Residential Childcare Officer
£13.50 (INSIDE IR35)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Residential Childcare Worker to work in throughout Cardiff covering various children's homes for Cardiff Council's children's services.
Working in line with our statement of purpose, you will take responsibility for the smooth and safe running of the establishment, ensuring that young people receive a sensitive service best meeting their social, racial, psychological, educational, cultural, physical identity and health care needs.
You will be assuming key worker responsibilities by implementing, monitoring and recording individual personal plans in consultation with your supervisor and other members of the team. You will participate in regular, planned and specific pieces of work to meet a young persons identified needs. By creating and maintaining good relationships with young people, you will ensure they are fully involved in decision making that affect their lives and achieving self-advocacy and independence by developing their potential to learn and achieve.
As part of the role, you will participate fully in the caring and supported living environment within the home which will involve household cleaning, maintenance, meal preparation and helping young people get around to events, activities, education, appointments and meetings.
You will actively support the education plans for children, which may include homework, revision, project work and other educational activities. You will encourage reading and intellectual development of young people by creating a positive environment for learning and support creating positive links with schools, attending events, activities and parents evenings as appropriate.
As a Residential Childcare Officer, you will play an essential role in caring for our young people.
You will be enthusiastic, emotionally literate and highly motivated able to demonstrate a "can-do" attitude and ready to go the extra mile, willing to learn and to share experiences.
Working in a positive and respectful manner, you will provide individualised care through the development of professional and effective relationships.
You will have a knowledge and understanding of the basic needs of a young person and their rights. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate and work individually and as part of a team with young people, their families, colleagues, other professionals and external agencies.
You will understand the importance and your responsibility of the safeguarding and protection of children, and how to appropriately escalate concerns if they are raised.
This is a physically, actively and emotionally challenging role which requires you to be able to meet those challenges.
The role will need you to have the ability to work within a shift pattern across the full week of earlies, lates, weekends and bank holiday working. May also be required to include sleep-in -duties.
For more information please call Sam on 01616670021 or email
Residential Childcare Officer