Residential Care Officer - Children's Home

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£20,092 - £21,748 per annum (plus 29% enhancement for unsociable hours)
14 Sep 2021
28 Sep 2021
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Full time permanent
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Be part of something amazing! 

We are opening our first Children’s home and need Residential Care Officers who are caring, determined, resilient people to be lasting, significant adults in a child’s life.   Become a key worker for a child aged 8-12 years and make a difference to their lives, ensuring they receive the best care possible.  Come and join a new team and shape the future of our children’s homes.

Some of the key things we’re looking for:?Confident residential care officers, with a positive attitude, who can get alongside young people, and has 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, 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 and help our children smile!  

Somebody who believes in equality and that no one is better than anyone else – that children have the right to be treated respectfully as equals by the adults around them. Somebody who truly understand 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. 

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?  

More information about the role

We are looking to recruit one more full-time residential care officer roles.  Enhancements for a minimum number of sleep-ins, late, earlies and weekend work are added to your overall salary.   You will be on a rota and every 4 weeks will cover; 8 weekday sleep-ins’, 1 Friday/Saturday sleep-in, 1 Sunday/Monday sleep-in/late, 1 Saturday early and 1 Sunday early.  There may be further opportunities to cover shifts or sleep-ins when staff are not in work due to leave etc; these will be claimed for separately.

Total salary - £25,926.08 (£20,092 - £21,748, subject to review, plus 29% enhancement).

Do you feel excited about being part of a new journey?  There will be opportunities for career progression and an excellent training programme.   If you are interested, please look at the job description and apply today; let’s work together and make a difference to children’s lives. 

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

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. 

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 

Additional Information

For further information about the role please contact Tracy Avill  Email    

Closing Date: Monday, 27th September 2021 

Interview Date:  Thursday, 7th October 2021

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button. Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been 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 meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of 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 (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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