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Night Wake Officers, Children's Residential Services

  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/23/240840
  • Published: Wed 17/05/2023, 12:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/06/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,812 - £22,777 pro-rata to hours worked (with night allowance this is from £24,238- £26,760 pro rata to hours worked)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Charles House, 501 Rednal Road, West Health, Edgewood Road Children’s Home ,95-101 Edgewood Road,, Warwick House Residential Home, Birmingham

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Night Wake Officers, Children's Residential Services

We currently have vacancies at Charles House, Edgewood Road and Warwick House with various hours available. 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.

About us

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.

The role

For this role we are looking for someone who has at least 2 years’ experience of working with children including 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 the care of the children at night; this will include personal care and some health care. You will also be expected to undertake some laundry duties and contribute to the general running of the home. 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.

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