Childcare Practitioner

Permanent Full Time

Permanent Child Care Practitioner

Job Title: Child Care Practitioner
Job Type:  Permanent 
Location: Loddon, Norfolk

Days and hours of work: Monday to Sunday (Rota basis) full-time.
Start Date: Immediately
Salary/ Hourly rate: £22571 to £25927 (depending on experience) plus sleeping in bonus as per rota.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with children in a highly specialised, holistic, integrated therapeutic care and education services. There are 2 services that provide care for a maximum of 8 children in each service. This is an employer who always encourages development and learning, and supports individuals to reach their potential, as proven with their current team who have been promoted from within, with many now in senior positions.

You do not need professional experience as our client is looking for enthusiastic, nurturing and inspirational support workers to join the team and to contribute to the family environment they provide. You will support the Children with educating them in life skills and their personal, social and emotional development. 

If you are you an experienced residential child care worker and have been successful working with children displaying social, emotional and mental health complex needs, you could apply for the higher level Child Care Practitioner – Personal Tutor.  You will be responsible for designated children within the home, playing a pivotal role in advocating on their behalf. 

Hours: 37 hours per week- the ability to work a rota shift pattern including weekends and sleep-in's is essential as our client operates 24/7, 365 days a year.


As a Child Care Practitioner for this client, you would support in ensuring the promotion of the highest standard of care and to safeguard and support the development of all children

Counselling of children in personal and social competence, including relationships, health, hygiene, domestic etiquette, dress and safety
Provide the children with a secure, safe and stimulating environment conducive to physical, emotional, educational and social development, so that children enjoy a calm, and relaxed homely living experience
To be conversant with and adhere to all procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
To be responsible for the care and leisure time activities of children under the supervision and guidance of a Personal Tutor or Link Tutor
To maintain clear, effective and impartial communication between education and care staff, and the senior management team.

Willingness to expand on knowledge and undertake training- Staff working in a residential setting are required to complete a Level 3 Diploma in residential childcare, you will be supported with this to ensure it has been completed within two years of employment.
Desire to improve the lives of our children and to be part of a team that aspires to give them a better chance of having a happy and fulfilling future
Good communicator, you will need to be qualified in English Language or Literacy to a Level 1 standard
Excellent Commitment and reliability
Full driving licence and access to a car

Free and comprehensive training
Opportunity to enrol in NVQ
35 days of annual leave per year 
Meals provided when on shift
PerkBox – a platform giving discount vouchers, free treats, an online GP facility and a free helpline
Competitive pay
Free onsite parking

Please contact our Healthcare Recruitment specialists

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