Our Residential Offer

Our Residential Services provide care and support to children and young people between the ages of 8-18. Residential staff teams are committed to providing stable and positive environments which improve lived experiences and provide positive opportunities to those who are unable to live with their family at the current time. Individual plans are designed to facilitate reunification, transition into foster placement, or support the development of life skills in preparation for independent living.

Our residential teams are trained and supported to deliver care using the Trauma Recovery Model. This model of care combines theories of child development, neuroscience and attachment. It provides practitioners with an understanding of what interventions to employ and when, within the young person’s journey of recovery from trauma. Staff have direct access to psychology led therapeutic support, in the application of the model.

Our short break service, supports disabled children and their families, providing short stays which focus on accessible, positive activities and experiences with a ‘can do’ approach.

Learning and Development

A dedicated in -house learning and development centre supports the learning and development of residential staff teams. Training is provided to support practitioners and managers in gaining the required qualifications for their role. This promotes career progression within the service and enhances opportunities for progression in the wider area of social care.

Roles and Salary

Roles within the residential service in RCT demand considerable levels of skill, motivation, commitment, and enthusiasm, to enhance the life experiences of those individuals accessing the service, and their families.

Residential Childcare Practitioner
Must commit to completing the Social Care Wales, All Wales Induction Framework, and achieve the Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice Award within 2 years of appointment.
Grade 7 - £24,920

Senior Residential Childcare Practitioner
Must hold Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice Award, or predecessor qualification, NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People.
Grade 9 – £30,095

Home Manager
Must hold Level 5 Leadership and Management (Residential Children and Young People) Award.  Significant experience in residential childcare, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, 2 of which must have been at a supervisory level.
Grade 12 – £39,571

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