Our Benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Would you like to start or continue your career supporting Children and Young People who have a disability?

An opportunity has arisen at Woodland Lodge in Huntingdon

Woodland Lodge is a home for Children and Young People aged 8 to 18 who have a learning or physical disability and or additional health or behavioural needs.

We provide overnight short breaks, Shared Care and Long Term Care as well as day care for Children and Young People, in a safe and supportive environment whilst providing a wide variety of stimulating activities and experiences – this includes activities outside of the homes such as the Cinema, Climbing Walls, Bowling, Seaside trips as well as a wide variety of in house activities.

How will you make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People:

· By communicating, engaging, encouraging, and supporting young people to take part in local activities and events to develop social and independence skills.

· Promoting a safe environment, where Young People can thrive and try out new experiences and have fun.

· Advocating on behalf of the Children and Young People.

· Being part of the staff team who provide support for Young People during their stay, supporting in all aspects of their care.

· Supporting Young People to achieve positive outcomes.

· Ability to plan and organise your day.

· An understanding of technology such as Tablet Computers, Games Consoles etc which Young People use to aid their communication or express their needs.

· The ability to communicate appropriately with Children, Young People, their Families and to colleagues within the Home and the wider Council and to external agencies (such as Social Workers, Teachers etc).

· Recording observations and undertake administrative processes as needed.

· By having basic knowledge of IT packages such as Word, Excel & Outlook.

We reward you with:

· an Apprenticeship as a Level 4 Practitioner in Children’s Residential Care

· A comprehensive induction covering your basic training and continued professional development including a Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People (Residential Pathway)

· Regular supervision to guide and support you with your career progression within Social Care.

Please note that this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure with Barred Lists Checks for Children and Adults from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

About you

Please can you ensure you can:

  • Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work
  • Be authorised to work in the United Kingdom full time
  • Please note we do not offer Sponsorships.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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