Residential Childrens Worker

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Spring Cottage, Grin Low, Buxton
Salary details
Grade 9 £13.58 - £14.57 per hour
Job term
No Guaranteed Hours
Appointment type
As and when required
Closing Date
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We are inviting applications from caring and creative people, who are highly motivated and enthusiastic.

Would you like to work as part of a team that acts as good parents, and provides a warm and caring home for children and young people? Can you nurture the talents and interests of young people and support each young person to develop as a whole person?

You will be working in a residential children’s home, caring for one young person at a time, aged between 11 and 18.  As a member of the staff team you will provide support and a child centred service to the young people who live in the home.  This will involve working in partnership with them, their families, and with colleagues from other settings.

You must be of good integrity and character and have an understanding of the circumstances that lead children and young people into residential care.

You should also have a knowledge of the Children Act, along with the Childrens Home Regulations including the Quality Standards.

You must hold, or be already working towards or be willing to undertake and complete within 2 years of starting work in a children’s home the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare

Or have an equivalent qualification, (such as, The Level 3 Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma with Social Care Pathway (England) 2015, The NVQ 3 Caring for Children & Young People or The NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care) completing any work identified to meet the required level to consider as “an equivalent qualification” to the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare.

This post requires regular weekend work, evenings, and sleep in duties/overnight work.

For an informal discussion contact Cheryl Wilson  on 07971655900, or Chris Mather on 07789874706.

Provisional interview date: September 2022


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.