Do you have what it takes to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in RCT?
- Passionate about providing stable and positive environments for children and young people, who are unable to live with their family at the current time?
- Committed to improving the lives of children and young people with complex needs or those who have experienced trauma?
- Able to work creatively and innovatively, providing care which will include a high level of active engagement in activities and direct work?
- A hard working and resilient individual, who is able to engage with and emotionally support children and young people?
- A team player with excellent communication skills, who is willing to work flexibly including weekends, Bank Holidays and sleep in shifts?
- Motivated to expand your knowledge by undertaking the relevant training and qualifications alongside this role?
Then why wait? Find out more about RCT’s Residential service below!
About the service
Our Residential Services provide care and support to children and young people between the ages of 6-18 years. Residential staff teams are committed to providing stable and supportive environments which improve lived experiences and provide positive opportunities to those who are unable to live with their family at the current time or require respite.
“Its nice to want to bring your friend back somewhere, you know, somewhere calm and tidy, I’m not used to that, but it’s been good to be able to, I’m not embarrassed about where I live, or the people here”
Individual plans are designed to facilitate reunification with families, transition into foster placement, or to support the development of life skills in preparation for independent living. For those receiving short break services, the individual plans are designed to ensure opportunities for community activity and learning.
“10 out of 10 thumbs up for everything! The house is nice, staff are nice, and I can talk to them about anything and everything”
Our residential teams are trained and supported to deliver care using the Trauma Recovery Model. This model of care combines theories of child development, neuroscience and attachment. It provides practitioners with an understanding of what interventions to employ and when, within the young person’s journey of recovery and personal growth. Staff have direct access to psychology led therapeutic support, in the application of the model.
“I really feel supported by staff, they allow me to be myself and they help me, by showing me they trust me to do things. I caught a bus on my own yesterday, I think this is a really big thing for me”
Our short break service, supports disabled children and their families, providing short stays which focus on accessible, positive activities and experiences with a ‘can do’ approach, utilising the PACE model of care.
“I love my job, I am fully supported in my role and encouraged to progress with the variety of training and development opportunities offered to us, I adore working with amazing young people and a great team” – Residential Child Care Practitioner
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