Children Home Residential Care Officers

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
£8037 - £8699
15 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
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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?  


The Role


We are looking to recruit 2 part time (14.8 hour) residential care officer roles.  We are also looking for 0 contract staff members to cover leave etc. All staff will be on a rota and enhancements are included in the salary when unsociable hours and sleep-ins are undertaken. The below hours are weekly.




Post 1 –Saturday 07:00-14:30, Sunday 07:00-14:30.


Post 2 – Saturday 14:30-22:00, Sunday 14:30-22:00.





Post 1 - £8,037 plus £2,002.88 (25%) enhancement

Post 2 - £8,037 plus £3,356,18 (42% enhancement




Do you feel excited about being part of a new journey? 


There will be opportunities for career progression and an excellent training programme.  We are opening further homes across Warwickshire so there will be increased opportunities for career progression.  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.



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.

For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Additional Information


Warwickshire County Council are 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 please contact Tracy Avill


Closing Date:  19th January 2022

Interview date: 28th January 2022


Applicants successfully selected for interview will be required to complete an assessment process for this post.


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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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