Vacancies

  • Residential Child Care Worker

    Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Location: Salisbury 

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week – working on a 3 week rota system

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Residential Child Care Workers to come and join our family friendly team in and around the Salisbury area

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2018/063
  • Qualified Teacher (Casual)

    Employment Type: Casual

    Location: Taunton

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for a Qualified Teacher to join our team at our school in Taunton on a casual basis.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Statutory requirements of the DfE Code of Practice SEN (and the implications of the new SEN Bill September 2014)
    • Ofsted inspection criteria under 162a inspection criteria
    • Fully qualified teacher status (QTS/QTLS)
    • Evidence of CPD in ESBD and or SEN
    • Sound understanding of assessment processes, tracking and monitoring progress
    • Excellent understanding of complex education and behavioural needs of Primary and Secondary pupils
    • Ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to meet the needs of pupils within the school
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work within a multi professional setting
    • Leadership and management behaviours
    • Line management of teachers and teaching assistants including supervision, absence management, performance management and appraisal
    • Understanding of submission and delivery of national qualifications and accreditations

    Job Description:

    • Prepare learning and progress information for Annual reviews and PEPs and chair as required
    • Leading and managing the operational elements of the provision, demonstrating a thorough understanding of complex behavioural difficulties and the dynamic risk assessments required around those difficulties
    • With the SBM, ensuring the cost-effective budgeting of the schools allocated curriculum resources
    • With the HT, ensure that the teaching staff within the provision receive regular CPD
    • With the HT, ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality of teaching and learning is in place, including at all the alternative providers commissioned to work with the students
    • With the HT, ensure that a robust assessment process, tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is in place and support its consistent use by all teaching staff, providing training and modelling where required
    • Ensure consistent and high quality, short, medium- and long-term planning across the school
    • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    • With the Transition and Provision Manager ensure that students on outreach provisions are receiving appropriate academic opportunities
    • Using data to generate regular reports to key stakeholders
    • With the SLT, process referrals to ensure risk matching and academic screening is thorough and robust
    • With the SBM act as examination officer for all nationally accredited assessments
    • Supporting the updating and production of education policies
    • Working collaboratively with all disciplines within the organisation
    • Working collaboratively with other outside agencies in order to support the positive outcomes for all pupils within the school
    • Ensure that statutory requirements for the National Curriculum are met
    • Ensure that the curriculum of the school is appropriate to the children’s differing experiences, interests, aptitudes and backgrounds and is clearly stated in our offer
    • Continuing to develop innovative ways of providing education for pupils within the school
    • Upholding the vision and values of Five Rivers

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Qualified Teacher (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/025
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Casual)

    Employment Type: Casual

    Location: Taunton 

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join our team at our school in Taunton on a casual basis.

    Essential Criteria

    • Understanding of National Curriculum framework
    • Understanding of Differentiation
    • To have achieved a good standard of education ideally to degree level
    • Evidence of vocational education or experience relevant to the post
    • Good Communication skills both written and oral
    • Working collaboratively with multi-agencies
    • Well organised and able to meet deadlines
    • Ability to produce Schemes of Work
    • Ability to produce robust, differentiated and rigorous lesson plans

     

    Job Description:

    • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    • To work with students, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and develop
    • To use of robust assessment processes for students
    • Regular tracking and monitoring of pupil progress
    • Openness to CPD to enable innovative working
    • Working within the educational statutory framework
    • To comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and confidentiality
    • To promote equal opportunities at all times
    • To establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
    • To work collaboratively for the common good of Five Rivers and the school
    • Upholding the vision of Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

     

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/024
  • Residential Child Care Worker

    Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Location: Taunton 

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week – working on a 3 week rota system

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Residential Child Care Worker  to come and join our family friendly team in and around the Taunton area

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2018/061
  • Residential Child Care Worker

    Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Location: Leeds 

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week – working on a 3 week rota system

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Residential Child Care Workers to come and join our family friendly team in and around the Leeds area

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/032
  • Teacher In Charge

    Employment Type: Part time with the option of Full-time

    Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 FTE, (Pro-rata for Part-time) 

    Location: Orpington 

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for a part time Teacher In Charge to lead our small school in Orpington. We require an experienced primary teacher who is committed to fulfilling the potential of every one of our pupils academic and social and emotional needs. 

    Clannad School is a small independent school, registered for a maximum of 5 residential pupils, from the age of 8 to 17. The school works with extremely vulnerable children who have social, emotional and emerging mental health needs. The school is attached to a small children’s home, providing a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils unable to sustain a mainstream placement.

    Our educational offer is a balance of academic studies, physical and outdoor education, and personal development programmes

    Essential Criteria:

    • Experience of working in an SEMH environment
    • Fully qualified primary teacher with leadership experience
    • Sound understanding of assessment processes, tracking and monitoring progress
    • Ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to meet the needs of pupils within the school
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work within a multi professional setting
    • Leadership and management behaviours
    • Line management of teachers and teaching assistants including supervision, absence management, performance management and appraisal

    Job Description:

    • Represent the teaching team on the SLT of the school
    • Prepare learning and progress information for Annual reviews and Peps and chair as required
    • Leading and managing the operational elements of the provision
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex behavioural difficulties and the dynamic risk assessments required around those difficulties
    • Ensure the cost budgeting of the school is allocated to curriculum resources
    • Ensure teaching staff receive regular CPD
    • Ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality of teaching and learning is in place
    • Ensure that a robust assessment process, tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is in place and support is consistent
    • Ensure consistent and high quality, short, medium and long-term planning across the school
    • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    • Work in a cohesive way with the care and clinical staff for all planning for young people
    • Ensure the statutory requirements for the national Curriculum are met
    • Ensure that the curriculum of the school is appropriate to the children’s differing experiences, interests, aptitudes and backgrounds and is clearly stated
    • Continue to develop innovative ways of providing education for the pupils within the school

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Teacher In Charge
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/037
  • Deputy Manager (Children's Residential Home)

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Location: Salisbury 

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week to include Sleep-in shifts per week

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    One of our Residential homes in Salisbury needs a Deputy Manager to help us provide a safe and nuturing environment for our children. This is a rewarding full time role which will require a degree of flexibility and some overnight sleep-in shifts.

    Essential Criteria:

    • GCSE English or equivalent (Essential)
    • QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care (Children and Young People’s Workforce) (Essential)
    • Advanced Safeguarding certificate.
    • Commitment to enhancing knowledge in current legislation around child protection and safeguarding.
    • Detailed knowledge of outcomes-based practice as referred to in Children’s’ Homes regulations 2015.
    • Knowledge of Children’s Rights e.g. advocacy and internal complaints procedure.
    • The Children Act, Human rights Act, Care leaving guidance, Ofsted benchmarking
    • Be committed to studying towards QCF Level 5 Leadership and Management in residential care for children and young people (Essential) 

     Job Description:

    • To provide primary basic care and nurturing, contribute to a therapeutic environment to help the child progress.
    • Maintain clear and consistent boundaries in order to create a safe and secure environment within the home.
    • To be a positive role model by being punctual, dress appropriately and act in a professional and supportive manner at all times.
    • Undertake sleep-in duties as part of a rota system and be flexible in order cover sickness and holidays.
    • To demonstrate professional and calm behaviour across a variety of situations.
    • Thorough knowledge of the care plan for the children and all planned activities for the day.
    • Ensure that all concerns are communicated to your supervisor with regards to the children’s physical or emotional needs and be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that they are monitored and protected.
    • To provide for the young person’s physical needs as necessary, for example, by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, bathing (where appropriate), budgeting, or by enabling them to carry out such tasks for themselves.
    • Adopt a child centred approach and ensure the needs of the young people are met.
    • Engage, communicate and listen to the young people and record any significant features of their behaviour.
    • Take a lead role in team meetings and regularly provide views and ways to improve current practice.
    • Demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ attitude. 
    • Act as a member of the staff team, support colleagues and be prepared to receive support and advice as necessary through supervision and general communication.
    • Write reports accurately and to a competent standard of English.
    • Co-ordinate petty cash expenditure and cash reconciliation.
    • Demonstrate willingness to learn and improve through training and supervision.
    • Design, implement and lead shift plans and daily routines.
    • Monitor practice within the home and ensure junior members of staff are adhering to the agreed care plan and relevant care standards.
    • To facilitate and support family or other contacts important to the young person. Also to take part in other reviews/planned meetings or court hearings.
    • To protect the children during family contact and make sure there are appropriate risk assessments in place.
    • Communicate effectively with external agencies such as the Police, Ofsted and Social Workers

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

                         

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Deputy Manager - Residential Children's Home
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/049
  • Supervising Social Worker

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Location: Plymouth 

    Hours per week: 37 Hours a week

    Holiday Allowance: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

    Benefits: Car allowance of £4,500 per annum

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for a Supervising Social Worker, who is ambitious and resourceful. The position will be based in Plymouth and the surrounding area, where you will be working from home but assoicated to our Exeter Hub.

    Essential Criteria

    • HCPC registered Social worker
    • Degree in Social work or equivalent
    • 1 + years’ experience of working in Fostering
    • Full UK driving license and access to a car
    • Commitment to working flexible hours

    Job Description:

    • Contribute to and participate in local carer recruitment activities;
    • Assist in undertaking initial visits, as required;
    • Carry out stringent assessment and completion of Form F to a high standard, presenting reports to panel;
    • Supervise and support allocated foster carers, and their placements, completing all necessary recording and reporting documentation;
    • Actively promote, develop and deliver training programmes which support the development of our foster carers;
    • Promote the agency externally ensuring that the agency’s policies to offer a professional, high-quality fostering service
    • Work in liaison with all Regional colleagues to achieve a high standard of service which meets all Ofsted requirements and delivers improvements and enhanced standards
    • Contribute to the Regional Business Plan regarding carer recruitment, carer retention and placement growth, in line with all targets and KPI’s
    • Low caseload of carers 

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

     

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Supervising Social Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/058
  • Qualified Teacher

    Employment Type: Full time, Permanent

    Salary: £22,244 - £27,927

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for a Teacher to join our fantastic team at our school in Taunton. We require an experienced teacher who is committed to fulfilling the potential of every one of our pupils, meeting their individual academic, behavioural social and emotional needs.  Park House School in Taunton  works with children who have social, emotional and emerging mental health needs. The school is based in a quiet area of Taunton, providing a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils unable to sustain a mainstream placement.

    Our educational offer is a balance of academic studies, physical and outdoor education, vocational studies and personal development programmes. Where the children are taught in small groups or on a one to one basis.  Bite-size learning based on personal interests and community issues engages pupils – helping extend their concentration

    Essential Criteria:

     

    • Statutory requirements of the DfE Code of Practice SEN (and the implications of the new SEN Bill September 2014)
    • Ofsted inspection criteria under 162a inspection criteria
    • Fully qualified teacher status (QTS/QTLS)
    • Evidence of CPD in ESBD and or SEN
    • Sound understanding of assessment processes, tracking and monitoring progress
    • Excellent understanding of complex education and behavioural needs of Primary and Secondary pupils
    • Ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to meet the needs of pupils within the school
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work within a multi professional setting
    • Leadership and management behaviours
    • Line management of teachers and teaching assistants including supervision, absence management, performance management and appraisal
    • Understanding of submission and delivery of national qualifications and accreditations

    Job Description:

    •       Prepare learning and progress information for Annual reviews and PEPs and chair as required
    •       With the SBM, ensuring the cost-effective budgeting of the schools allocated curriculum resources
    •       With the HT, ensure that the teaching staff within the provision receive regular CPD
    •       With the HT, ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality of teaching and learning is in place, including at all the alternative providers commissioned to work with the students
    •       With the HT, ensure that a robust assessment process, tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is in place and support its consistent use by all teaching staff, providing training and modelling where required
    •       Ensure consistent and high quality, short, medium- and long-term planning across the school
    •       To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    •       To ensure that pupils on outreach provisions are receiving appropriate academic opportunities
    •       Using data to generate regular reports to key stakeholders
    •       With the SLT, process referrals to ensure risk matching and academic screening is thorough and robust
    •       With the SBM act as examination officer for all nationally accredited assessments
    •       Supporting the updating and production of education policies
    •       Working collaboratively with other outside agencies in order to support the positive outcomes for all pupils within the school
    •       Ensure that statutory requirements for the National Curriculum are met
    •       Ensure that the curriculum of the school is appropriate to the children’s differing experiences, interests, aptitudes and backgrounds and is clearly stated in our offer
    •       To maintain individual records for each child based on observation and interaction, in order to monitor and track their progress and as a tool for planning and assessment.
    •       To direct the teaching assistants/learning support assistants assigned to the class and work supportively and collaboratively as part of this small team.
    •       To work in close partnership with the homes/carers/multi agency teams

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Qualified Teacher
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 20019/063
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Casual)

    Employment Type: Casual

    Location: Salisbury

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant , to join our team at our school in Salisbury on a casual basis.

    Essential Criteria

    • Understanding of National Curriculum framework
    • Understanding of Differentiation
    • To have achieved a good standard of education ideally to degree level
    • Evidence of vocational education or experience relevant to the post
    • Good Communication skills both written and oral
    • Working collaboratively with multi-agencies
    • Well organised and able to meet deadlines
    • Ability to produce Schemes of Work
    • Ability to produce robust, differentiated and rigorous lesson plans

     

    Job Description:

    • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    • To work with students, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and develop
    • To use of robust assessment processes for students
    • Regular tracking and monitoring of pupil progress
    • Openness to CPD to enable innovative working
    • Working within the educational statutory framework
    • To comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and confidentiality
    • To promote equal opportunities at all times
    • To establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
    • To work collaboratively for the common good of Five Rivers and the school
    • Upholding the vision of Five Rivers Child Care Ltd

     

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/064
  • Qualified Teacher (Casual)

    Employment Type: Casual

    Location: Salisbury

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for a Qualified Teacher to join our team at our school in Salisbury on a casual basis.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Statutory requirements of the DfE Code of Practice SEN (and the implications of the new SEN Bill September 2014)
    • Ofsted inspection criteria under 162a inspection criteria
    • Fully qualified teacher status (QTS/QTLS)
    • Evidence of CPD in ESBD and or SEN
    • Sound understanding of assessment processes, tracking and monitoring progress
    • Excellent understanding of complex education and behavioural needs of Primary and Secondary pupils
    • Ability to differentiate the curriculum in order to meet the needs of pupils within the school
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work within a multi professional setting
    • Leadership and management behaviours
    • Line management of teachers and teaching assistants including supervision, absence management, performance management and appraisal
    • Understanding of submission and delivery of national qualifications and accreditations

    Job Description:

    • Prepare learning and progress information for Annual reviews and PEPs and chair as required
    • Leading and managing the operational elements of the provision, demonstrating a thorough understanding of complex behavioural difficulties and the dynamic risk assessments required around those difficulties
    • With the SBM, ensuring the cost-effective budgeting of the schools allocated curriculum resources
    • With the HT, ensure that the teaching staff within the provision receive regular CPD
    • With the HT, ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality of teaching and learning is in place, including at all the alternative providers commissioned to work with the students
    • With the HT, ensure that a robust assessment process, tracking and monitoring of pupil progress is in place and support its consistent use by all teaching staff, providing training and modelling where required
    • Ensure consistent and high quality, short, medium- and long-term planning across the school
    • To deliver learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to individual needs
    • With the Transition and Provision Manager ensure that students on outreach provisions are receiving appropriate academic opportunities
    • Using data to generate regular reports to key stakeholders
    • With the SLT, process referrals to ensure risk matching and academic screening is thorough and robust
    • With the SBM act as examination officer for all nationally accredited assessments
    • Supporting the updating and production of education policies
    • Working collaboratively with all disciplines within the organisation
    • Working collaboratively with other outside agencies in order to support the positive outcomes for all pupils within the school
    • Ensure that statutory requirements for the National Curriculum are met
    • Ensure that the curriculum of the school is appropriate to the children’s differing experiences, interests, aptitudes and backgrounds and is clearly stated in our offer
    • Continuing to develop innovative ways of providing education for pupils within the school
    • Upholding the vision and values of Five Rivers

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

       

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Qualified Teacher (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/065
  • Independent Form F Assessor

    Employment Type: Freelance

    Closing Date for applications: 30/06/2019

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Independent Form F Assessors to join our team covering the Somerset/Bristol area

    Essential Criteria:

    •       Recognised professional social work qualification. (DipSW or equivalent)
    •       Must have HCPC registration
    •       Knowledge of child care legislation and other relevant legislation/initiatives pertaining to foster care.
    •       Experience of working within a fostering service
    •       Experience of undertaking competence-based Form F Assessments
    •       Willingness to work on a flexible basis, e.g. evenings and weekends.
    •       Ability to produce high-quality written assessment reports.
    •       Confidence and proficiency in presenting to Fostering Panels.
    •       Clean driving license and own transport.

    Job Description:

    •       Working closely with other members of the Five Rivers Family Placement Service,
    •       Support potential foster carers through the Form F process and attend panel.
    •       Undertake competence-based Form F assessments of a prospective foster career household
    •       To be supervised throughout the undertaking of the Form F Assessment by either the Service Manager or Practice Manager
    •       To complete a full and comprehensive, evidence based, objective Form F assessment report
    •       To return the completed Form F Assessment report and all supporting documentation to the company
    •       To complete the Form F Assessment within a timescale of between 12 -14 weeks and be submitted to Five Rivers Child Care for quality assurance process
    •       To complete all amendments/follow ups requests once the Form F Assessment has been vetted by Five Rivers Child Care and prior to presentation to one of Five Rivers Child Care Fostering service panels
    •       Present the family to the fostering service panel once all documentation has been signed off

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

     

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Independent Form F Assessor
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/066
  • Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for Casual Residential Child Care Workers to come and join our family friendly team in Leeds to help care for children who have had exceptionally difficult starts in life.

    Our homes are much like your own and offer a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. The culture in our homes is one of positivity, energy, optimism and motivation. You will not only be responsible for the basic care and protection of our children but also serve as a positive role model, inspiring the children in all aspects of their life. You will build an appropriate relationship and show resilient with focus to motive the need for education and enjoy community-based activties.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/068
  • Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for Casual Residential Child Care Workers to come and join our family friendly teams in Salisbury to help care for children who have had exceptionally difficult starts in life. 

    Our homes are much like your own and offer a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. The culture in our homes is one of positivity, energy, optimism and motivation. You will not only be responsible for the basic care and protection of our children but also serve as a positive role model, inspiring the children in all aspects of their life. You will build an appropriate relationship and show resilient with focus to motive the need for education and enjoy community-based activties.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/069
  • Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)

    Working on a as and when required basis, we are looking for Casual Residential Child Care Workers to come and join our family friendly team in Taunton to help care for children who have had exceptionally difficult starts in life. 

    Our homes are much like your own and offer a safe, nurturing and therapeutic environment for the young people in our care. The culture in our homes is one of positivity, energy, optimism and motivation. You will not only be responsible for the basic care and protection of our children but also serve as a positive role model, inspiring the children in all aspects of their life. You will build an appropriate relationship and show resilient with focus to motive the need for education and enjoy community-based activties.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker (Casual)
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/070
  • Residential Child Care Worker (30 hours a week)

    Employment Type: Part-time, Permanent

    Location: Weymouth

    Hours per week: 30 Hours a week

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays (Pro-rata)

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Here at Five Rivers Child Care we are looking for Residential Childcare Workers to come and join our family at our home on the outskirts of Weymouth just 30 minutes from the town centre, with a beach nearby. The home is a home from home for a solo placement where our incredible team support our young person aged 8-17. Our aim is to provide an in-depth understanding of the young person’s life and how related patterns of behaviour affect everyday choices of how they live. As a team we believe this will support our young person to reach their full life potential. We aim to support the young people to be able to manage their emotions and behaviours in a more positive way by ensuring the home is a safe, positive, therapeutic environment in which our young person can thrive

    As a Residential Childcare Worker, you will walk into a small family friendly team who have developed strong bonds and relationships not only with our children but also with each other. The role offers new members of staff the opportunity to have a pleasant and enjoyable work life which will in no doubt offer you daily challenges and hurdles, as our children can demonstrate high level of challenging behaviour including physical and verbal aggression, in which you will learn how to cope with and be supported by the family of staff members working at the home.

    We are looking for people who are strong minded, capable, have a secure understanding of what makes a positive person, open minded, not afraid to get involved. Who is easy going, relaxed, has a “Can do” attitude, smiley, happy, can learn quickly, is willing to go above and beyond, fun, outgoing but above all is Warm, Loving, Caring and Forgiving. To come and join our family and help support our children and share their important childhood memories. We need people who are willing to open their hearts, emotionally invest and prioritise our children’s needs because the achievements and experiences of our children are genuinely important to them

    If this is, you and you want to help give something back to our young people along with having a challenging and rewarding career then please apply here.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/071
  • Residential Child Care Team Leader

    Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week – working on a 3 week rota system

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Residential Child Care Team Leader  to come and join our family friendly team in and around the Salisbury area

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • NVQ Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is essential
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round
    • Must have an expert understanmding of safeguarding and child protection procedures
    • Must have at least 2 years experience in shift leading 

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Team Leader - Residential Children's Home
    Closing date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/073
  • Residential Child Care Worker

    Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

    Location: Orpington 

    Hours per week: 39 Hours a week – working on a 3 week rota system

    Holiday Allowance: 30 days holiday which includes bank holidays

    Benefits: £36 per sleep in

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    Five Rivers Child Care are looking for Residential Support Childcare Workers to come and join our family at home in the Orpington. 

    Our aim is to ensure our children are safe, well parented and raised in a happy home where they can flourish and learn and to give them back the childhood they deserve. We create positive memories through laughter, fun and love to help reduce the challenging behaviours through teaching better ways to cope and our practitioners are experienced in working with children who have been traumatised by their past and understand the impact that parental rejection has on emotional developmental and needs.

    We are looking for positive people who are resilient and not easily shocked as you will be required to be consistent and support, love and guide our children unconditionally while being faced with some high-level challenging behaviour including physical and verbal aggression. You will need to be able to bounce back from tough times with optimism and understanding and to keep smiling whatever the weather.

    We are looking for people who are strong minded, capable, have a secure understanding of what makes a positive parent. You will need to be open minded and not afraid to get involved. You will need to be easy going, relaxed, have a “Can do” attitude, smiley and happy. We need someone who can learn quickly, is willing to go above and beyond, is fun and outgoing but above all is warm, loving, caring and forgiving.

    Essential Criteria:

    • Must have a Full UK driving licence
    • Must have a passion to work with children
    • QCF Level 3 Children & Young people or Health & Social Care is desirable, if you do not have this qualification, we will put you through it
    • Flexibility and understanding is a must, as we are open all year round

    Job Description:

    •       You will be committed to the provision of high standards of care at all times
    •       Have a willingness to work with a wide range of presenting needs of the children
    •       Maintain effective care practice to ensure the children are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment with a therapeutic underpinning
    •       Be a good role model, able to demonstrate effective practice and appropriate relationships
    •       Be confident in supporting colleagues in responding to the varied, unique and collective needs of the children
    •       You will be required to follow clear direction and guidance, work part of a team to function at the highest possible level
    •       You will support the home in attaining its legislative requirements (Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, Ofsted, etc)
    •       The post requires the ability to be resilient, to be solution focused, to motivate, to be understanding and insightful of the children and to be part of their successful outcomes
    •       You will support the children in educational settings and in community-based activities
    •       The post requires flexibility and creative approaches to working, therefore requires the post holder to be able to commit to undertaking a flexible work pattern to attend to the needs of the home, team and children

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning through our L&D Team
    •       Company Pension scheme
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

                          

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Residential Child Care Worker
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/074
  • Fostering Panel Member

    Employment Type: Contract (1 day per month)

    We are looking for a Panel members to join our team in Truro, where you will sit and advise on potential Foster carers

    Essential Criteria:

    • Good listening and communication skills.
    • The ability to read, process and analyse large amounts of complex and sometimes distressing information.
    • The ability to make an assessment and to form a view, based on the written and verbal information presented   to panel, and the confidence to articulate this at panel.
    • The ability to use personal and/ or professional knowledge and experience to contribute to discussions and decision-making in a balanced and informed manner.
    • The ability to work co-operatively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • The ability to attend panel meetings, as required, arriving on time, and to attend at least one training day each   year
    • A commitment to keeping children within their own family or community where this is possible and to maintaining contact between children living in foster families and their birth families where this appears to be in the child’s best interests.
    • A commitment to fostering as a way of meeting a child’s needs where this appears to be in the child’s best interests.
    • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare in foster care.
    • A valuing of diversity in relation to issues of ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and sexuality.
    • An understanding of, and a commitment to, the need for confidentiality.
    • An understanding of Five Rivers and the commercial environment in which it operates.
    • A willingness to increase knowledge and understanding of issues through reading, discussion and training.
    • A willingness to contribute constructively to the annual review of your central list panel membership and, as required, to that of other members and the Chair.

    Job Description:

    •       To read circulated papers carefully before the meeting and to attend the meeting prepared to raise issues and to contribute to the panel discussion.
    •       To take responsibility for participating in the making of a recommendation, on each case, drawing on both personal and professional knowledge and experience.
    •       To attend meetings of the panel as specified in your agreement with the agency.
    •       To be prepared to attend additional panels if possible, if requested.
    •       To participate, with other members, in advising on policy and procedural matters as required.
    •       To advise and comment on the quality of reports presented by Five Rivers staff.
    •       To address diversity issues and promote anti-discriminatory practice.
    •       To safeguard the confidentially of all panel papers and panel discussions.
    •       To participate in induction and in training which will be at least one day per year
    •       To participate constructively in the annual review of your central list panel membership

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

     

     

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    Vacancy name: Fostering Panel Member
    Closing date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/075
  • Supervising Social Worker - Full Time

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Location: Bristol

    Hours per week: 37 hours

    Holiday Allowance: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

    Benefits: Car allowance of £4,500 per annum 

    Five Rivers Child Care is a Leading Social Enterprise with a Fostering Agency as one part of the company, that works with ‘Looked after Children’ who need specialist placements throughout England and Ireland. Due to exapnsion of our Fostering Service we are looking for a  Supervising Social Worker who is ambitious and resourceful to join our Bristol team.

    We are able to offer an ASYE scheme to newly qualified Social Workers

    Essential Criteria

    • HCPC registered Social worker
    • Degree in Social work or equivalent
    • Full UK driving license and access to a car
    • Commitment to working flexible hours

    Job Description:

    • Contribute to and participate in local carer recruitment activities;
    • Undertake initial visits, tp prospective foster carers
    • Carry out stringent assessment and completion of Form F to a high standard, presenting reports to panel;
    • Supervise and support allocated foster carers, and their placements, completing all necessary recording and reporting documentation;
    • Actively promote, develop and deliver training programmes which support the development of our foster carers;
    • Promote the agency externally ensuring that the agency’s policies to offer a professional, high-quality fostering service
    • Work in liaison with all Regional colleagues to achieve a high standard of service which meets all Ofsted requirements and delivers improvements and enhanced standards
    • Contribute to the Regional Business Plan regarding carer recruitment, carer retention and placement growth, in line with all targets and KPI’s

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    • A generous annual leave allowance
    • On-going training and learning
    • Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    • Employee discount scheme
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

     

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    Vacancy name: Supervising Social Worker
    Closing date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019
    Reference: 2019/076
  • Team Administrator - 9 Months Maternity Cover (25hrs a week)

    Employment Type: Part-time

    Hours per week: 25

    Closing Date for applications: 31 August 2019

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated 

    Five Rivers is an established and successful Independent Fostering Agency and Social Enterprise. We are looking to recruit a part-time Administrator to provide administration practices for our team at our office in Bromsgrove Office.      This is a varied role where you will be expected to fulfil a wide range of administration tasks. You will be responsible for processing day to day correspondence including maintaining personnel files, auditing DBS forms, typing up minutes, supervision notes and appraisals, maintaining sickness and annual leave records along with updating policy and procedure changes.

    Essential Criteria:

    • GCSE English & Mathematics to Grade C or equivalent
    • A professional person, confident with good administration and organisational skills.
    • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual  
    • Diplomatic and capable of handling complex situations
    • Demonstrates confidence in one own ability
    • Ability to handle difficult situations
    • Previous administration experience
    • Excellent Word and Excel skills required
    • Proven organisation skills and time management

    Job Description:

    • Maintain and audit the personnel files of all regional staff for OFSTED inspection
    • Responsible for processing and auditing returns of CRB forms, including ensuring the documentation has been completed correctly and the correct identification provided.
    • Types all supervision, appraisal and PDP’s as requested
    • Maintain sickness absence and annual leave information for provision to HR department
    • Collate and process unit weekly returns.
    • Responsible for update Statement of Purpose and Child’s Guides (6 monthly)
    • Co-ordination of all consultation documents (young people/significant others/Social Services) (6 monthly)
    • Updating (standardising) home administration on an annual cycle, where needed.
    • Types all requested correspondence whilst maintaining all record against company and manager instruction
    • Any additional administration tasks or projects that may be required by the business or Fostering Manager
    • To promote inclusion and participation of children and young people in the development of the Fostering Service 

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Employee benefits

    We know how demanding and challenging our work can be. We value our staff and want to recognise and reward you for the work you to. Some of your rewards and benefits include:

    •       A generous annual leave allowance
    •       On-going training and learning
    •       Simply Health Cashback Scheme
    •       Employee discount scheme
    •       Employee assistance programme
    •       Long service and recognition scheme

     

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Team Administrator - 9 Months Maternity Cover
    Closing date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019
    Reference: 2019/077
  • Independent Form F Assessor

    Employment Type: Freelance

    Please note: In an event of a high level of applications, we reserve the right to close this role earlier than stated

    We are looking for Independent Form F Assessors to join our team covering the Devon area

    Essential Criteria:

    •       Recognised professional social work qualification. (DipSW or equivalent)
    •       Must have HCPC registration
    •       Knowledge of child care legislation and other relevant legislation/initiatives pertaining to foster care.
    •       Experience of working within a fostering service
    •       Experience of undertaking competence-based Form F Assessments
    •       Willingness to work on a flexible basis, e.g. evenings and weekends.
    •       Ability to produce high-quality written assessment reports.
    •       Confidence and proficiency in presenting to Fostering Panels.
    •       Clean driving license and own transport.

    Job Description:

    •       Working closely with other members of the Five Rivers Family Placement Service,
    •       Support potential foster carers through the Form F process and attend panel.
    •       Undertake competence-based Form F assessments of a prospective foster career household
    •       To be supervised throughout the undertaking of the Form F Assessment by either the Service Manager or Practice Manager
    •       To complete a full and comprehensive, evidence based, objective Form F assessment report
    •       To return the completed Form F Assessment report and all supporting documentation to the company
    •       To complete the Form F Assessment within a timescale of between 12 -14 weeks and be submitted to Five Rivers Child Care for quality assurance process
    •       To complete all amendments/follow ups requests once the Form F Assessment has been vetted by Five Rivers Child Care and prior to presentation to one of Five Rivers Child Care Fostering service panels
    •       Present the family to the fostering service panel once all documentation has been signed off

    Who are we?

    Founded in 1989, Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise committed to turning children’s lives around. We provide a range of services to looked-after children including fostering, residential care, education and assessment and therapy.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

     

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Independent Form F Assessors
    Closing date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
    Reference: 2019/078
  • Marketing Manager

    Five Rivers Child Care is a well-established Social Enterprise, celebrating its 30th Anniversary later this year. We provide a range of services, including specialist schools, residential care homes and fostering services for looked-after children. With its head office set in the heart of the City of Salisbury, it is within easy walking distance of the mainline station and buses (with a park and ride which is free!)

    We are looking for an experienced Marketing Manager who will work to the Head of Service, helping to deliver excellent online and off-line marketing for the services we provide, improving consistently in line with the strategy for the organisation to grow strongly over the next 3-5 years across the country.  

    This is a permanent, full-time position based in the Salisbury office, with some travel to our different locations periodically. The Head of Service will be on maternity leave from November 2019, so an ability to lead and keep the team motivated and on task, is an important part of this role as much as being able to interpret and innovate creative and low budget solutions to the challenges we face.

    As Marketing Manager, you will use your experience of operational marketing, brand management and communications to develop and deliver the annual plan of activity and communication in order to meet the vision and growth targets set out in our business plan.

    Skills and experience required include (but are not limited to):

    • Experience of managing online and offline marketing.
    • Confident in social media strategy planning and campaign management, including frequent use of social media.
    • Experience of brand management and brand gate-keeping.
    • Use of Sharepoint or similar intranet systems.
    • Extensive experience of CMS systems; experience of Word Press advantageous, but not a necessity.
    • Experience of using Adobe software, including Indesign.
    • Experience of using evaluation tools, such as Google Analytics, to make informed marketing decisions.
    • Strong copy writing and editorial skills.
    • Proven project management, multi-channel campaign design and evaluation. The ability to co-ordinate and delegate is essential.
    • Experience of managing a small team.
    • Ability to communicate with internal and external shareholders through multi-channel approaches.
    • Business planning and strategy skills advantageous.
    • Open, collaborative communication skills and ability to present confidently at all levels
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to work to deadlines.
    • Financially astute, with experience of budget planning, management and ROI
    • Proficient user of Word, Excel, Office 365 and Powerpoint.

    If you are an experienced Marketing Manager seeking a flexible role and have a genuine passion for the social care sector and for driving Five Rivers Child Care forward, please contact us today.

    Interviews will take place early in September 2019 at our headquarters in Salisbury. It includes practical demonstrations and presentations with a small panel. If you would like to discuss the role informally beforehand please give us a call. Agencies are not being sought at this time.

    We offer a competitive salary and holiday allowance, along with additional benefits, some after a qualifying period, a pension scheme, sick pay, healthcare scheme, discounts in many high street shops, leisure facilities and restaurants, access to the replacement childcare voucher scheme, employee referral scheme and employee assistance programme.

    Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer

     

    Apply for this Role
    Vacancy name: Marketing Manager
    Closing date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
    Reference: 2019/080

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