Sandcastle Care Ltd provides residential care for children based on a therapeutic approach. Our children may present emotional and social difficulties and some challenging behaviour at times. Working within a supportive therapeutic environment, you will be part of a team dedicated to caring for young people with compassion and a commitment to positive relationships.
We’re always looking to recruit committed individuals to join our growing team. If you can’t find any current vacancies please complete an application form and we will contact you when any suitable vacancies arise.
Please be specific on your application form as to which position / home you are applying for.
I joined the company a couple of years ago having worked in children’s homes before and thinking that I had seen and done everything – but what I was seeing and doing didn’t quite seem right. I was looking for a challenge and searching for the bit of the puzzle that had been missing for me – although I wasn’t sure which piece it was.
I was taken on I think because of my experience, but also the fact that I was open to new ideas and new ways of working. I was a bit sceptical when I was told “we do things differently” but I was also curious about all the “Therapeutic stuff” and talk of “Secure Bases”. So, when I started I knew I was on a bit of a journey, but so was the company.
I think I have been challenged in every way possible and probably had to “unlearn” as much, if not more than I had to learn, but I have been fully encouraged and supported on my journey and am really proud to have been a part of the Sandcastle journey too.
What has been really obvious though is the passion and enthusiasm from the top down and bottom up has been there from day one and there really is a Sandcastle “Family” – which like most families has its ups and downs but always makes you feel like you belong and you are important.
I’m about to be promoted – mixed feelings – excitement and trepidation but also certainty – that the “Family” will be there for me come what may and that feels good – “my own Secure Base” I guess.