Ref. 55389

Assistant Practitioner

  • Location: Nottingham, England
  • Salary: £12.15 - £12.15 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Nottinghamshire County Council to recruit 1 full time and 1 part time Assistant Practitioner for Clayfields House Secure Children’s Home in their Youth, Families and Social Work Department.

1 role is 37 hours per week

1 role is 25 hours per week

Umbrella pay rate is £12.15.

Job Purpose:

To provide safe, supportive and positive care to all children and young people, this will include pro-active involvement in all aspects of their day to day social and educational care, in line with the service plan and associated standards within the Children’s Home Regulations 2015.

To carry out co-working responsibilities with vulnerable children and young people who have complex needs and challenging behaviours, which will involve delivering all identified care planning tasks, through the direction of your Senior Practitioner.

You will have safeguarding responsibilities for the most vulnerable children and young people in England and Wales.

The post holder will follow a rota pattern of work, which will include a planned shift patterns, which will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays and on occasions awake-night and sleep-in duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

To offer children and young people a high standard of physical and emotional care, involving supporting with education, life skills and health needs, including mental health support as part of the Corporate Parenting role.

To provide a high standard of care to children and young people which is efficiently and effectively delivered within organisational policy and statutory requirements.

To provide care within an environment that positively integrates race, culture gender, disability, sexual orientation etc.

To ensure that managers are informed of significant matters arising in connection with the Home, including areas that are a requirement under the children’s Homes regulation 2015 and/ or in the best interest of the children and young people under your care.

To work positively and enabling with children and young people with challenging behaviour to affect change and positive outcomes and ensure children and young people have access to representation and complaints procedure.

To act as an advocate for the children and young people in your care.

To communicate effectively and professionally verbally, non-verbally and in written form.

To have knowledge and application of relevant Health and Safety and any other relevant legislation.

To implement effective strategies for managing challenging behaviour, following the MAPA training, principles and strategies.

To implement child care plans and other associated plans e.g. risk assessments etc.

To communicate effectively, professionally and sensitively with children, young people, their families and relevant professionals.

To have a working knowledge of Clayfields Safeguarding Procedures, including its application where children and young people raise concerns and at all times have due regard to your ‘statement of primary responsibility’.

Applicant Requirements:

    • Qualifications:

Should hold a Diploma/ NVQ 3 CCYP/Health & Social Care, CWDC Diploma or equivalent. If not currently held will be required to register on a programme and will be expected to achieve this within 6 months of being confirmed in post.

Basic knowledge of the Children Act 1989.

Must have an understanding of the safeguarding issues which may impact on people in care.

Must have an understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, racial and individual needs in a residential care setting.

Must have an understanding, awareness of & commitment to equality issues.

  • Experience: Must have a minimum of 6 months experience of working with children and young people.
  • Compliance: Up to date Passport and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.


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