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Adventure Care Worker

  • Location:

    Buxton, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Services for children

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30704.40 - £33933.60 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gavin Hayes

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:


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Job Description

Adventure Care Worker

Location: Buxton

Job Title: Adventure Care Worker

Hours: Full time, permanent

Shifts: day-sleeps on a 4-on, 6-off basis

Salary: £30,704.40 to £33,933.60 per annum* (depending on qualifications held and undertaking 8 sleeps per month)

*£10.66 to £12.04 per hour days, £60 per sleep

Start a truly rewarding career!

This is quite a unique and very special opportunity for the right people. We are looking for Adventure support workers to join our team. Our teams are 'Professional parents' who are nurturing and supportive, that can give our children, high levels of care and allow them to achieve amazing outcomes. The role is to promote and encourage independence and life skills for our young people, ensuring that their safety and wellbeing underpins every decision we make. When life can seem "too much" we take them on adventures!

We are looking for Adventurous Support Workers to join our assessment centre team in Buxton, Peak District. Our homes are various sizes therapeutic, EBD and complex trauma homes. You will have a keen interest in the outdoors and everything "adventure!"

Our Mission:

We are driven to changing children's' lives for the better by providing best-in-class specialist services. We are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard. We think that our people are the best in the industry - if you want to join us, there has never been a better time. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we would love to hear from you!
Successful employment is subject to satisfactory Full Enhanced Disclosure, right to work and reference checks in line with government regulations and Safer Recruitment Practices.

All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Our employees are responsible for promoting equal opportunities for all and for challenging any behaviour or practice which discriminates against any young person or colleague on the grounds of race, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other perceived difference.

The role of an adventure support worker will involve:

  • Contributing to the young person's care plans and risk assessments, their review and implementation.
  • Forming effective relationships with young people, their families (if appropriate) and external agencies.
  • Ensure the home is kept clean and in a tidy condition, adhere to the cleaning rota system, encouraging the young people to participate as appropriate.
  • Ensure that good quality records are maintained as required with supervision and advice from shift and Managers.
  • Maintain and promote residential care work to high levels of professionalism expected by ourselves and Ofsted.
  • Contribute to the educational and social development of each young person and assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programs.
  • Meet the emotional and physical needs of our young people and maximize opportunities for their development.
  • Up to 28-day adventure programs where you will be away from home/able to stay away for 4 days at a time

What we are looking for from you:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People or equivalent (desirable)
  • Experience in a childcare setting (desirable)
  • Passion to help nurture young people.
  • A real love for adventure. Outdoor activity qualifications (preferred)
  • Be able to work shift patterns including sleep ins (Rota plan given in advance)
  • Full driving licence (essential)
  • All candidates must be over the age of 21

What we can offer you:

  • Enrolment onto the fully funded Level 3/4/5 Children and Young People's Workforce qualification
  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • 248 hours annual leave per year
  • Opportunities to pick up extras shifts / overtime at enhanced rate
  • Bank holidays paid at time and a half
  • Comprehensive, paid induction training and ongoing training within the role
  • Fantastic opportunities for career development, we promoted over 50 colleagues last year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A £500 bonus via our 'Refer a Friend' scheme (successful referees will also be entered into a prize draw for an opportunity to win £5000)
  • Monthly recognition awards
  • Casual dress code
  • Access to big-brand deals and discounts via our employee benefits scheme E-Together
  • Food available whilst on shift
  • Free parking
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to a child's life!

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