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Family Residential - Senior Residential Worker

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£29,000 - £32,471

Posted Date

5 September 2022


Closing Date

16 September 2022

Do you want to be part of shaping a brand new innovative residential support service for families, children, and young people in Leicestershire?

Can you achieve transformational change for families and children who have a range of complex needs?

If you're passionate about the children and families in your care and can show understanding, tenacity, and consistency of care – this may be the opportunity for you!

Service Overview

One of these properties will be regulated for use as a Family Residential Centre. A Family Residential Centre (also known as a Parent-Child Residential Placement) is an establishment that provides residential placements for parents and their children to monitor and assess the parents' ability to respond to their children's needs and to safeguard and promote their children's welfare whilst this assessment is being completed.

What Barnardo's can offer:

Employee Assistance Programme
Excellent training and development opportunities, including 3 day learning
Flexible working - home work life balance
Outstanding leadership support

Initial Location of Post

Market Harborough

Must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

Objectives of the Leicestershire Family Residential Centre:

Children and Families Services have identified the need to provide increasing numbers of placements for parents and their children to assess parenting capacity where the courts have directed this.

Families utilising this type of service may include parents with moderate to high learning needs, those presenting with issues around domestic violence, and or substance /alcohol misuse. Additionally, they may have experienced mental ill health and/or trauma.

This provision will take a therapeutic needs-based approach to ensure that the support to each child and family receives is the most appropriate to their specific needs.

This provision will focus on the following principles intended to improve outcomes:

Self- contained family flats as part of a safe and structured living .environment
Residential workers who are warm and responsive.
Tailored support, role modelling and mentoring to support parenting with a focus on children's behaviour.
attachment, family relationships and children's development.
Therapeutic support and relationships.
Trauma-informed approaches.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Previous Applicants need not apply.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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