All roles within the Residential Service demand considerable levels of skill, motivation, commitment, and enthusiasm, to enhance the life experiences of the young people accessing the service, and their families. Find out more about the roles below:
Residential Childcare Practitioner
Residential Child Care Practitioners, (RCCP) have a responsibility for providing meaningful and safe professional care for all children who live at the home, relating to regulations, standards, local authority policy and codes of professional conduct. RCCPs provide positive role models that have care and welfare at the core of their practice, being reliable, consistent, engaged, and supportive in relationships with colleagues and children is especially important. They work as a member of a staff team to meet the needs of children.
The role also includes working actively with families, colleagues and professionals from many services and organisations to ensure care and support is personalised to meet individual needs. Much of the role is spent supporting individuals to work through their experiences, with the goal of aiding recovery and building resilience, to achieve their personal goals. RCCP’s need to work flexibly to meet the changing demands of the children and home, including, days, afternoons, occasional nights, weekend and bank holiday shifts. There are also expectations of sleeping-in duties.
Successful applicants will be fully funded to receive the necessary training and support required to undertake the role. Those who do not hold the relevant qualification will be supported to achieve the QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) within 2 years of appointment
Grade 7 - £26,845
Senior Residential Child Care Practitioner
As a member of the home’s management team the Senior is flexible in assisting the Home Manager in ensuring that meaningful and safe care is provided to all children who live in the home in accordance with the RISCA regulations, local authority policy, standards and code of professional conduct. Senior’s lead and work alongside the staff team, who are responsible for supporting children and young people who may present with a range of complex needs related to life experiences, attachment, trauma and/or disability. Senior’s ensure that all staff build strong, engaging and supportive relationships with the children, through providing daily support to the team and formal supervision.
Supported by an experienced manager, Seniors work together with colleagues from a range of service areas and organisations to provide and maintain a safe and secure living and learning environment that promotes the healthy growth, development, safety, and welfare of children.
Successful applicants must hold a Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice Award, or predecessor qualification, NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People.
Grade 9- £32,020
The Residential Manager is responsible for all aspects of the management of the home and for ensuring that meaningful and safe care is provided to all children. As leader of a team of Senior Residential Child Care Practitioners and Residential Child Care Practitioners, Managers are responsible for ensuring that high standards of professional care are promoted and maintained and that the home is run in accordance with regulations, associated legislation, and the code of professional conduct. Managers are supported by an experienced Service Manager and Head of Service.
Managers have overall oversight of all matters pertaining to the home and are required to risk assess and match admissions into the home. Home Managers are responsible for developing and maintaining the provision of a 24 hour, 7-day service, which can respond to meeting the needs of the children and ensuring that the team is supported to manage the demands of the role. Home Managers work together with colleagues from a range of service areas and organisations to provide and maintain a safe and secure living and learning environment that promotes the healthy growth, development, safety, and welfare of children.
Successful applicants must hold a Level 5 Leadership and Management (Residential Children and Young People) Award. You must also have significant experience in residential childcare, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, 2 of which must have been at a supervisory level.
Grade 12 – £41,496