Residential Child Care Worker
Residential Child Care Worker
From £28,058 per annum + excellent benefits
2 Permanent full-time and 3 fixed term 12-month contracts
Do you have a good understanding of the basic needs of children and young people, knowledge of child protection and Safeguarding procedures and a proven ability to work in a busy, demanding environment? Then make the move to Salford City Council as a Residential Child Care Worker and you could soon be playing a vital role within the friendly and highly professional team at Barton Moss Secure Centre.
Barton Moss has been an Ofsted outstanding provider of secure care for young people aged between 10 & 18yrs of age for the last 10 years. The Centre is highly regarded by the Ministry of Justice as one of their primary providers of care. We offer a very high standard of child care, which encourages young people’s educational development, emotional health and personal wellbeing. We also operate a thorough care system and transitional planning is key to the successful resettlement of the young people from custody into the community. Right now, we have some exciting vacancies available within our team. Join us, and together we’ll continue to build on our success and bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into our service.
About the Role
Working 36 hours per week, averaged over a 4 week rota, your challenge will be to actively promote the rights of young people as individuals and provide them with quality care in line with the policies & procedures of the organisation. Day-to-day, you’ll help provide a safe and homely environment, both individually and as part of a team, to help young people to achieve their potential by improving upon areas of weakness and developing areas of strength. Along the way, you’ll need to work within an equal opportunities and quality assurance framework and may be required to carry out delegated responsibilities for designated tasks. You’ll also need to maintain confidentiality of client information at all times.
Experience of working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, possibly in statutory or voluntary settings, would be useful. However, more important is your ability to prioritise and organise your own workload, work effectively as part of a team and use your initiative and make appropriate decisions when required. Comfortable working across cultures, you have an awareness of equal opportunity issues too. What’s more, you’re used to modelling and promoting safe working practices and have the communication skills it takes to work collaboratively and contribute to reports prepared in relation to young people. Last but not least, you’re happy to complete and maintain the necessary mandatory training, while a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care or willingness to undertake this within agreed timescales is also required.
About the Benefits
You’ll be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged - we currently aim to give staff 12 development days per year. You’ll also have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter, so you’ll have the chance to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us too, so you’ll have access to a range of benefits, including green travel scheme, pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.
Please note that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00.
Barton Moss premises have been assessed and been judged as meeting all COVID requirements in relation to keeping all staff young people and visitors to the centre safe as possible as set out by Salford’s Health and Safety officer. You will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential.
Closing date: Tuesday 20th October at 12 Noon
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Salford City Council or to apply, please click apply.