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Senior Therapeutic Parent in Greater Manchester at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Senior Therapeutic Parent (Children's Residential Senior Support Worker)

Are you a warm, caring person with good listening skills?

Do you want a challenging, but rewarding career?

Are you professional/passionate and willing to invest in changing the lives of children for the better?

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £18,500 - £22,600 per annum (dependent on experience and qualification). Each sleep shift will be paid at the rate of £62.64

Location: Across the North West

Who are Halliwell?

Halliwell Homes are a social enterprise that offers a clinically informed practice encompassing educational, clinical and residential care services. Our objective is to enhance the psychological wellbeing of children within the care system through our Restorative Parenting recovery programme.

A Senior Therapeutic Parent will deliver Halliwell’s Restorative Parenting® recovery programme offering sensitive and caring re-parenting to children aged between 4 and 12 (at the time of placement) who have experienced trauma in their lives. Caring for children who can at times display complex and challenging behaviors.

What does the job entail?

The post holder will offer therapeutic parenting techniques to meet the children’s’ social, emotional, cultural and educational needs.

The post holder will also assist in the day to day running of the home including domestic duties and paperwork / record keeping working closely with onsite deputy lead therapeutic parents, clinical and education teams to provide tailored psychological recovery programmes for each child.

A therapeutic, safe, healthy and homely environment will need to be in place at all times to meet Ofsted’s Quality Standards.

The post holder will hold or be working towards the QCF Level 3 in Health and Social for Children and Young People or relevant qualification and possess at least six months experience working with children or young people in a residential (preferable) or education setting.

Ideally, a graduate with a relevant degree e.g. psychology and childcare and are keen to study towards a post-graduate qualification. You need to be passionate about delivering real psychological recovery for children within the looked after system.  

What will the post holder get in return?


  • Extensive in house training and be supported throughout to develop your career.
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension scheme.
  • Competitive rates of pay.

Halliwell Homes encourages you to take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you so that you can progress your professional career. Setting us apart from standard residential care providers is how our approach is clinically informed in every aspect of the child’s live therapeutic experience in both the residential and education environment. Halliwell’s unique Continuous Professional Development Programme ‘Restorative Parenting® Recovery Programme’ will equip you to deliver real purposeful and life enhancing psychological recovery helping traumatised children achieve psychological well being. The clinical programme is encompassed in the ‘Healing Child Trauma through Restorative Parenting’, co-written by our Managing Director, Dr Chris Robinson.

If you feel that you can make a difference to a child’s future by being a positive role model, then we want to hear from you!

We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment as we reserve the right to remove the job role once we have received sufficient applications.

Halliwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Services (DBS) Disclosure