Senior Children's Home Residential Care Worker

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£27,041 - £29,577 plus 24% enhancement
06 Sep 2021
20 Sep 2021
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About Us and The Role

We are looking for a Senior Children’s Home Residential Care Worker for Warwickshire County Council’s first Children’s home.  Be part of something amazing!  Be part of a team that will set up, shape, and lead our new children’s home.

As the Senior of our first children’s home, you will play a full and effective role as a member of the senior and staff team, leading and shaping the home, to achieve high standards and ensure that children receive the best care possible.  

Some of the key things we’re looking for:     We are seeking a dedicated organised Senior Children’s Home Residential Care Worker who can lead a shift and take the initiative to work well independently as well as working with other members of the staff team.  An individual with a positive attitude, a willingness to get stuck in, and the determination to make our first home a success!

We are looking for somebody who wants the very best for children and young people; making sure every child and young person has the best possible care experience, that they feel love and joy and are encouraged to take the lead in their own life; working with them to build a positive culture and ethos in the home, nurturing teams and responding effectively when things don’t go to plan.  

Somebody who can create a comfortable, welcoming and child-friendly home environment that you would feel proud to live in; help to run our home and deliver creative programmes and experiences that create strong bonds between the team and the young people and that make everyone smile.  

Somebody who believes in equality and that no one is better than anyone else – those children have the right to be treated respectfully as equals by the adults around them. Somebody who truly understands that care is a ‘doing word’ and that the change we want to make in our home relies on working ‘with, not doing to’, people. 


Do you have:

At least 12 months experience of working with children and young people in a caring environment.

Level 3 Diploma working with children and young people’s workforce or equivalent essential.

Full UK Driving Licence. 

Have you got the attributes we are looking for?  Does this resonate?  Are you a people person and want to work with others, build strong relationships with them and help children to thrive? Are you reflective and restorative in your approach and always willing to learn?  

Do you feel excited and want to be part of our new home?   If you do, please look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply today; let’s work together and make a difference to children’s lives. 

Additional information: 

This is a full-time role and will involve working some nights, evenings, and weekends on a shift pattern alongside the team.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. For further information about this role please contact Tracy Avill  

Closing date: Monday 20th September To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button. Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not be submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots. You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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