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Milieu Project Worker

This is a full time role - 40 hours per week

Salary Range: £22,389 - £23,118 (depending on relevant qualifications)

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

Due to our rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

Glebe House is a Residential Home, set in a quiet location, near Cambridge, for up to 16 vulnerable teenage males. For a minimum of 2 years, each Resident follows a programme of integrated care, therapy and education.

About the role:

  • Working alongside the young people in the residential setting, to support them in their everyday life and prepare them for independent living, by developing their life skills such as budgeting, health and wellbeing etc
  • To act as a Key Worker, delivering high standards of support to designated Residents, ensuring their physical, psychological, emotional and recreational development
  • To support a daily activities programme, which includes: education, sporting activities, hobbies; as well as off-site activities, including: days out and residential holidays (during residential holidays there is a requirement to share a room with Residents during these activities)
  • To enter, with enthusiasm, into the life and culture of the Community, including participation in those events and celebrations that reflect the dynamism and positivity of Glebe House and take an active part in Community Meetings
  • Act as a role model and encourage positive behaviours to motivate, support and inspire the Residents during their programme at Glebe House

Requirements of the role

  • To ensure high standards of safe working practices at all times
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma Children and Young Persons or equivalent - Desirable
  • Full UK Driving Licence - Essential
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including: weekends (working 1 in 3 weekends), evenings and sleep-ins - Essential
  • Genuine commitment to working and supporting Young People to achieve their full potential
  • The ability to cope effectively with challenging behaviour
  • An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • To work as part of a team
  • An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload, and set and meet targets and deadlines
  • To ensure record keeping and administration responsibilities of the team are met

We can offer you benefits such as:

  • You will have a fixed 3 week shift pattern
  • Access to an independent Employee Assistance Programme – offering counselling, financial advice, legal advice etc
  • Free meals will be provided whilst on duty
  • Competitive salary
  • Training and development

Nature and Scope:

Glebe House is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity.

The role involves working within the staff team, taking responsibility for the provision and support of specialist treatment and intervention for young men in the area of sexual dysfunction, specifically addressing issues of sexual abuse. The key objective is, within the framework of a Residential, Therapeutic Community, to reduce the risk of offending and to promote resilience in order to diminish such risks in the long term.

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359 or email hr@glebehouse.org.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Locum

This is a casual post which requires working some evening and weekend shifts.

Salary: £14.01 per hour

Due to the Care Provision Regulations regarding the nature of the work we do, applicants must be 25 years or over.

Due to our rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

Glebe House is a Residential Home, set in a quiet location, near Cambridge, for up to 16 vulnerable teenage males. For a minimum of 2 years, each Resident follows a programme of integrated care, therapy and education.

Core Duties and Accountabilities:

  • To support and engage with the young men who live and work at Glebe House.
  • To ensure the primary care needs are met of Residents and that their skill-base is developed.
  • To support the daily activities programme and to introduce age-appropriate and stimulating projects through negotiation with the staff responsible for overseeing this element of our work.
  • To support the Milieu programme by working to enable Residents to experience a sense of belonging, security, safety and empowerment.
  • To enter, with enthusiasm, into the life and culture of the Community, including participation in those events and celebrations that reflect the dynamism and positivity of Glebe House
  • To take an active part in Community meetings, staff meetings and all other group based forums that form the core of the living and learning experience at Glebe House.

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years experience in childcare or a related field of work.
  • NVQ3, DIPSw, CSS/CQSW, Teaching, Nursing, Therapy qualifications would prove an advantage.
  • A strong belief in residential therapeutic interventions as a powerful and legitimate form of care for some young people
  • A clean and current driving licence is essential

Knowledge:

  • An understanding of the particular needs and risks of the Residents.
  • An understanding of the value of working in an equal opportunity framework, and a commitment to implementing equal opportunities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • An ability to speak at meetings, make representations including of written reports.
  • An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload and set and meet targets and deadlines.
  • An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels.
  • Skills to research and write a range of publications and be administratively self-servicing including word processing skills.
  • An ability to work constructively within a team.
  • An ability to work flexible hours, involving evenings and weekends.

Nature and Scope:

Glebe House is part of Friends Therapeutic Community Trust and is a not-for-profit Charity.

The role involves working within the staff team, taking responsibility for the provision and support of specialist treatment and intervention for young men in the area of sexual dysfunction, specifically addressing issues of sexual abuse. The key objective is, within the framework of a Residential, Therapeutic Community, to reduce the risk of offending and to promote resilience in order to diminish such risks in the long term.

If you are interested in this post and would either like to discuss the role further or request an Application Form, please contact Teresa Wilkinson or Natalie Jack on (01799) 584359 or email hr@glebehouse.org.uk

The application form can also be downloaded from our website www.glebehouse.org.uk

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.