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Residential Child Care Officer
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/22/179509
  • Published: Mon 17/01/2022, 15:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 26.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £18,402 to £20,707
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Willowtree, Merseyside

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Residential Child Care Officer

Band G

3 posts x 26 hours

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

Work directly with children and young people with disabilities within a residential and short breaks setting, ensuring they are not only offered the highest level of care but also that their emotional and developmental needs are met. To develop, monitor and review Personal Profiles and Support Plans for young people to meet the stated objectives of the young persons Care Plan, providing a flexible and Person Centred response to young people and their carers.

Key Tasks:

Work directly with young people to ensure that all aspects of their personal care needs of children and their families are met both within residential and short break services for young people.

  • To undertake Key Worker roles for young person ensuring that the assessment, monitoring and review of individual young peoples needs are clearly and accurately recorded ,attending meetings as required.
  • To ensure the risks that are identified within individual young people's Personal Profiles are managed effectively, risk assessments are produced and to aid the development of risk management strategies to support young people.
  • Ensure all health and safety procedures are complied with to provide for a safe workplace and living environment.
  • Support managers in the improvement of the homes performance against Children's Homes Regulations and Quality Standards.
  • Support the Registered Manager in ensuring the service is delivered in line with and taking account of the department's Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Participate in planned programmes of care both within residential homes and in the community which meet not only the physical needs, but social and emotional needs of the young people.
  • To encourage young people to participate in leisure activities and to record all progress against goal-based outcomes

All jobs will have weekend working and late night pay enhancements.

26 Hour pots to include shift work and sleep ins.

For more information please contact Debbie Kewley -

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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