Senior Residential Childcare Officers
We have vacancies at Warwick House – Acocks Green, Charles House - West Heath and Edgewood Road - Hawksley; working 36.5 hours per week (part time or job share also considered). You may sometimes be asked to work across any of our homes.
Are you passionate about caring?
Are you committed to supporting children using short breaks?
Are you highly experienced with working with children with a disability?
- Competitive salary.
- 30 days paid annual leave and an additional eight bank holidays.
- This increases to 33 days after five years’ service, and then 35 days after ten years’ service.
- Additional benefits
- Pension Scheme
- Our Practice Hub is dedicated to supporting staff in their learning and development.
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.
For this role we are looking for someone who has at least 2 years’ experience of working with children including experience of working with disabled children. 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, including training in communication with non- verbal children and some health care training. We have specialist nurse trainers who will enable you to be competent in this area. You will also be expected to undertake a high level of personal care.
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.
The Trust pay an enhanced night allowance of time and a third for hours worked between 8pm and 6am.
We would welcome visits to the homes by applicants. Please contact managers to arrange.
Edgewood Road Hawksley
Contact Anne Fenton on 0121 675 9516
Charles House West Heath
Contact Julie Clark on 0121 675 5879
Warwick House Acocks Green
Contact Baljinder Khera on 0212 657 1139
Or alternatively come and visit us at our open day on 20th May at the Library of Birmingham between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Interviews will be held on 14th/15th June 2023