Residential Childcare Worker - Ref: CH08123

Walsall Council
Salary G6 £25,878 - £30,151 plus 5% enhancement for unsociable hours
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Residential Childcare Worker (Full and Part Time posts) - Ref: CH08123

Salary G6 £25,878 - £30,151 plus 5% enhancement for unsociable hours and additional payments for sleeping in duties. The salary will be pro-rata for part-time positions.

Qualified starting salary - £27,852 (pro-rata for part-time)

Unqualified starting salary - £25,878 (pro rata for part time)

We are looking for people who have experience of working with children to join our Children’s Residential Services within Walsall.

This role requires you to be resilient, resourceful, enthusiastic and motivated to be a positive influence on our children.

All successful candidates will be expected to work as part of a team that provides 24/7 on a rota basis. These shift patterns may vary across the service but they will all include working weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and sleeping in duties (additional payment).
  • Qualified candidates will hold a level three/four qualification in children’s residential care or equivalent.
  • We also encourage applications from unqualified candidates who can demonstrate some experience and a passion for working with children.

The Role
  • As a Residential Childcare worker, you will be involved in providing direct care for children and expected to be engage with children and their families and be highly ambitious in helping them to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Our focus is directed towards a child centred approach where we actively promote children’s rights. We deliver our services in safe personalised small group homes where the care is aimed at supporting children’s welfare.

If you would like further information about these fulfilling and rewarding opportunities, please get in touch by contacting: Jason Grainger on 07932370545 or by email at

For additional information about the role, please see the Job Description & Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: 30 November 2023

Please be aware that this is a “rolling advert” and that during this time, applications will be reviewed throughout the next two months as part of the shortlisting process. Any candidates that are unsuccessful during either the shortlisting or the interview stages will not be reconsidered if they re-apply during this time. The advert will be closed when all positions are filled.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.


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