This service comprises of two houses which residential homes, each able to accommodate up to 4 young people with complex needs. The service aims to address areas of care such as, clinical intervention, living environment, education, therapeutic activity and family work.
This is a therapeutic community with a social pedagogical approach. There are currently 6 social pedagogues employed by this organization.
We are looking for two social care professionals to live in, either a married couple or partners, or two friends who want to live and work together. It is essential that at least one of the pair is social care qualified, ideally both.
This role is similar to professional fostering and you will share the living space with the children for whom you care. You will provide cover for the social pedagogues who run the home alongside the rest of the team, reporting to the manager of the service. The team includes a range of professionals, including actitivity therapists.
Most children have experienced abuse and/or neglect and have other bio-psychosocial vulnerabilities, resulting in a range of emotional, social, behavioural problems and concerns about their and others’ wellbeing.
Clinical interventions include psychotherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, systemic family therapy, equine assisted therapy, activity based learning, psycho-education and a range of group interventions. Your role is to create a home for the children (age range is approximately 10 to 17 years old).