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Childrens Home Residential Care Practitioner

Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Wide
£28,770.00 - £31,364.00 per annum
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Make a difference to a child’s life every day and join our Children’s Homes Residential Care Team!


Do you want to make a genuine difference to a young person’s life? Are you passionate and driven to do the best for children and their families? Are you looking for a career where you’ll be fully supported and trained? Are you looking for an employer who values you and can offer you career pathways and opportunities to progress if you choose to? Then welcome to Warwickshire!

Warwickshire have multiple opportunities at our newly created Children’s homes in Nuneaton, Bedworth and Leamington Spa.  We are looking for enthusiastic and committed staff to join our residential team in preparation for our launch. 

Find out why we are graded good from Ofsted: Ofsted


To be a Children’s Residential Care Practitioner you need to be ambitious for young people. You’ll be working directly with them day to day, building relationships with them and their families whilst offering a safe and caring environment to help them achieve their goals. Therefore, we’re looking for the right people to join us. So, whether you’ve always wanted to work with young people or you’re looking for a career change this could be exactly the opportunity you’ve been looking for.


Find out more about Warwickshire Children & Families Service


As a Children's Residential Practitioner, you will be responsible, together with other team members, for:

The quality of day-to-day care, the administration and the organisation of the Children’s Home, ensuring care plans for Children and Young People are followed. 

To ensure that all statutory regulations, other additional instructions and good practice are adhered to, and records are maintained.

To promote and maintain positive anti-discriminatory and anti-racist practices.



What we can offer:

  • You will be caring for Warwickshire’s own children
  • Joining an authority with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating
  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive training
  • A funded QCF qualification
  • Employment assistance programme, i.e. access to counselling and support
  • A career pathway for progression
  • Rota’s that always have a senior shift lead and on call to support

 Salary:  £28,770 - £31,364 (Please note, this does not include the pay award for 2023 which is still being negotiated nationally and will be applied once the negotiations have been concluded).

The role will require shift working including working some weekends, evenings and sleeping in the home and being on call.

Additional pay for unsociable hours and sleep-in’s.


For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification


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???Then we want to hear from you!

To hear what Warwickshire will do for you find out more about our offer: Our offer to you.


This is the difference you make.


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.



Please note: We don't wait until the closing date to interview, we will interview as we receive applications.



For further information and a more detailed conversation about the role please contact the hiring manager: Andrew Maycock,



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.



As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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