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Therapeutic Carer Apprentice Time Out Childrens Homes

Due to growth and expansion; we are looking for compassionate, positive, and creative therapeutic carers that are aligned with our goal of changing children’s lives. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £21,250.00 - £28,000.00

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 41.25

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Providing one to one therapeutic care for children aged 6-17 who are from a background of trauma and neglect
  • To be responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of the child/children
  • To participate in children’s daily routines (therefore access to a car and driving licence is essential for the role)
  • Working holistically with care, education, and therapy to achieve the best possible outcomes for the child
  • Working with a team and manager to ensure the children in your care to ensure positive outcomes for children
  • Ensuring all Safeguarding responsibilities are met
  • Maintaining appropriate and accurate records and reports

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team
  • Basic IT skills and familiar with Microsoft Office packages

Personal qualities

  • A respectful, courteous, and compassionate nature
  • Open and honest approach with a growth mindset
  • Willingness and ability to complete sleep-in shifts and occasional waking night where required

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential for progression upon completion of this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Driving is an essential part of this role, so a driver’s license is essential.

Are over the age of 21 (this is a Genuine Occupational Qualification in line with the Equality Act 2010 and Ofsted standards and regulations).

Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year)


  • 33 days holiday
  • Excellent salary increments in line with transparent grade and career progression.
  • Attendance Bonus Scheme
  • Comprehensive onboarding and training plan in a variety of disciplines (including Safeguarding, Clinical Understanding, Health & Wellbeing and Behaviour Management) to give you the autonomy to change a child’s life
  • Funded Level 4 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway)
  • Employee Assistance Programme Counselling Service
  • Celebratory Awards for Children and your Team
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Pension Scheme
  • Wellness programme (including free annual health screening, dental, therapy, podiatry, acupuncture, and option to include family members after 6 months)
  • Free meals whilst on shift
  • Refer a friend incentive scheme

About the employer

Timeout Children's Homes is a family run organisation which provides one to one therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 - 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. We were established in 2004 and have since grown organically and safely, to provide only outstanding or good services.


Time Out Childrens Homes


Ripponden Mill

Mill Fold

Sowerby Bridge


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calderdale College


Madeline Oxby 07974 587 441

The successful candidate will work towards a Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Children, young people and families practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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