Residential Childcare Officer

We’re recruiting for Residential Childcare Officers to work at our young person’s respite centre in Tapley Avenue, Wrexham.

You’ll be supporting children and young people who have emotional and challenging behaviours to support all aspects of their care and helping them to achieve their personal outcomes.

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Principal duties and responsibilities

  • To form, develop and maintain professional relationships with children and young people through direct supervision, shared activity and counselling, in such a way that the child/young person’s needs are met.
  • Meet any medical needs as outlined in care plans and the children’s homes regulations.
  • To provide good quality primary care which meets primary needs, promotes development, provides a nurturing experience, assists behavioural difficulties and vulnerabilities, and which also promotes the purposeful use of leisure time.
  • To act as key worker for specified children/young people and families.
  • To advise senior managers as to any concern in respect of children or young people with particular reference to their being at risk of abuse or harm in or outside the Unit.
  • To promote the educational needs and develop positive involvement in educational provision.
  • To promote independence skills and social inclusion

General Information about the role

This is a 5-day-a-week post on a rota basis, and in addition includes sleeping-in and on-call duties as required.  This will involve working weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings/nights on a regular basis in order to ensure that the unit is adequately staff 24 hours/365 days per year.

This involves working on a rotational waking night roster.  It involves working weekends, Bank Holidays and nights on a regular basis in order to ensure that the unit is adequately staffed during the time that the home is open.

Salary is G07 SCP 17 – 20 £24,491 – £25,991 per annum

There’s 4 full time position and one part time (18.5 hours) available.

We’re looking for people who are qualified to NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care (Child Care) or have the ability and commitment to obtain this on appointment.

You’ll need a knowledge and awareness of the needs and wishes of young people in need, an understanding of the legislation relating to working with young children and be able to work with young people, their parents and on a multi agency basis.

You’ll be self motivated, with great communication skills, be able to work under pressure and be willing to continuing your professional development.

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About Tapley Avenue Respite Centre

Tapley Avenue Respite Centre is a service that offers respite throughout the year , on a planned basis, to children and young people with a disability aged between 6 and 17. This includes physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairments and or chronic illness. Their range of facilities and dedicated staff team ensure that they can meet the needs of all the children in their care.

Respite is offered in the form of sessions and overnight stays.