Senior Residential Childcare Worker


Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£29,777 - £32,076 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children who need it most? Looking to progress to in your own career?
  • Bristol City Council's Children Residential Service is offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Senior Residential Child Care Worker, providing therapeutic care experiences for children.
  • We offer supportive work environment with ongoing training and development opportunities, Competitive pay rates including allowances for shift work, sleep-in duties, and Bank Holiday shifts.
Job Requirements/Description

Salary: £29,777 - £32,076 per annum

Package: Allowance of £3,500 per annum Sleep in Allowance of £40 per sleep shift Pension Scheme

Contractual hours: 37

Full Time, Permanent

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children who need it most? Looking to progress to in your own career?

Bristol City Council's Children Residential Service is offering a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Senior Residential Child Care Worker, providing therapeutic care experiences for children with complex needs.

About us:

At Bristol City Council, we've redefined our approach to children's residential care. By transitioning to smaller homes for 2 to 3 children, we provide personalised care that better matches placements and creates a homely environment where children feel safe, loved, and nurtured. Our trauma-informed approach ensures we understand and cater to each child's unique needs, empowering them to thrive.

We serve children up to 18 years old with complex needs, including SEMH needs, learning difficulties, and challenging behaviour. If you share our passion for working with children who have faced significant challenges, we want to hear from you.

Who are we looking for?

We're seeking individuals who share our passion for working with children who have faced challenges early in life. Our ideal candidates are positive, reflective, resilient, and non-punitive and committed to upholding principles from PACE in their caregiving.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory Role: Support the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager by supervising staff and contributing to the management team.
  • Therapeutic Care: Provide a therapeutic care experience within smaller children’s homes.
  • Complex Needs: Work with children up to 18 years old with complex needs, including SEMH needs, learning difficulties, and challenging behaviour.
  • Rota based shifts: You will need to be able to work shifts on a rota basis, to include nights, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. (In addition to the basic pay allowances you will be paid for shift work, sleep-in duties, and for working on Bank Holidays.).

Why Join us:

At Bristol City Council, we invest in our people. As a member of our team, you'll benefit from:

  • A supportive work environment with ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Regular 1:1 supervision to ensure your professional growth.
  • Flexible shift patterns to fit around you. This includes sleep-in duties, weekend working, and Bank Holidays.
  • Competitive pay rates including allowances for shift work, sleep-in duties, and Bank Holiday shifts.

Why Bristol City Council:

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future. Click here to find out more.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Bristol City Council
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£29,777 - £32,076 per annum

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