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Recruitment – Making a Difference

The Caldecott Foundation cares for children who have significant social, emotional and behavioral difficulties due to suffering severe neglect and trauma at the early stages of life. Providing residential care for up to fifty children and young people aged 5 to 18 in comfortable homes with an assessment centre, on-site school, vocational learning centre and therapy service, Caldecott delivers a comprehensive package of care and education.

By working at Caldecott, you can make a difference to young people who need dedicated care and help in their education and home life.

Working at Caldecott is extremely rewarding and seeing the young people progress and achieve more than they ever thought possible is beyond satisfyingCaldecott staff member

We are currently looking to fill the following vacancies:

 

Residential Care Workers – Newark and Sherwood Forest area & Ashford, Kent

A career to inspire others

Salary Range £18,453 – £20,858, whilst training

+ sleeping in duties at £32.94

39 hours per week – 30 days holiday (Inclusive of Bank Holidays)

Are you looking for a rewarding role with excellent career progression opportunities?

The Caldecott Foundation is looking for caring individuals who are passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people; encouraging life skills and helping the young people to develop their social skills through play and education, whilst having fun. We pride ourselves in providing our children and young people with exciting opportunities and an outstanding environment to live in.

A good sense of humour with the ability to develop relationships with the young people and provide a safe and caring environment for them is essential for the role.

From the outset we provide accredited training including a Diploma and we actively encourage career progression to enable staff to reach their full potential. We can offer a range of routes to progress your career including management and leadership, social work, education and therapy roles.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend interview – Date TBC

If you are successful at a formal interview you will be invited to one of the homes to meet staff and young people who also play an active role in the Foundations recruitment process

The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding children. We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.

For a full job description, person specification and an application form please click on the link below or email or call our HR Administrator christine.abbott@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or by phone on 01303 815635

Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible

Senior Residential Care Workers – Nottinghamshire (Fledborough / Worksop / Kneesall)

Salary Range £23,708 – £26,276

+ sleeping in duties at £32.94

39 hours per week – On a rota system and includes evening and weekend work

Candidates must have:

  • The Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People Workforce, or equivalent
  • At least 18 months experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting
  • Knowledge of the importance of protecting vulnerable young people and an understanding of the impact trauma can have on a child’s life
  • The ability to be flexible with working hours
  • Sound communication skills and be able to work within a team providing outstanding care
  • An understanding of how their own actions can affect those around them
  • The skills and enthusiasm to set boundaries, challenge unacceptable behaviour and be a role model to provide an environment in which the young people feel safe and supported
  • A full UK driving licence

Job Responsibilities:

  • To lead a shift ensuring high levels of supervision and support to a group of vulnerable young people
  • To offer a caring, supportive and stable environment for the young people
  • Be committed to the young people’s well being and act as a positive role model
  • Develop and sustain effective working relationships with the local community, colleagues and other agencies so as to promote collaborative working and partnerships
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the standard of care is at the highest in relation to the young people’s physical, behavioural and emotional needs
  • Assist and take part in activities in the home and outdoors
  • Contribute to the effective physical, social and emotional environment to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating atmosphere and help the young people build their confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills
  • To write reports, behaviour management & care plans

The Benefits of Joining the Caldecott Foundation are:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Enhance Holiday Entitlement
  • Training
  • Career Progression Opportunities and Qualifications
  • Free Parking
  • Occupational Health Provision

Closing date: Ongoing

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend an Interview – Date TBC

Practical assessments will then be held with selected candidates within the home environment

An enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this post

Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you not have heard within three weeks of the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

Supply Teachers

Salary: £120 – £150 per day

(Dependent on the class assigned to and experience)

For this role you need to be a qualified teacher or be a specialist in your chosen field. We require resourceful, motivated and innovative teachers who are able to have a flexible approach to the teaching and learning of challenging students. An enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this post.

For a full job description, person specification and an application form please click on the links below or contact our HR Administrator christine.abbott@caldecottfoundation.co.uk – 01303 815635

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Teaching Assistant (Casual)

£80 – £100 / day

Opportunities have arisen to join our dedicated and friendly team.

Are you a resilient, highly skilled, enthusiastic and reliable Teaching Assistant who can support our young people to achieve in all areas of the curriculum?

You must have GCSE (Grade C or above) in English and Mathematics or Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy and be able to communicate effectively with children and adults.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with children; works well as part of a team and has a good sense of humour!

Closing date: TBC

Interviews will take place on: TBC

An Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check from the Disclosing and Barring Service will be required for this post.

Applications are invited via our website – www.thecaldecottfoundation.co.uk or, alternatively, by contacting the HR Administrator by emailing christine.abbott@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or by phone on 01303 815635

Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible after the closing date. Should you not have heard within three weeks of the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

Trustees

Voluntary position – We will reimburse expenses

The Caldecott Foundation is seeking new trustees to fill vacant places on our Board.

The Caldecott Foundation provides Residential Care, Education, Fostering and Therapy for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. We have recently celebrated our 100th anniversary and undertaken a Fundraising Appeal to fund the expansion of our school facilities, therapy services and step-down residential provision. We are committed to providing high quality services and passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for those placed with us.

As a member of our Board you would be involved with us during an exciting period of our on-going development. You would be in a position to use your skills and experience to make a real difference to the vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as to support us in our plans to expand and develop our services, maximize the advantages of our charitable status and achieve sustainable success as an organization.

You would be joining a team of volunteer Trustees from a range of professional backgrounds. The full Board meets six times a year and there are a number of sub-committees covering Audit & Risk, Finance, Education and Practice Governance.

We are currently looking to recruit Trustees with the following backgrounds:

  • Commercial/financial
  • Care services for children and young people
  • Education or training
  • Managerial or professional
  • Private or public sector Board experience

If you are interested in finding out more about the position or about Caldecott we would be delighted to provide you with more detailed information and arrange a time for you to visit. Please contact Timothy Allison, Executive Support Manager on 01303 815638 or email timothy.allison@caldecottfoundation.co.uk

Foster Carers

Looking for an interesting and worthwhile career? How about becoming a foster carer?

If you are energetic, capable, a good problem solver, optimistic and fun loving and could be a good role model to the children and young people in our care then we would love to hear from you.

If you feel you can make a difference for these children and young people and are prepared to work from home, work as part of a professional team and undertake training then we are the organisation for you.

As a foster carer you will be paid a generous weekly allowance including paid respite, holiday allowance and insurance. You will also receive support from your personal fostering social worker through formal supervision, an on-going package of training and 24/7 365 days a year telephone support.

Still interested about this exciting new career?

Call Charmaine Hughes on 01303 815648 now so you can start on this wonderful and rewarding career.

Click here to be transferred to our fostering website where there is more information on fostering and becoming a foster carer.

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Safeguarding Statement

The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

An Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required for these posts.

Equal Opportunities

The Foundation is an equal opportunities employer. Please click here for our Equal Opportunities Policy