Relief Residential Care Workers

Multiple posts are available

25 November 2023
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£11.81 - £13.17 per hour

Working in Residential Child Care is no ordinary job, therefore, to fill our vacancies we only want extraordinary people.

We are looking for committed and resilient individuals to work with children within our mainstream residential homes, or within our childrens disability residential homes. The work is challenging but rewarding – and you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference to a child’s life.

Experience influences behaviour and, as a result, our children can display challenging and sometimes very risky behaviours. We are aspirational for the children we care for and work relentlessly to maximise their full potential in all areas of development. The successful candidate will join a developing team, determined to work hard to meet the needs of the children we look after.

The role requires you to have NVQ3/Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare. If you do not already have this you will be enrolled on the course, which is funded by the authority. Ideally you will have at least 6 months experience of working with children, young people or adults either in a voluntary, work or other relevant setting.

This is a 24 hour a day service therefore you will be required to work a variety of shifts including, evening, weekends and bank holidays.

Shift work has an impact on your lifestyle, and you should consider this before applying. Our evening, weekend and bank holiday shifts attract enhanced payment therefore increasing your basic salary for this post and, on average, this could be around an additional £2800 per annum.

At the current time we are looking for staff who can work full time,but would also welcome applications from those who would prefer to work on a “relief” basis.

Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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