Residential Care Worker
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 our children. The work is challenging but rewarding. You will be able to make a difference to a child’s life.
Experience influences behaviour 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 on average this could be around an additional £2800 per annum.
Applicants will need to ensure that when applying they evidence in as much depth as possible their answers to the shortlisting criteria.
For an informal discussion about the post please call us on 01623622933 and ask to speak to the shift leader.
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.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.