Careers

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Why Join Us

More than a Home more than a Job. We’re on the lookout for some excellent people to join our lovely team. We value our staff team at SHS and believe it is important to reward and compensate our staff team for their contribution to our success. If you join us, you could help turn a child’s life around.

The better our team, the more we can do.

FLEXIBLE PAID TIME OFF (PTO)
We all need time away from work to recharge or resolve a family crisis. Full-time team members are eligible for flexible time off. And we want you to use it!

COMPETITIVE SLEEP RATES
Your financial security is important to us. We will match or better competitive rates and comply with UK law regarding our sleeping rates.

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
We support our team members and their families with Paid Parental Leave. This includes paid Maternity & Adoption, Parental Bonding, and Granternity Leave.

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
We want you to drive your own career development. We pay for learning and development programs such as QCF Level 3 and 5.

RICH BENEFITS
We offer quality medical, dental, and vision options at an affordable price.

COMPANY EVENTS
Join us for regular company events including awards ceremonies, fun activity days, coffee mornings and days out etc.

FOOD & FUN
In all our homes we have stocked kitchens with drinks and food to keep us fueled.

HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Employee Assistace Programme (EAP) services. To help you deal with personal problems that might adversely impact your work performance, health and well-being. EAP generally include assessment, short-term counselling and referral services for you and your immediate family.

Our comprehensive and in-depth Induction and Training Programmes improve the confidence of our staff, and empower them to provide exceptional support for the young people in our care.

AT SHS, you’ll have the opportunity to attend a wide range of courses, which are held regularly in our Homes across the West Midlands. Inclusive of Mandatory training, Topics include:
• Child protection
• Managing difficult behaviour
• Physical Intervention (Prime Care Training)
• Medication and Administration
• Identity and self esteem
• Ligature
• Life story work
• Working with children who have been abused
• Empowering children and young people

Therapeutic care training SHS run a number of training courses that teach therapeutic knowledge and skills.
Our one and two-day therapeutic courses include:

• Understanding attachment and attachment difficulties
• Understanding and responding to complex trauma
• Brain development in infancy
• Understanding and managing self-harm
• Responding to sexually harmful behaviour
• Introduction to reflective and therapeutic practice

We also offer monthly group training sessions conducted by Dr Bhogal a Clinical Psychologist. We also have an in house trainer Jovan who comes and delivers relevant training all year round.

Our Registered Managers are all NVQ 5 qualified and have achieved a Diploma in Health and Social Care or higher.

Our Team Leaders are all NVQ 3 qualified and will be assisted to undertake NVQ 5 studies so that they may develop their skills and qualifications to support further career development, such as progression towards becoming a Registered Manager.

Our Support Workers are asked to commit to QCF/NVQ 3 studies as a condition of their appointment, so that we can be confident that they have the necessary skills and training to support our service users from the earliest stage.

At SHS, we are very fortunate to have a fantastic team committed to our mission of transforming the lives of our Young People.

As a critical component of our mission, we are relentlessly focused on developing fair and objective recruitment solutions to help our new candidates. We aim to build a diverse and inclusive culture based on a foundation of respect and inclusion.

We know that a cornerstone of our success is the diversity of thought and experience of our staff team. We value diversity and encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply to join our team and to help broaden our perspectives in everything we do. Inclusion is a cultural value that starts with our leadership and inspires and informs our team members in all of our Homes.

If you share our passion for giving more people access to opportunity, we invite you to check out our current job openings and find out how you can join our team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Vacancies

SHS are recruiting a Deputy Manager who holds QCF Level 3/5 in Children and Young People or equivalent.

SHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS and safer recruitment checks.

• Birmingham South — Catherine-de-Barnes
• Full-time hours-shift work
• Salary from: £25,350 – £28,000
• Plus, an additional £40 – £50 per night sleep-in payments
• 2 years previous Senior experience essential
• Level 3 QCF Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) is essential
• Driver’s licence

Senior Child Care Practitioner

SHS is recruiting a Senior Child Care Practitioner who holds QCF Level 3/5 in Children and Young People or equivalent.

SHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS and employment reference checks.

• Birmingham South — Catherine-de-Barnes
• Full-time hours-shift work
• Starting salary: £19,200
• After Probation: £21,120 – £23,040
• Plus, an additional £40 – £50 per night sleep-in payments
• 2 years Residential experience essential
• Level 3 QCF Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) is essential
• Driver’s licence

Child Care Practitioner

If you are looking to begin a career in care or you are an experienced practitioner, SHS would like to hear from you!

We are recruiting for Child Care Practitioners for our services based in Birmingham South. Experience not essential as full training will be given.

SHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All post holders are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS and employment reference checks.

• Birmingham South — Catherine-de-Barnes
• Full-time hours-shift work
• Starting salary: £17,280
• After Probation: £17,664 – £18,240
• Plus, an additional £40 – £50 per night sleep-in payments
• Driver’s licence

Application

F.A.Q.

What happens when I send in my CV?
Someone from our Management Team will review your CV to see if you have the necessary skills and experience for the role that you have applied for. You can expect to be contacted by phone or email within 48 hours of us receiving your CV.
How long does the application process take ?
Once your CV is approved you will be asked to attend an interview, usually within 2 weeks. If you’re successful in your interview, we will perform the relevant compliance checks and you will start shadowing shifts immediately. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 3 shadow shifts. We expect the whole process to take approximately 4 weeks.
How long is the Probationary period?
The standard Probationary period is 6 months, however, should an employee excel within their role, this may be reduced to 3 months. Throughout Probation, all newly recruited staff will receive fortnightly supervisions along with the completion of monthly ability reports.
What if I want to develop within my role?
Here at Sherlock Healthcare we are very passionate about development. After passing Probation, you will be given the opportunity to further develop your skills, be it for your current role or in preparation to advance to a more senior role.
How do you promote career progression?
We use a process called “Practice Review” in addition to regular Performance Appraisals to track and measure progress. Also, when recruiting for senior roles, we like to approach our internal staff first before advertising externally.

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What they Say about Us

I couldn’t be happier with the kind care that I received during my stay at Grove House. Staff are all delightful and could not have been nicer. I keep visiting the home and enjoy maintaining the positive relationships I have built over the years at this beautiful home. Thank you to all.
Previous Young Person
A positive culture and ethos in the home has developed, policies have been updated and all the requirements and recommendations from the previous inspection have been met. The home feels welcoming, the staff team is stable, and the children are happy and feel safe.

Extract from Ofsted Report 06/2019

Children’s risk assessments and behaviour management plans are detailed and are updated to reflect changes in risks and strategies. Staff implement the behaviour management strategies, which helps to reduce and manage risk and keep children safe.

Extract from Ofsted Report 06/2019

All staff where very welcoming!

Reg 44 Inspector, Ashleen T.

Very professional and welcoming!

Social Worker, Mark H.

Fantastic experience!

New Staff Member, Simon C.

The staff are professional and appropriately care for the young people, pleasant clean house.

Independent Responsible Officer, Kerry O.

An excellent care home that made my YP who was looking for a new placement smile as soon as he walked in, it’s warm and peaceful with caring staff who provide a safe and loving environment. I would not hesitate to recommend this home. Highly recommended.

Social Worker, Roy B.