The East Farm family are recruiting!

East Farm is based in beautiful County Durham. The staff help support and educate children with both physical and learning disabilities and help them to live their best lives! The staff are trained to deliver this support through regular and extensive training. All staff strive to deliver the best care to our young people giving them a fulfilled experience whilst with us.

We want the best for everyone we support and that's what makes us a family. If you have the ability to support someone to feel at home, be their true self, and do what makes their heart happy – we want to hear from you. This is a meaningful role and will suit someone who is looking to make a difference and make memories that'll last a lifetime.

Visit the Grassholme Observatory and show the individuals we support the entire universe! Take a trip to Durham Cathedral and enjoy the sights of the beautiful surrounding grounds. Pop into Durham City Centre and shop till you drop and maybe even stop for coffee and cake! There are lots of beautiful gardens in and around Durham to take the individuals we support on walks, strolls, picnics or simply for some fresh air!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support the Registered Manager in all aspects of the residential care of the Ofsted registered home, to provide a high quality service which meets the individual needs of the children and young people and to help create and maintain a non-institutionalised, child centred safe community home for extremely vulnerable children with Social, Emotional and Behaviour difficulties.  
  • To provide support so that the young people are enabled to grow in all areas of their lives, to work towards emotional stability and to develop to their full potential. 
  • Guide children/young people throughout their placement and in transitions to and from the residential care environment holistically and in line with the quality standards  
  • Ensure the home is maintaining compliance to the standards and philosophy of care as outlined in the statement of purpose 


This is an outline of the post holder’s key duties and responsibilities. It is not intended as an exhaustive list and may change according to service needs, following discussion with the post holder.

Role Requirements:

You must be 23 years or older to apply for this position due to current children’s care home guidelines.

Hold a Level 4 or 5 in Children & Education.
Have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in Children & Education.

At Salutem, you’re not just a care worker – you’re a supportive healthcare professional, an ambitious worker, a loyal colleague, a unique and transparent individual who provides engaging and meaningful experiences for the people we support

As a valued member of our family, we offer:

• Competitive rates of pay dependant on experience.

• Wagestream – our financial planning app, making it easier to access and manage your finances and allowing you to access up to 30% of your pay throughout the month as and when you need it.

• In addition to the company induction, you will also receive bespoke specialist training that reflects the needs of the service and your personal development.

• Internal progression opportunities – We're committed to supporting your learning and upskilling and will support you to reach your full potential and progress in your career with us.

• Induction – You will undertake a bespoke induction programme tailored to your specific job role and will complete training through a blended learning approach

• Perkbox – We have a great employee benefits platform called Perkbox, this includes over 200 different exclusive perks and discounts such as cinema tickets, flights/holidays, theme parks, days out plus much more!

• Employee Support Helpline – You will have access to a private and confidential employee support helpline, covering a wide range of topics including financial advice, health and well-being and more. This is all available 24 hours a day 7 days a we

• Pension

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

These pay rates are applicable from 1st April 2023

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