Residential Child Care Worker

Residential Child Care Worker
21000070 Requisition #

| Salary £21,748-£25,481 per annum | Permanent, Part Time, 17.5 hours per week |


Residential Child Care Worker (RCCW) opportunity has arisen in Thornton Children's Home in Thornton. The successful candidate will be required to work bank holidays including Christmas and New Year.

Thornton is a 6 bedded home for children age 11-18 who may have emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The role of an RCCW is wide reaching and covers many of the aspects of caring for children in a residential setting, a role specification is available as well as a job description for more details.


Every child desires someone who thinks the world of them and we are looking for professionals to join our extensive network of homes that can be this person. The right candidate may not have experience of working in a children's home but should have some experience of working with children in a professional capacity. This is why a leading induction and training program will be provided to successful candidates to support ongoing career development and support.


Meeting a child's social, emotional, intellectual, cultural and physical needs is a demanding yet highly rewarding role ensuring every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to build effective working relationships with young people, show good team work skills, communication skills and record keeping. Whilst demanding the role is highly rewarding, a high level of patience and dedication to the needs of children that can be challenging is essential.


They will also need to be able to work with other agencies, such as Education, social workers, the Police, YOT workers, in promoting the needs of the young people. RCCWs also need show the ability to work with other family members in supporting young people to rebuild relationships with family where supported by the care plan.


The hours of work will include weekend work, evening work, and on occasion an overnight sleep-in duty for which a sleep-in allowance and enhanced rates of pay will apply.

There are many benefits of working for Lancashire County Council for example:


For staff working with young people in our Homes, free meals & drinks

A corporate cycle to work scheme which encourages wellbeing

A generous local government pension scheme

An extensive supportive and career developing training and induction program

Extensive employee support and wellbeing services

Access to saving and credit union schemes

Access to discounts, vouchers and employee benefits from leading companies across Lancashire.


Although this post does not require you to have your own vehicle, it does require all applicants to have a full UK driving licence. Transporting our young people to and from family contact as well as in emergency situations is an integral part of the role therefore the ability to drive our fleet vehicles is essential.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sian Buckley on 01253 897303 or 07833483394.


The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.


This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent, the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis.


Please see Job Description and Person Specification

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