Job: St Elizabeth’s Centre: Care and Support Worker-Children’s Residential

Business / Wed 27th Sep 2023 at 11:58am


£23,400 – £24,862 PER ANNUM

£12.00 – £12.75 PER HOUR


Have you been thinking about a career in child care but not sure where to start? Are you a caring, fun person with a passion for working with children and young people, then we’d love to hear from you!

Who are we?

St Elizabeth’s is a centre of expertise in supporting and educating young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties or other complex neurological conditions potentially caused or complicated by epilepsy. We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and committed Care & Support Workers to join our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Children’s Home.

We are based in a beautiful countryside location in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, which is a 10-minute drive from Harlow. We do also offer a staff transport service with several pick-up points across Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth meaning if you are living locally, you can still reach us.

As a Care & Support Worker, you will:

Support children and young people in various aspects of their life, maximising their potential in leisure and learning – whilst ensuring fun is at the heart of everything we do! 

Promote independence and learning in line with well-being and goals

Prepare meals and in some cases, support our children to develop this life skill

Keep the home clean and tidy, maintaining a safe, homely and nurturing environment

Support children’s personal needs including social, hygiene and medication

What we can offer?

·         Full time or part time hours available – between two or five shifts per week

·         Mixed shift pattern of earlies and lates (07:00 – 14:30 & 14:15 – 21:45)

·         Rated ‘Good’ across our children’s services by Ofsted 

·         All training and qualifications provided – opportunity to pursue a fully funded Level 3 qualification in Residential Child Care 

·         20% uplift on your salary for working overtime on a Saturday & Sunday

·         Free onsite parking

·         Paid enhanced DBS

We also offer a ‘recommend a friend’ payment of up to £500! (T&Cs apply)

What we are looking for?

We are looking for caring individuals to support children and young people aged 5 – 19 years and to provide them with opportunities to “live life to the full”. Ideally you will have some previous experience of working in care or education, but if you can commit to being dedicated, motivated and adaptable, then you are just the person we need.

How to apply

To apply, please complete an application form and upload an up to date CV on our website www.stelizabeths.org.uk. All offers are conditional and subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check. The salary range advertised is based on full-time equivalent and appointment on the scale is dependent on the role, qualifications and experience.

St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Some of our positions involve regulated activity relevant to vulnerable children, adults and young people. It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Registered Charity 1176777 

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