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Children’s Care Manager

The School provides the highest quality of care and education to the children and young adults. If you are interested in working for an employer where you are positively impacting the children’s lives whilst receiving a competitive salary and benefits, well defined career pathways and training opportunities – then Loddon is the place for you.

Loddon is made up 7 houses, supporting 4-5 young people in each house, with a team of dedicated staff. The role of the children’s services manager is to lead in, and ensure the delivery of high quality care within your assigned house.

The Role

The role is strategic with daily input into operational matters where your expertise will ensure appropriate outcomes.  The role is full time and will be flexible, working a rota including both day and night shifts across a 7 week rota with weekend day shifts shared between the team.

This is a highly visible role hence confident communication skills are essential, as is an organised approach.  You will lead, coach and guide your teams to manage daily operational issues and ensure appropriate paperwork and reports are completed on time.  You will have a working knowledge of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and how this translates into practice.

A natural leader, you will remain calm in a crisis whilst motivating others and creating a dynamic and engaging environment where new ideas are encouraged and discussed. Your ability to demonstrate your skills as a practitioner will be key to inspiring your team to deliver the highest level of care to our children on a daily basis and safeguarding will always be at the forefront of what you do.

We have one permanent position and one fixed term position.

Experience and Qualifications

Applicants will be expected to undertake the Pearson BTEC Level 5 in Leadership & Management for Residential Care (England) as part on their ongoing development and so a willingness to commit to further study is essential.  Ideally you will hold a Level 3 certificate as a vocational assessor and have at least three years management experience or able to clearly demonstrate areas of your current and past experience where you have held responsibility for leading and managing a team.

Salary: £27,000 – £39,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

For a full job description and more information on how to formally apply for the role, please click ‘apply’ or contact us directly on 01256 884 600.

Closing date: Friday 29th December 2023. Interviews will be held shortly after this date.

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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HOURS: Full Time

The role is full time and will be flexible

working a rota including both day and overnight on-call shifts across a 7 week rota.

weekend day shifts shared between the team.

SALARY RANGE: £27,709.50 - 39,897 depending on experience & qualifications

The role is full time and will be flexible

working a rota including both day and overnight on-call shifts across a 7 week rota.

weekend day shifts shared between the team.

Domestic Assistant

If you are interested in working for an employer where you are adding value to the lives of the children whatever role you are in, all whilst being valued, receiving great benefits and training opportunities, then Loddon is the place for you.

What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate would be someone who is a team player, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn. Previous experience isn’t essential.

A little about the role

  • Provide efficient and effective cleaning around designated areas of the school
  • Vacuuming, upholstery, dusting, cleaning children’s bedrooms and living spaces, laundry and washing up duties
  • Emptying waste bins (including clinical waste), ensuring the safe and correct procedures are followed in line with policies and procedures

 

Training & Development at Loddon
We aim to give you the best opportunity to learn hands on, how to do your role to the highest standard. You will receive on shift training as well as induction training in your first 4 weeks at Loddon.

If you are looking to develop your role within the school, there is no stopping you! There is opportunities to move over to the care team and support the children later down the line.

Salary
The salary is dependent on relevant qualifications and previous experience in similar settings.

How to apply
Simply click ‘apply now’ to register your interest and a member of the recruitment team will be in touch.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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HOURS: 37.5 per week

37.5 hours per week across 5 days – 8.30am – 4.30pm, including 1 in 3 weekends.

SALARY RANGE: £20,514 - 21,703.50

37.5 hours per week across 5 days – 8.30am – 4.30pm, including 1 in 3 weekends.

Children’s Support Worker – Part time evenings

If you are interested in working for an employer where you are adding value to the lives of the children, all whilst being valued, receiving great benefits and training opportunities, then Loddon is the place for you.

What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate would be passionate about providing quality care and education for the children, would be patient and understanding and will ensure that they are always promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children.

Although previous experience within a similar setting and qualifications would be beneficial, it is not essential as we provide all the training required to help our employees have the best start in their career. If you demonstrate a willingness to learn we will give you the tools you need to succeed.

A little about the role

  • Provide the highest standards of care to the children and ensuring all their needs are met
  • Participate in all evening activities
  • Support the children’s independence with household tasks and personal care
  • Attend mandatory training courses and other recommended training to support with own development
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, parents, external professionals, and colleagues


Training & Development at Loddon

We aim to give you the best opportunity to learn hands on, how to do your role to the highest standard. You will receive 4 weeks of training where you will shadow a senior member of staff as well as weekly induction training sessions. During this time, you will have built strong professional relationships with the children and have a greater understanding of their needs, likes and dislikes.

We are passionate about staff development and progression at Loddon. If you are not qualified to the equivalent to a Level 3 Residential Childcare Diploma, you would be enrolled once you have completed your 3-month probation, with the support of our dedicated internal training team.

It doesn’t stop there, throughout your career at Loddon, you will continuously receive training and support to help you develop within the school. Whether this be to undertake a QTS, a Team Leading qualification or various Level 2 funded courses related to the work you do.

Salary
The salaries are dependent on relevant qualifications and previous experience in similar settings.

How to apply
Simply click ‘apply now’ to register your interest, and a member of the team will be in touch.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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HOURS: 12 - 30 hours per week
  • 5/6pm – 10pm – minimum of 3 evenings per week (12 hrs per week).
  • Weekends only

 

SALARY RANGE: £11.13 - £11.75 per hour
  • 5/6pm – 10pm – minimum of 3 evenings per week (12 hrs per week).
  • Weekends only

 

Children’s Support Worker – Full time

If you are interested in working for an employer where you are adding value to the lives of the children, all whilst being valued, receiving great benefits and training opportunities, then Loddon is the place for you.

What are we looking for?
The ideal candidate would be passionate about providing quality care and education for the children, would be patient and understanding and will ensure that they are always promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children.

Although previous experience within a similar setting and qualifications would be beneficial, it is not essential as we provide all the training required to help our employees have the best start in their career. If you demonstrate a willingness to learn we will give you the tools you need to succeed.

A little about the role

  • Provide the highest standards of care to the children and ensuring all their needs are met
  • Participate in all activities including swimming, walks, educational activities and trips out into the community
  • Support the children’s independence with household tasks and personal care
  • Attend mandatory training courses and other recommended training to support with own development
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children, parents, external professionals, and colleagues

 

Training & Development at Loddon
We aim to give you the best opportunity to learn hands on, how to do your role to the highest standard. You will receive 4 weeks of training where you will shadow a senior member of staff as well as weekly induction training sessions. During this time, you will have built strong professional relationships with the children and have a greater understanding of their needs, likes and dislikes.

We are passionate about staff development and progression at Loddon. If you are not qualified to the equivalent to a Level 3 Residential Childcare Diploma, you would be enrolled once you have completed your 3-month probation, with the support of our dedicated internal training team.

It doesn’t stop there, throughout your career at Loddon, you will continuously receive training and support to help you develop within the school. Whether this be to undertake a QTS, a Team Leading qualification or various Level 2 funded courses related to the work you do.

Salary
The salary is based on full time employment and are dependent on relevant qualifications and previous experience in similar settings.

How to apply
Simply click ‘apply now’ to register your interest and a member of the recruitment team will be in touch.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

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HOURS: Full time
  • Between the hours of 7.30am – 10pm, 1 in 2 weekends.
  • Working on a 6-week rolling shift pattern, with longer and shorter weeks.
  • There is also an opportunity to work part time evenings & weekends starting from 12 hours.
SALARY RANGE: £21,7.03.50 - £22,912 per annum
  • Between the hours of 7.30am – 10pm, 1 in 2 weekends.
  • Working on a 6-week rolling shift pattern, with longer and shorter weeks.
  • There is also an opportunity to work part time evenings & weekends starting from 12 hours.
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Loddon School

Wildmoor Lane
Sherfield-on-Loddon
Hook
Hampshire
RG27 0JD



He has done so well since he came to Loddon, the staff are great and he loves the animals. It's an absolutely fantastic place, people and environment for him.


We have been very pleased with the school and feel our experience and our child’s has been excellent. A very dedicated team have worked so hard with us to produce great results.
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