Senior Residential Childcare Officers - Bridgelands
Our Residential Children’s homes sit within Birmingham Children’s Trust.
We work with the most vulnerable children and their families. We receive support from our colleagues within the trust and from external agency partners.
The Trust is going from strength to strength recently inspected as GOOD. The goal is to become a center of excellence in both Social Care and family support.
Our Residential homes offer short breaks to children with disabilities and two homes for disabled children who cannot live with their families.
We also have a home which provides emergency care for children 8-17 years old. All the homes are registered with OFSTED. The Trust is developing / expanding its residential offer.
This is an exciting time to join us, and we need the right talent to help us to continue to improve and grow our services.
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who have experience of working with children. You will receive full support, ongoing training, and development opportunities.
The Residential provision is a 24hr service, applicants for these roles will be expected to work shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.
This role will be based at Bridgelands which is an exciting residential provision in Tile Cross Birmingham, a three bedded home for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The home provides up to three placements in an emergency for children 8 to 17years.
For this role we are looking for someone who has at least 2 years’ experience of working with children who have complex needs. You will need to hold the QCF level 3 or equivalent or be willing to undertake the qualification within 6 months of starting the role. You will be responsible for key working and ensuring good relationships with children and their families as well as working with a wide range of professionals. You will be expected to undertake a range of training.
You will need to have good organisational skills work as part of a team and be able to plan and engage in a wide range of sport play and leisure activities with children. You will need experience of assisting in formulating Assessments, Placement Plans, Care Plans and Pathway Plans for children and formulating clear aims and objectives for children.
The shifts for this role include working early morning late evening and night shifts.
The Trust pay an enhanced night allowance of time and a third for hours worked between 8pm and 6am.
For informal enquiries contact Sam Walker – Registered Manager on 07395 883918.
We are also hosting an open day at the Library of Birmingham on Saturday 20th May between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you would like to come and find out more.
Closing date 28th May 2023
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th June 2023