ASSISTED LIVES Children’s Residential and short break Services

Do you want to work in a rewarding career supporting vulnerable children?

Children’s – Specialist Services 

Assisted Lives is a well-established and experienced local provider of high quality and bespoke Personalised Care & Support Services in the Bradford District and surround areas.

This is an exciting new opportunity to be part of the team working with children and young people in our short break specialist provision.
We are now recruiting to a number of roles available within our new children’s shortbreaks provision. This is the opportunity to support vulnerable children with autism and learning difficulties and help enhance their lives, remain in their family and local community through your work with them.
This new provision aimed at supporting young people with high level of social and emotional need. Our mission is to provide a bespoke residential care service that would support young people to remain at home with their families by offering short break support packages.
Briarfield / Simon House is a new initiative currently being registered with OFSTED in order to provide residential short break services across the whole of the Bradford district.  These include overnight stays through out the week, School holiday day care and short block stays for learning disabled children aged 5-18 years.  The main aim of the home is to help children with disabilities to remain in their own home and community by providing social care support and respite to the children and families. 
Your role would be to support and enhance the young people’s time away from their family home offering activities and stimulation within the home and the community. 
Some young people, due to their disabilities, may present behaviours that challenge and/or have complex health needs requiring specialist additional training and support.
We are looking to recruit the following :

3x Senior specialist support – £29,250 (15.00p/h) – £33,000
14 x specialist support workers – 37.5 hours
4 x specialist waking nights – 35 hours

(from 01/04/2023)£23,556(12.08p/h) £24,531(12.58p/\h) – £26,325(13.50 p/h)-£ 29,000

Sleep in allowance (£50.00)

We’re looking for committed individuals who are passionate about putting disabled children and young people at the heart of everything they do. Creating opportunity for social interaction and develop independence.
Do you relish working in a stimulating, challenging and extremely rewarding role
Can you work:

  • Part of a team committed to providing inspirational care tailored to children and young people with complex needs 
  • Able to work with children and young people from very diverse backgrounds who have experienced trauma
  • Consistent in working to a high standard, so that everything is in place to help young people achieve their maximum potential
  • physically fit enough to carry out the requirements of the post 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be expected to work in the specialist homes providing care and support to children and young people living in medium to long term residential care.
  • Need to be resourceful, committed and able to adapt their approach depending on the situation and environment.
  •  Be able to work in accordance with our model of care in a multi agency setting. 
  • Have Grade 4 or above in Maths and English or functional skills Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent (see job profile)
  • Have a Level 3 or 4 diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent (see job profile) or undertake Level 3 Caring for Children and Young People within the first 2 years of employment if you don’t hold this qualification or an equivalent.
  •  Have at least 1 years’ experience of working with children and young people, preferably including some residential experience.
  •  Have the ability to work shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required by the needs of the service, you will also be required to undertake sleep in duties.
  •  Have the flexibility to work across the home when needed.
  •  Have the ability to use electronic systems.
  • Have the ability to nurture and support the children and young people ensuring the environment is clean and their needs are fully met.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

This post will be recruited via the Warner process, which means there will be a safeguarding interview as well as a formal interview and extensive checks.

  • Further information can be obtained by contacting 01274 725012 or email in the first instance quoting children’s residential position
  • If you would like to discuss the role further please
  • Tariq Ahmed;
  • Martyn Weatherill;