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Senior Childrens Home Residential Care Practitioner

Warwickshire County Council
Leamington Spa
£31,364.00 - £33,945.00 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Youth work
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About the team and the role

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 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 Senior 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


Key Requirements 

As a Senior 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.


For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification



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


The role will require shift working including working some weekends, evenings, sleeping in the home and being on call. Additional pay for unsociable hours and sleep-ins.


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.



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make! 

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels?valued, included, safe, supported,?and?welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!? 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.  

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'   

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.  

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council. 



Additional Information 


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 


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.  


There are multiple positions available on this advertisement, therefore please be aware shortlisting and interviews are taking placing during the advertising period. 



To discuss the role please contact Andrew Maycock, Deputy Manager via



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 employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. 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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