Residential Childrens Worker
Derbyshire County Council
The Old Post House Family Centre, Chesterfield, GB
4d ago

We are inviting applications from caring and creative people, who are highly motivated and enthusiastic.

Would you like to work as part of a team that acts as good parents, and provides a warm and caring home for children and young people?

Can you nurture the talents and interests of young people and support each young person to develop as a whole person?

You will be working in a small residential care home responsible for children with a small staff team who provide support and a child centred service to children / young people working in partnership with them, their families or carers and with colleagues from other settings.

You must be of good integrity and character

You must have the appropriate skills and experience that you will be expected to perform of working with and understanding the factors that lead children and young people into residential care, together with an understanding of the Children Act, the Quality Care Standards and Childrens Homes (England) Regulations 2015.

You must hold, or be already working towards or be on the list to commence the Level 3 Children & Young Peoples Workforce Diploma with Social Care Pathway (England) 2015

Or have an equivalent qualification, such as, The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or

The NVQ 3 Caring for Children & Young People or

The NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care

This post requires regular weekend work, evenings and sleep in duties / overnight working.

For an informal discussion contact Stuart Beresford (Childrens Services) on 01629 537626

For more details please ensure that you read the additional information specific to the post together with the broader Derbyshire additional information, all of which will be sent out with application packs or can be read by clicking on the link from the website.

Due to this post having access to children and / or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply.

Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

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