“Working with children & young people is much more that ‘Just a job'”


New Horizons is a privately run provider of Residential Child care supporting young people within the Looked After Child / Children Looked After system. We are passionate about ‘creating positive outcomes’ for all our children and young people.
New Horizons believes employees should develop to limits of their own capability and personal ambitions – subject to the wishes of each individual employee will be given the opportunity to undertake training to improve their skills.

Why join us

  • We provide a high quality service, where you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from a highly qualified and experienced staff team.
  • High levels of job satisfaction.
  • Attendance bonus for full attendance over a 6 month period, paid twice a year for no absences in the previous 6 months.

We are looking for people with a positive outlook, an enabling attitude & aptitude from the start for engaging with, supporting and enabling young people to achieve their potential and create positive outcomes for all children and young people, professionalism, reliability, energy, drive, enthusiasm and commitment to work with young people who live in residential care.
Experience and qualifications are not essential for (RCCW & Waking Night Officers) as we will provide on the job training and opportunities to gain a Diploma in Health & Social Care.

For current vacancies please see below

Click on this link to download the application form.


 New Horizons (NWHR) Limited invites applicants for the following positions.  All applicants must be aged 22 or above (in line with the Children’s Home regulations 2015)

Residential Child Care Worker (£15,189 – £19,817 depending on qualifications and experience)

We are looking for a Residential Child Care Worker who personally want to make a difference in the lives of young people with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and or Mild to Moderate Learning difficulties.

As a Residential Child Care Worker you will be providing a combination of support and domestic care. You will be empathetic and understanding of the trauma those in your care have suffered which can manifest in to very challenging behaviours.

Person Spec:

  • 12 months experience working within a care setting with young people or challenging behaviour preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of the Children Act and other relevant legislation preferred
  • Awareness of equal opportunities
  • Driving Licence preferable


  • Meeting the physical, emotional, behavioural, cultural and educational needs of young our young people
  • To work within the child protection/safeguarding policy and practice
  • Engaging with the children and young people and being pro-active
  • Providing support for young people in all aspects of their education and extra-curricular activities
  • Giving advice and support on daily activities & instilling life skills
  • Helping young people gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct
  • Ensuring that each young person’s care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their challenging needs
  • To work alongside the young people to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self worth.

Salary: between £15,643 – £19,817 per year dependant on experience and qualifications

Hours: 40hrs a week (with opportunities to pick up overtime). There is a requirement to carry out sleep ins on a rota basis additional payments will be made

*Diploma Level 3 or NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s preferred

Waking Night Officer (£8:50 per hour plus bonuses) Driving Licence is essential

To ensure the needs of all young people in the home are met by providing a consistent and efficient service congruent with the organisation’s aims, objectives and philosophy.

Key Outputs:

  • To ensure that the young people are treated with concern, respect and integrity.
  • To ensure direct services are provided by New Horizons (NW) Ltd, working to the fulfilment of programme aims, objectives and therapeutic goals.
  • To contribute to the overall effectiveness of the home by non-oppressive, positive role modelling.
  • To contribute to the achievement of standards of excellence in care practice and to ensure that all young people in your care are kept safe throughout the night.

Key Activities:

  • To ensure the young people with whom you work are supervised as specified in their Residential Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC).
  • Ensuring the upstairs area is constantly supervised until as young people are asleep
  • To assess, identify and evaluate the ongoing needs of the young people and contribute to the production of integrated plans and programmes developed to meet those needs.
  • To observe statutory and agency policy.
  • To ensure that all relevant information is obtained, collated and filed. Records must be kept up to date and accessible.
  • To prepare reports as required.
  • To contribute to your own professional development by keeping abreast of national developments in child care policies and practice.
  • To assist the young person with budgeting, cooking, personal hygiene and to maintain high standards in their accommodation. To ensure the home is kept clean and in good condition.
  • To attend, as necessary, statutory and organisational reviews.
  • To ensure health needs of the young people are met.
  • To provide advocacy for the young people.
  • To work closely with others to ensure the rights and needs of the young people are met.
  • To participate in training as required.
  • To contribute to regular personal supervision.
  • To attend team meetings.
  • To manage delegated finances appropriately and responsibly, ensuring accurate receipts are submitted.
  • To complete any other relevant duties as required and directed by your line manager.

Key Challenges:

  • To provide high quality services that meet the needs of the vulnerable damaged young people.
  • To ensure maximum service provision from the efficient use of resources.
  • To develop innovative work and creative programmes.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.50 /hour

Relief Residential Child Care Workers (£7:50 per hour and 0.90p per hour holiday pay. Diploma / NVQ 3 or equivalent desirable)

Previous experience would be preferred although this is not essential.

You will cover shifts when required which will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and sleep-in duties. Duties are the same as Residential Child Care Worker

If you would like an application pack please telephone 01704 518915 to request one. 

Please email completed Application forms to admin@newhorizonsnw.co.uk  or post to address on application form.