Residential Childcare Officer (Grade 5)

  • Winners Solutions Limited
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Sep 11, 2023
Agency Homecare Supported Living Childcare

Job Description

We are looking for both day and night workers to be placed on a rota to cover shifts across our children’s homes in Cardiff.

There will be 8 – 12-hour shifts on a rota. The rotas are organised weekly to meet the demand of the individual homes.

The right candidates need to have a driving license and be registered with Social Care Wales as a Residential Childcare Officer.

We will need to be provided with the full working history of each candidate and also need references to confirm there are no safeguarding issues or concerns.

Experience of working with young people is desirable.

Full training is provided as part of a comprehensive induction programme.

Do you want to work in a meaningful role supporting children to meet their individual needs and overcome challenges helping them to live full and happy lives?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team working across of Residential Homes.

In addition to making a positive impact on the lives of our children, there are generous enhancements paid for evenings, weekend working, Bank Holidays and sleeping in duties, additional to your salary.

You will receive an additional salary enhancement of 30% after 8pm weekdays, 50% weekends and £40.80 per sleep in.

Ensuring the right staff are matched to the right child or young person is at the forefront of the services we deliver. 

You would have one stable base but from time to time your skills and approach may be better suited to working in one of our other homes. 

Our homes are all close together and would not involve unreasonable travel considerations.

It takes a special type of person to dedicate their career to supporting others. Your patience, empathy and caring nature would make you the ideal person to join us.

If you feel you are this type of person, then you are who we are looking for. We are looking for individuals to help ensure children and young people receive a high level and quality of individual support throughout their time in our home.

You will be working within a team supporting children and young people to achieve positive outcomes, build appropriate relationships and have fun, being there at every step of their development.

You need to be willing to learn and share experiences, skills and knowledge whilst also putting children and young people at the centre of your role.

As a Residential Childcare Officer, you will play an essential part in providing direct care and effective support to young people in our short break home to enable them to achieve positive outcomes in line with their childcare personal plan.

Every day is different, and you will face new challenges, we need staff members with a can-do attitude, that are willing to go above and beyond for the young people in their care.

We need our team to help recognise and promote young people’s individuality, uniqueness and diverse needs whilst providing a nurturing and positive environment.