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Senior Children's Residential Care Co-ordinator

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South England

Salary

Location

Up to £35,457.00 per annum

Posted Date

16 May 2023

Summerfield Resource Centre, Oxford

Closing Date

11 June 2023

Barnardo's Summerfield is a home for six children aged between 5 and 18 years and we are seeking to recruit experienced, caring and committed Senior Children's Residential Care Co-ordinators to join our team. The children and young people living at Summerfield have different learning, physical and emotional needs, including health and social needs, and behaviours that can challenge. We support them to grow, learn, and to develop their skills, confidence, and independence.

Are you passionate about providing children with the highest standard of care and support?

Do you share Barnardo's vision of building happy and healthy childhoods and supporting every child to thrive?

Have you answered yes to the above?

Please apply to join

Barnardo's is the largest children's charity in the UK. Our vision is to provide excellence within our growing number of children's residential settings. We recognise that children and young people living in residential care are some of the most vulnerable in the UK, and we aim to provide not-for-profit care settings that really care for and nurture children. Our vision is to build happy and healthy childhoods and to support every child to thrive. We believe that providing a trauma-informed and consistent care environment is essential for each child's well-being and development, and senior care co-ordinators play a central role in embedding trauma-informed and child-centred practice in our homes.

The role: Senior Children's Residential Care Co-ordinators perform a critical role within Summerfield and are a vital part of the team. As a Senior Worker, you will work closely with other seniors, shift leaders and managers to implement care plans and strategies around each child. You will work with the rest of the team to ensure the children are cared for and safe, and that Summerfield offers each child a nurturing and secure place to live.Senior Care Co-ordinators develop and implement robust care plans and provide consistent care and support to children in our care and provide guidance and support to care staff on shift.

To be successful in this role you will:

Have a range of skills and abilities relating to the care of children and young people.
Enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with children and young people with additional needs.
Have two to three years' experience working in a children's residential or similar care setting.
Have experience in developing and managing care plans and risk assessments.
Be confident to lead and support other members of the team to develop their approaches to care.
Share our commitment to providing a safe, nurturing, and trauma-informed home for the children and young people who live with us.
Have a sound knowledge of safeguarding.
Working arrangements:

You will work a number of pre-agreed shifts each week, early and late.
including some weekend working
Qualification:

You will ideally hold a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent level 3 qualification in childcare.
If you are looking to develop your skills, willingness to complete a level 3 qualification whilst working at Summerfield is an option.
If you are looking to join us as a qualified practitioner, the level 5 diploma will be available to you.
Please contact Tony SLeight on 07584 206 572 or tony.sleight@barnardos.org.uk if you would like an informal conversation.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information Sheet attached to this advert. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangement.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

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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