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.

  • Senior Therapeutic Carer
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    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

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

  • Registered Manager - North West
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    We are looking to recruit a Registered Manager, who can make a positive impact on the lives of children and develop people and teams to deliver high quality care.

    We are a family run organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children 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.

    You will manage two homes and a team of up to 12 people. You will be working as part of management team to ensure that the highest quality care is delivered to children within our care. We will want you to provide a stable and secure environment for vulnerable, challenging children and young people.

    To lead, motivate, supervise, support and monitor a team of staff to set, achieve and maintain a high standard of care. You need to identify individual training and development needs, undertake staff appraisals and ensure and ensure that training and development plans are monitored and met.

    Ideally, some experience in management in the field would be preferred, although this is not as essential as your genuine desire to develop a career in this field.

    Previous managerial experience in the children’s homes care sector
    Excellent communication &organisational skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team.
    A respectful, courteous and compassionate nature.
    Good working knowledge of regulatory standards.
    Strong decision making skills

    Essential for the role

    Must have full licence, ideally clean (but no more than 6 points as a maximum) and access to a motor vehicle for work purposes.
    Worked for at least 2 years in a children’s residential care setting within the last 5 years.
    Attained a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Care or equivalent.
    Have appropriate experience, qualifications and skills to manage the home effectively and lead the care of children.
    Be physically and mentally fit to manage the home.

    Location North

    Vacancy Type Full Time – Permanent

    Salary from £28-35k per annum + bonuses

    Hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm but will require flexibility to suit the needs of homes.

    Holidays – 33 days including statutory holidays

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

    To request an application pack contact: zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk

  • Clinical Psychologist
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    We provide specialist residential care for children and young people who have typically experienced childhood trauma, and the breakdown of previous placements (for example in foster care).

    Timeout Children’s Homes: Our Aims, Principles and Approach to Care
    Timeout Children’s homes is a specialist therapeutic residential provision for children with multiple placement break-downs and attachment difficulties. The organisation is committed to offering solo and dual placements to children requiring a high level of nurture and emotional containment, together with Attachment-informed support and interventions.

    We, in collaboration with partners, aim to meet the fundamental needs of the children placed with us. Many of these needs will have been unmet at previous points and so may be particularly chronic, or challenging to address.

    Some children may come to Timeout with a particularly entrenched sense of their own powerlessness so they may need more opportunities to develop their self-efficacy than others. A large proportion of children come to Timeout with mental health and emotional difficulties for which they require the right, individualised support to resolve.

    Our principles and approach to the care of the children have been developed from theory, research and practical experience of what is most ethical and effective in helping vulnerable children and young people achieve wellbeing and thrive over the long-term.

    The clinical team provide individual therapy for children, and they also work systemically, for example supporting carers in understanding a child, as well as the impact of their own behaviour on the child, and how their support can help the child develop and find wellbeing.

    Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment interventions in order to deliver Timeout’s Mission Statement:

    An organisation can never be a true parent. However it can apply the values and principles of good parenting.

    The role would include: clinical assessment, including the use of psychometrics; psychological therapy with children; consultation to staff teams; and supervision of others such as an assistant psychologist.

    For a detailed job description, a person specification, and a description of Timeout Children’s Homes please contact: zandra.klievens@timeouthomes.co.uk.

    To discuss the role further please contact Janie Rymaszewska, Clinical Lead and Psychotherapist, on 01422 820 510

    Experience of working with children who have experienced relational trauma is highly desirable.

    Salary – £31,000 – 45,000 per annum, dependent on experience
    Hours – 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday
    Contract – Full time, Permanent
    Location – Ripponden, near Halifax, West Yorkshire

    Benifits –
    • Health care plan (after 12 months of employment)
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Pension Scheme

    “Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”


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