Are you seeking to join a residential childcare company that values and cares for its employees? …..
Are you considering a change in career and believe you could make a difference to young people in care? .......
If so, we welcome applications from individuals to care for and support vulnerable and at times challenging young people in our homes across Kent.
Vacancies for residential workers and seniors currently exist in East Kent, especially in Thanet and Folkestone. Salaries range, as follows, dependant on home location, experience and qualifications:
Residential Workers £18,000 to £20,000
Senior Residential Worker £20,000 to £22,000
Salaries shown, are for full time posts involving a shift pattern rota, including weekends and a sleeping in allowance. Part time positions are available.
Previous experience or transferable skills are desirable but opportunities exist for candidates with a desire to develop their own skills and understanding of working with young people and a willingness to undergo further training at our own dedicated training centre.
Further information about us and the work we do along with application forms can be found at jobs.ethelbertonline.co.uk
Application forms can also be requested via the JobsinKent website or by telephone request on 01843 823762.
Enhanced DBS and relevant checks will be required for all applicants.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Ethelbert Children's Services also operates its own Fostering Agency across Kent, London and adjacent counties. We are currently actively recruiting in these areas and welcome applications from existing or prospective individuals or couples who would consider this challenging but rewarding role. Excellent training and development is provided along with payments starting at £455.00 per week per child. For further information please contact our fostering ream via the above links, directly on Freephone 0898 1681228 or visit us on our website or Facebook.see full details.
Considering a career involving the care of children?
Ethelbert Fostering Services (EFS) are currently recruiting new or established foster carers across Kent, London and surrounding areas. If you are currently fostering or are considering a change of career or just want to find out more please contact us for an informal chat.
We recognise that our foster carers are our greatest asset and reward and support them accordingly.
A minimum of £455.00 per child per week plus paid expenses, respite and annual retainer after a qualifying period.
Unlimited referrals - we have contractual partnerships with more than 60 local authorities and receive many referrals every day.
24 hour support, 365 days a year from an organisation with more than 40 years' experience in children's social care.
Experienced Supervising Social Workers.
In-house education, health and therapy services.
Comprehensive training & development opportunities.
Local support groups & peer networking opportunities.
Organised leisure activities for you and your family.
Why become a Foster Carer?
There are many reasons why children and young people need to live with foster carers and equally as many reasons why people decide to become foster carers. The one thing they always have in common, is that they want to fulfil one of the most important roles in society by making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and teenagers.
Right now, the UK needs 6,500 more foster carers to provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot live with their own families.
Who can be a Foster Carer?
Foster carers can be married, single, co-habiting, male, female, same sex couples and be of any ethnicity, culture or faith. There are no age limits for foster carers or restrictions for people with disabilities, as long as you have the energy and ability to provide children with the care, welfare and lifestyle they need and deserve. You must enjoy having children in your life and be prepared to work through the emotional difficulties associated with living in care.
If you are already an approved foster carer and are considering changing to an agency that can provide exceptional levels of support, financial reward and personal development opportunities, we would love to hear from you.
At EFS, we recognise that transferring agencies can be a daunting decision for a foster carer and it is not one that should be taken lightly. However, if you believe it is the right decision for you, we would welcome the opportunity to provide advice and guidance as to the process of transfer, the support we could offer and the opportunities we could make available, should you transfer to EFS.
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