Job Description

Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people? Do you have at least two years’ experience working with challenging behaviours in a residential setting and are looking to make a difference through a therapeutic approach? If so, the post of Senior Residential Child Care Worker (RCCW) could be for you.

Caerphilly CBC are looking to recruit a Senior RCCW to join one of our expanding children’s residential homes. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual who is experienced, skilled and knowledgeable in residential childcare and who strives to make a difference to the lives of these vulnerable children.

Working for Caerphilly is very rewarding and we provide a great system of support for our employees and in return we expect a high standard of care and professionalism. We work very closely with the Caerphilly MyST team whose central purpose is to improve the psychological wellbeing of young people as well as their relationships with birth family, their attachments with safe adults, reduce placement disruptions and particularly the risk of out-of-county placements for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Together, we proactively provide 24/7 care to help these young people to encourage their social, physical, emotional and moral development so that they can reach their full potential.

As a senior RCCW, you will demonstrate good leadership skills and will be able to model good, consistent care to colleagues whilst also supervising, mentoring and running the home in the absence of the home manager. In order to apply for the post, you must be in possession of a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) and will be required to work towards your Level 5 Diploma. In addition we will promote your continued professional development by providing regular training opportunities as well as through supervisions and clinical support when needed. You will be required to work shifts, including evenings and weekends and to sleep in and be on-call when needed. These will attract financial enhancements in addition to your basic salary.

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In accordance to Social Care Wales, regulated services (Service providers and responsible individuals (Wales) Regulations 2017, states that individuals providing care must be at least 18 years of age and must be at least 4 years older than the oldest child accommodated. This is a protected characteristic under the occupational requirement of the post in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If having read the job description and person specification you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Jenna Hutchings, Registered Manager Tel: 07928129807/ or Sian Herdman, Registered Manager Tel: 07710388142/

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We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.