Residential Childcare Worker (Waking Nights)


Job Description

Residential Childcare Worker (Part-Time Waking Nights)

Location: Balerno, Edinburgh

Permanent: Various part-time shift patterns available, 4 nights on/12 nights off and 3 nights on/6 nights off. Waking nightshift times are 10pm until 7:30/8am.

Salary: £14,027-£23,300 per annum, depending shift pattern, qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Life assurance scheme, Policies and practices that promote health and wellbeing, including massage therapy and access to a wellbeing space, Pension scheme, Enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and paternity leave.

21 HSC are looking to recruit Waking Nightshift Residential Child Care Workers for a highly regarded Residential Childcare provider based in Edinburgh. As a Residential Child Care Worker you will contribute to the creation of a culture and ethos in which the needs of the children are paramount and provide them with security, safety, care and social development to enable them to reach their potential.

Successful unqualified candidates will be offered the opportunity to be supported via a Modern Apprentice or College learning pathway, allowing them to draw on their practice experience and training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote a positive ethos in the school consistent with the organisations vision, purpose and core values.
  • Support with the Residential Team Manager with the implementation of management decisions, consistent with the organisation and cottage plans, policies and procedures.
  • Care for the children s everyday requirements and to help create a homely, caring and safe environment for all the children.
  • Communicate and interact positively with children using solution-focussed and strengths-based principles in line with the policies, procedures and core values.
  • Understand children s behaviour and support them to manage their behaviour themselves.
  • Support children s learning during and out with the formal school day.
  • Be a designated keyworker as directed by the Residential Team Manager or Care Management Team.
  • As designated keyworker, participate in regular reviews and submit written reports on individual children.
  • Attend regular staff and children s meetings as required.
  • Undertake domestic and food preparation duties as directed, and ensure that others in the team also do so.
  • Undertake induction and other relevant training as required to fulfil the duties of the post and maintain SSSC registration.

Qualifications and Skills: (qualified candidates)

  • SVQ 3 in Children and Young People, HNC in Social Services or equivalent
  • Experience in residential work and / or childcare, including working with children with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of children who are looked after and accommodated, and children with complex additional support needs.
  • Able to handle competing priorities and a challenging workload within a highly pressurised working environment.
  • Full, clean driver licence

Qualifications and Skills (unqualified candidates)

  • Emotionally intelligent, with an understanding of the needs of others and a commitment to reflective practice.
  • Accountable for own performance.
  • Proactive and takes the initiative to gain the information needed for the role, with a flexible and can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Care experience is highly desirable
  • Full, clean driver licence

To Apply:

To apply for this role, please click apply and send an up-to-date CV in support of your application in the first instance. For more information about the positions available and a detailed job description, please contact Sean Carruthers at 21 HSC on (phone number removed). Suitable applicants will be contacted asap and will be invited for an initial face to face/teams interview with one of our recruitment team.

21 HSC Limited is an equal opportunities employer.