Residential Child Care Officer

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £25,927 to £27,514 per annum
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 28/08/2022 at 23:55
  • Reference: CVP 0483

Bedford provides 24 hour residential care , 7 days a week for looked after children in the Borough of Knowsley

Applicants must have the knowledge of all presenting needs  and ensure that the diverse needs of children are identified, met and regularly reviewed and plans updated, to reflect any subsequent changes.

You must be able to work shifts and coordinate and provide appropriate care, control and supervision of children living at Bedford Close 

Applicants must have  relevant exoperience of  child care experience in a paid or voluntary capacity and hold a NVQ 3/4 in Care (GSCC recognised), or ability to work towards NVQ3/4

Our home is a borough wide resource providing overnight short breaks for disabled children and young people.

The service provides short breaks for children based in a 3 bedded bungalow in Huyton.
The successful candidate will provide appropriate care, control and supervision to disabled children and young people during the hours of 7am-21:30pm.  This will include caring for children and young people receiving short break care.
The post requires at least 12 months relevant child care experience, and the ability to meet a wide range of care needs for disabled children

At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time

For informal enquiries please contact Julie Nelson on 0151 443 0887

How to apply

Please apply online by clicking the link below. Please note applications cannot be considered without the completion of the form in full 

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