Recruitment

The key to QUALITY is having the right staff team with the right skills and attitudes to young people. We understand that having the right people is one of the most important elements of offering safe and nurturing parenting to young people. We are always looking for people to join our team including as bank staff. Vacancies will also be advertised on Indeed.com

 

RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE OFFICER – LD / AUTISM

Quality Protects Children Ltd, has been working for over 18 years within the North West, currently specialising in providing a range of services to support young people aged 10 – 18 who may present with complex needs.

Our homes provide safe, consistent and therapeutic environments based upon the importance of forming positive attachments, offering permanency and positive parenting. Our staff teams are considerably experienced and possess nationally accredited qualifications.

We are looking to recruit people with a background in working with and supporting young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties to work within our LD/Autism Young Person’s Home. The provision will provide accommodation for Looked-After Children young people with ASD and associated needs and difficulties.

Post holders will be required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week including some evenings, nights and weekends on a rota basis.

Requirements

We are looking to recruit individuals with:

  • Experience of working with children, young people and families and who are willing to be part of this exciting service.
  • Working knowledge of issues within children’s social work including child care legislation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with young people and professionals
  • Evidence of continued professional development and an NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People or working towards.

The post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.00 to £8.64 /hour

Job Location:

  • Liverpool, Merseyside

 

THERAPEUTIC PRACTITIONER

Quality Protects Children Ltd, has been working for over 10 years within the North West, currently specialising in providing a range of services to support young people aged 10 – 18 who may present with complex needs.

Lawrence House is a generic children’s home with education, and we are very excite that it is changing its role to be more formally a therapeutic home using the SPARCS methodology, which has been piloted there for a year. The existing Lawrence House RCCO staff will become Therapeutic Practitioners but we need to recruit at least one additional Therapeutic Practitioner to join the team. The role of Therapeutic Practitioner builds on the RCCO job description but adds some therapeutic elements.

SPARCS is short for Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress. SPARCS is a group intervention, delivered during school hours, that is specifically designed to address the needs of chronically traumatised adolescents who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems in several areas of functioning. Overall goals of the 16-week program are to help young people cope more effectively in the moment, enhance self-efficacy, connect with others and establish supportive relationships, cultivate awareness, and create meaning. We aim to support the programme by having a staff team operating using SPARCS techniques in the day to day life of the home.

Post holders will be required to work a minimum of 35 hours per week including some evenings and weekends on a rota basis. Pay is at £0.50 per hour above the standard RCCO rate reflecting the higher expectations of meeting the competency framework for SPARCS

Experience of direct work with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties is essential and preferable an NVQ Level 3 Caring for Children and Young People or recognised professional qualification in therapeutic work with young people.

Job Type: Full-time

SERVICE MANAGER

Quality Protects Children Ltd, has been working for over 18 years within the North West, specialising in providing a range of high quality residential child care services to support young people aged 10 – 18, who may present with complex needs.

We are looking for an outstanding calibre individual to fill the role of service manager, which forms part of the senior team for QPC. The role oversees the operation of six children’s homes across the North West. The successful candidate will have a strong experience of residential child care, with an in-depth knowledge of the legislative and guidance framework as well as a deep commitment to making a difference to lives of young people in our care. You will also need to understand quality, achieving performance and be able to effectively manage and supervise a team of managers. The role is responsible for dealing with Ofsted, safeguarding and external agencies on a regular basis.

Post holders will be required to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week including some on call. Salary circa £35k depending on qualifications and experience. Recognised Social Work qualification combined with a leadership and management qualification, or Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services – Children and Young People’s Residential Management Pathway, or NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services, or NPQH, or NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Children’s pathway) combined with a leadership and management qualification, or Foundation degree in Therapeutic childcare, preferably combined with a leadership and management qualification.

QPC recognises our responsibility to safeguard the young people in our care. We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of our children and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect. We exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children.

Please contact Christine Melia on the main telephone number for an Application Pack, which contains an application form, full job description and person specification