Residential Child Care Worker

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£22,021- £23,836
13 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Residential Child Care Worker x7


£22,021 - £23,836

Ref: 3676

A unique opportunity has arisen to recruit into the Bristol City Council’s Children Residential Service. We are currently re-profiling our existing homes and moving to a model of smaller children’s homes for 2 to 3 children, to allow us to provide a therapeutic care experience for our children and to facilitate a better matching of placements.

You will work under a newly developed framework that will offer an in-depth induction and training programme, enabling you to fulfil your role. In addition, you will have high quality managerial support available to you, to maintain a high professional standard in your work.

We want to hear from you if you share our passion for working with children who have not had the easiest start in life. Our aspirations for our children are high in all aspects of their lives, and we aim to provide a homely environment where children feel safe, loved and nurtured. We use a trauma informed approach in our work to enable us to better understand the needs of our children, and to provide individual care packages.

You will have the flexibility to work a varied shift pattern including; sleep-in duties, weekend working, and working on Bank Holidays. Furthermore, we need you to be willing and able to escort and attend holidays with children, which will include overnight stays of up to one week. You will be based in a children's home in the City and will be required at times to work across other homes, to meet service needs.

In addition to the basic pay allowances you will be paid for shift work, sleep-in duties, and for working on Bank Holidays.

We will be holding 2 residential recruitment info sessions at the Create Café from 2-3pm. These will be held by Jo Mills and Rob Morris on Tuesday 13 and Friday 23 of August.

Applicants will require a satisfactory Occupational Health and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check clearance before starting their employment.

For additional information, please contact Jo Mills: 07500 950 932.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 27 August 2019.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve.  We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.