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Residential Childrens Worker

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Solomon House, Buxton
Salary details
Grade 9 £18,244.44 - £19,482.60 annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
24 hours per week
Closing Date
11 June 2023
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A fantastic opportunity to be involved in the provision of responsive care and support, to children who have complex emotional and social needs using a considered and therapeutically informed approach to ensure children and young people are safe, well and cared for.

If successful, you will be working as part of a small staff team who provide support and a person-centred service to children and young people. This RCW post is shift based (earlies, late’s and sleep in’s) in order to provide 24hr care. It will also include weekend and bank holiday working, as well as attendance at team meetings and reflective practice sessions.

You must have the appropriate skills and experience to perform and work within an environment that can at times require using your own initiative along with an understanding of The Children Act, Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and Quality Standards.

You must hold, or be already working towards or be willing to undertake and complete within 2 years of starting work at the home, the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England). Equivalent qualifications (eg NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma and Social Care Pathway (England) 2015) will also be accepted, although you will need to be willing to complete any additional work to meet the required level, if required.

Derbyshire is a fantastic place to live and work, with the miles of peaceful countryside and quaint villages making the county extremely appealing. In addition to location, there are a number of perks to being a Derbyshire County Council employee:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Travel expenses
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • Free car parking at most sites
  • Free eye tests for employees who regularly use a computer
  • An in-house counselling service
  • Occupational Health service
  • Access to sessions with a trained physiotherapist
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Easy access to a number of large cities, with excellent travel links
  • Close proximity to Peak District National Park 

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.