Residential Child Care Officer

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £29,777 to £31,364 per annum
  • Location: The Holt Children's Home
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week. Shifts over 7 days including sleep ins.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 26/05/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CVP 0031E

Children's Residential Services seek to appoint enthusiastic and committed, residential child care officers to work at our children's home.

The role requires the applicant to have good communication skills and to be able to engage with young people, parents/carers and professionals.

At least 12 months relevant child care experience in a paid or voluntary capacity is essential and NVQ 3 in Residential Care (GSCC recognised), or ability to work towards NVQ3 is required.

The post is subject to enhanced hours and sleep in payments.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.

At Knowsley we value our applicants and want them to feel well-informed and welcomed. If you have any questions about this specific job role or what it is like to work at Knowsley, please contact Karen Jude via e-mail at or via Telephone: 07500 765214

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 23:59pm. 

How to apply

Your CV should be tailored to reflect the competencies within the person specification. Please note if a CV does not reflect the person specification it is unlikely to be shortlisted. To upload your CV you will need to click on the link below and create an account with Jobs Go Public if you have not already done so.

You will also be required to input your name and email address and will be invited to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire.


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