Your Career

Choosing a career with Timeout offers people the opportunity to embark on a rewarding journey providing care for children who have suffered trauma and neglect in their lives. It is an extremely rewarding role which is not without its challenges and requires specific characteristics and strength of character.

Our people provide the children we care for with the chance to rebuild and reclaim their childhood. It is our responsibility to ensure that the necessary knowledge and skills are developed to support this quality of practice.

"At Timeout we truly believe in building a learning organisation with progress and development of our people at the core of everything we do."
Dominic Macauley – Managing Director

Our People

At Timeout it is our people who give us our identity and culture and this differentiates us from other care providers. It is our commitment to hire and develop teams to deliver the highest quality care, with the aim of achieving the best outcomes possible for the children in our care.

Training & Development

At Timeout we care about your development as we understand that the quality of care can only be delivered to our standards, with our collective knowledge and skill. To support these values we provide every carer with a professional development plan which tracks your progression.

The program allows our people to have full transparency and control over their progression. It also assists in identifying the next step in your career. It is our aim to introduce a culture of constant learning and development. To support this vision we provide a comprehensive module training suite which focuses on the impact of early trauma and abuse on the developing child, with particular reference to brain development, attachment theory & developmental trauma. We also provide you with all the mandatory training required for the role. For more information on the specific training that we provide please contact us.

Our Career Opportunities

Here at Timeout Children's Homes we are always looking for exceptional people to be part of our team and help us deliver excellent standards of care. Please take a look at our latest career vacancies.

  • Therapeutic Carer
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for young people aged 7-17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood and outcomes achieved.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    Participation in ongoing development within the field of child trauma and therapeutic provision is essential. Your training and development is key to the quality of care that we provide and as to why we invest so much time to in-house training.

    Ideally, some experience in caring for young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours would be preferred, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field.

    1. – Must be over the age of 23
    2.   – Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes (business use car insurance will be required)
    3. – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    4. – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    5. – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
    6. – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office
    7. – If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway).

    Successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure and are then also required to register for the DBS update service either while the application is in progress or within 19 days of the certificate being issued.

    Alternately, candidates who are already in receipt of an existing enhanced DBS certificate for children and are registered for the DBS update service already will just need to provide their certificate number and issue date to allow us to complete the necessary checks.

    The expense of the DBS certificate 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).

    Salary – £20,000 – £22,500 per annum plus mileage
    Hours – 165 hrs per month on a rota basis (including overnight sleep-in)
    Shift Pattern – 2 days on including 2 sleeps, and then 4 days off (with the expectation of flexibility)
    Holidays – 33 days including statutory holidays
    Benefits –

    * Clear career progression
    * Comprehensive training & development program
    * Health care plan (after 12 months of employment)
    * Employee assistance program
    * Childcare vouchers
    * Pension Scheme

    Download Application

    Alternatively contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form’.

  • Senior Therapeutic Carer
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for young people aged 7-17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood and outcomes achieved.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    You will be required to support the Registered Manager and peers to ensure that all staff members follow the policies and procedures relating to the function of the home.

    Participation in ongoing development within the field of child trauma and therapeutic provisions, so you’re training & development is key to the quality of care that we provide.

      1. – Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes (business use car insurance will be required)
      2. – NVQ Level 3/Diploma Level 3 (Health & Social Care Children & Young People).
      3. – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
      4. – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
      5. – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
      6. – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office

    Successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure and are then also required to register for the DBS update service either while the application is in progress or within 19 days of the certificate being issued.
    Alternately, candidates who are already in receipt of an existing enhanced DBS certificate and are registered for the DBS update service already will just need to provide their certificate number and issue date to allow us to complete the necessary checks.

    The expense of the DBS certificate 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).

    Salary – £23,000- £25,000 circa including allowances per annum plus mileage

    Hours – 165 hrs per month on a rota basis (including overnight sleep-in)

    Holidays – 33 days including statutory holidays

    Benefits –

    Clear career progression
    Comprehensive training & development program
    Health care plan (after 12 months of employment)
    Employee assistance program
    Childcare vouchers

    Download Application

    Alternatively contact Zandra via email, Zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk or phone, 01422 820510 for an application form’.

  • Therapeutic Carer - Bank
    • Who are we?
    • What you’ll be doing
    • What you’ll need
    • What we will offer you
    • Downloads

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for young people aged 7-17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives.

    The children we care for require intensive therapeutic support within a nurturing and containing environment where their attachment difficulties, developmental delays and unmet needs can be understood and outcomes achieved.

    In the role you will be responsible for providing therapeutic and reparative experiences for our children through daily routines, being there for them at night through sleep-ins and required to actively engage with internal professionals in both education and therapy and external agencies.

    It is expected that you will work as part of a team and provide primary care and a nurturing experience, whilst contributing to the maintenance of an organised, clean and warm home environment.

    Participation in ongoing development within the field of child trauma and therapeutic provision is essential. Your training and development is key to the quality of care that we provide and as to why we invest so much time to in-house training.

    Ideally, some experience in caring for young people with emotional or behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours would be preferred, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field.

    1. – Must be over the age of 23
    2.   – Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes (business use car insurance will be required)
    3. – Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    4. – A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    5. – A willingness to undertake any aspects of care or non-care duties.
    6. – Basic IT skills and familiar with MS Office
    7. – If not already qualified, a willingness to undertake Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care Pathway).

    Successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure and are then also required to register for the DBS update service either while the application is in progress or within 19 days of the certificate being issued.

    Alternately, candidates who are already in receipt of an existing enhanced DBS certificate for children and are registered for the DBS update service already will just need to provide their certificate number and issue date to allow us to complete the necessary checks.

    The expense of the DBS certificate 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).

    Rate of pay – £8 per hour (including £30 per sleep-in)
    Hours – As requested (including sleep-ins)
    Holidays – Accrued in line with hours worked
    Benefits –

    * Flexible hours
    * Employee assistance program
    * Childcare vouchers
    * In-house development and Training

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