Residential Childcare Officer

  • Remote
  • Cardiff

Cardiff Council

Job Summary

Cardiff Council is currently offering Residential Childcare Officer position for qualified individuals who are willing to work Remote at their office in Cardiff Be sure to check job specifications carefully before proceeding.

Job Title: Residential Childcare Officer
Company Name: Cardiff Council
Job Location: Cardiff
Job Type: Remote
Job Category: Cardiff Council
Job Link Expiry: 2022-12-30
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About The Service

An exciting opportunity has become available at Cardiff Council Children’s Services, and we are recruiting a new team of Residential Child Care workers for our new Assessment Children’s Home working with some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

This is an exciting time to join a service, which puts the individual at the heart of our work. This new provision is an opportunity to be innovative in the way we understand the needs of this important group of young people. This multi-professional model will work from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) and trauma-informed approach to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

The successful candidates will be part of a vital team providing a comprehensive service to young people between the ages of 11 –17 inclusive, ensuring the physical, social, and emotional care and development of the young people.

There are some fantastic benefits when working for Cardiff Council, generous annual leave entitlement, shift allowance and continuous personal development are just a few. Click on the link below to find out more.

About the job

Working in line with our statement of purpose, you will take responsibility for the smooth and safe running of the establishment, ensuring that young people receive a sensitive service best meeting their social, racial, psychological, educational, cultural, physical identity and health care needs.

You will be assuming key worker responsibilities by implementing, monitoring and recording individual personal plans in consultation with your supervisor and other members of the team. You will participate in regular, planned and specific pieces of work to meet a young persons identified needs. By creating and maintaining good relationships with young people, you will ensure they are fully involved in decision making that affect their lives and achieving self-advocacy and independence by developing their potential to learn and achieve.

As part of the role, you will participate fully in the caring and supported living environment within the home which will involve household cleaning, maintenance, meal preparation and helping young people get around to events, activities, education, appointments and meetings.

You will actively support the education plans for children, which may include homework, revision, project work and other educational activities. You will encourage reading and intellectual development of young people by creating a positive environment for learning and support creating positive links with schools, attending events, activities and parents evenings as appropriate.

What We Are Looking For From You

As a Residential Childcare Officer, you will play an essential role in caring for our young people.

You will be enthusiastic, emotionally literate and highly motivated able to demonstrate a “can-do” attitude and ready to go the extra mile, willing to learn and to share experiences.

You will be committed to your personal and professional development and will be fully supported through the All Wales Induction Framework and Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and other continued professional development and training opportunities.

Working in a positive and respectful manner, you will provide individualised care through the development of professional and effective relationships.

You will have a knowledge and understanding of the basic needs of a young person and their rights. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate and work individually and as part of a team with young people, their families, colleagues, other professionals and external agencies.

You will understand the importance and your responsibility of the safeguarding and protection of children, and how to appropriately escalate concerns if they are raised.

This is a physically, actively and emotionally challenging role which requires you to be able to meet those challenges.

The role will need you to have the ability to work within a shift pattern across the full week of earlies, lates, weekends and bank holiday working. You will also be required to include sleep–in –duties.

Additional information

For further information or informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Nina Tonge, Registered Manager on [email protected]

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

Due to the current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs or accept application forms via the post.

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact [email protected] for a discussion.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

Please note the Council does not accept CV’s. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you refer to the below located on our website:

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  • Application Guidance
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  • Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
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Job Reference: PEO02479

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