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Residential Worker

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04339
  • Published: Tue 02/04/2024, 9:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £28770 - £33024 GBP year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sedgemoor Residential Care Home, Liverpool City Wide, Merseyside
About the Role

Are you passionate about helping children and young people? This is an exciting opportunity to make a real positive difference to the lives of children and young people.

We are holding a live webinar on Wednesday 17 April 2024 from 6pm - 7pm for you to find more about the role and responsibilities, and ask questions to the management team of the home. To book your space please email harriet.cadman@liverpool.gov.uk

About us;

We have made a significant investment in developing our own children’s homes for Looked after Children who may require support with their social, emotional and behavioural needs, and we opening our first home in the very near future. Having our own children’s homes will allow our children and young people the opportunity to remain living in their home city, ensuring that they can maintain relationships with family and friends and avoid unnecessary disruption in education/training.

You will be based within the children’s home (location given at Interview) and will work in a close knit team with support from your Deputy Managers and Team Manager.

The home is open 365 days per year and Residential workers work a shift pattern that includes an early shift, lates, weekends, sleep-ins and waking night shifts. In additional to your annual salary, you will receive a shift allowance for unsociable hours and weekend working.

Responsibilities:

Develop positive relationships with children and young people, and create a therapeutic environment where children and young people feel safe and cared for

Contribute to the daily functioning of the home, so that children and young people's needs are met including support around education, health and well-being

Help children and young people understand and process their life experiences

Follow policies and procedures and work with partner agencies to safeguard children and young people

Help children and young people understand their strengths and qualities and encourage them to have strong aspirations for their future.

What You’ll Need…

  • Degree in Psychology or Diploma in Social Work / CSS / CQSW / NVQ Level 3/4 Care / Level 3 Caring for Children and Young People/ Level 3 Diploma for Residential care / Level 3 Children & workforce Diploma with social care pathway or willingness to work towards Level 3/4 qualification in residential childcare.
  • Evidence of continued professional / personal development
  • Experience of direct work with young people with social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
  • Substantial experience of working with young people
  • An ability to work responsively to the needs of children, families, other professionals and external agencies
  • To be able to participate fully in physical intervention techniques
  • To demonstrate commitment to challenge poor practice and/or any obstacles to providing a quality service

* All of the above must be evidenced and demonstrated in your application along with all other essential criteria *

Benefits you will receive includes…

  • 27 days annual leave, plus 8 additional days for bank holidays
  • Shift allowance for unsociable hours and weekend work
  • An in-depth induction and training package
  • Monthly Supervision

Previous applicants need not apply

Interviews will take place week commencing 6th May 2024

Downloads

  • City Plan
  • Council Plan
  • Job description/person specification

How to Apply

Follow the link to be directed to the Liverpool City Council Website where you will find details of how to apply!

Apply Now

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04339
  • Published: Tue 02/04/2024, 9:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £28770 - £33024 GBP year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sedgemoor Residential Care Home, Liverpool City Wide, Merseyside

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