Overview

Do you want to make a difference to a child’s life?  
Hours: 4 days on, 6 days off (with sleep nights). We are a 365 day a year service due to the nature of our work.  Rotas given in advance

Pay rate: £39,762 to £42,804 per annum,*  including opportunities to pick up overtime at an enhanced rate

Esland are driven to changing children’s’ lives for the better by providing the best-in-class specialist services.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for experienced, nurturing and dedicated individuals, who can provide an outstanding level of childcare and allow our young people to achieve amazing outcomes.

Woodside Farm is a new two-bed service proving immediate intervention and trauma-informed, therapeutic support.  Over a 12 week placement, our young people are given security, support, and stabilisation in a nurturing and peaceful environment.  Every placement provides PACE principle residential care, access to education and participation in outdoor/adventure activities.

Apply today to become a highly valued member of our team and start a truly rewarding career!

About our schools:

We want you to feel valued and supported in your role and as such, we offer:
  • Routes for progression and the opportunity undergo a qualification once employed
  • BILD accredited, paid induction training 
  • Access to a company app that provides high street discounts, online medical support, financial advice and counselling
  • A day off for your birthday (in addition to your holiday entitlement)
  • Access to a holiday home based in the Peak District where you can stay for free, on the company!
  • A warm, supportive work environment with a good work-life balance
  • Much more!
*Estimated salary based on a pay rate of £13.30 to £14.60 per hour for days (depending on qualifications held) and working 12 sleep-nights per month on average (at £60 per sleep night)

What we’re looking for:

  • A minimum 12 months experience in a children’s residential care home
  • A level 3 (or above) diploma in residential childcare (or at least 50% complete)
  • A Full driving licence issued in the UK
  • A keen interest in outdoor and adventure activities
  • Applicants must have full right to work in the UK with no restrictions
  • In depth knowledge of Ofsted regulations, expectations and best practice 
  • Values in line with Esland’s, such as taking a therapeutic, person-centred approach to childcare
  • Due to industry regulations, applicants must be aged 21 or above
Successful employment is subject to satisfactory Full Enhanced Disclosure, right to work and reference checks in line with government regulations and Safer Recruitment Practices (the company will cover the costs).

All young people are equally entitled to have their needs met in a fair and balanced way. Esland 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.

We can offer:

About Esland

With over 35 years of residential childcare experience, the Esland group now has more than 60 residential children’s and assessment homes, and three schools, that are spread across the Kent, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands and Northamptonshire regions of England. We strive to support our children to achieve their very best outcomes, through our bespoke residential care, education, therapeutic and activity-led wraparound services.

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