Who are we?
Kibble is a specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people across the UK. Many of the young people the charity cares for have experienced significant trauma in their lives and we provide a safe, stable environment that is both nurturing and therapeutic. With a robust support network and wide range of integrated services, we offer young people opportunities and encourage them to believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and realise their own self-worth.
The post involves direct working with young people who, for a variety of reasons are unable to remain at home and who, at the instruction of a Children’s Hearing or a Court, must be accommodated by Kibble.
To work with children and young people in a trauma informed way that must be tailored to the particular needs and requirements for each individual. Workers may be based in our secure, residential or community settings and be required to demonstrate commitment, flexibility and resilience in challenging situations within the environment. This will be supported by appropriate training and support from a workplace mentor.
During the 12 month programme you will be required to;
• Promote effective communication with children and young people in a way that promotes their trust and involvement in meeting the requirements of the Children’s Hearing or Court and the social and educational targets of the school.
• Promote health safety and security within the Centre to identify, minimise and manage potential risks and hazards.
• Support the management of situations that involve challenging behaviour, promoting the health, well -being and rights of the young people at all times.
• Work in collaboration with parents/carers, internal and external agencies to understand the roles and responsibilities of all individuals, groups and organisations that are involved in the care of the young people.
• Demonstrate good communication skills both verbal, written and with a competent level of IT skills to undertake all administrative and other allied duties
• Promote group living as a positive experience through the planning, implementation and review of daily living programmes.
• Work to complete HNC qualification in Social Services which will provide an understanding of health, wellbeing and safeguarding, lifespan development, relevant legislation and the assessment and care planning process.
• Be willing and able to drive school transport therefore, a driving licence is essential.
• Manage and motivate self by using supervision with your work place mentor and mentoring co-ordinator to support all aspects of their development within the role and expect to take the lead in pursuing their own professional learning needs.
1. Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.
2. The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership. Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.
3. Appointments will be subject to a twelve-month probationary period.
Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 17th October 2021