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Day Residential Workers/Night Residential Workers

  • Location: Wycombe
  • Ref: FS11209
  • Closing date: 5th January 2020
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £20,664 - £26,148


We are looking for Residential Workers for our new Children’s Home in High Wycombe  who can provide a positive living experience for the resident young people by caring for their physical, emotional and social needs.

Salary:  £20,664 - £26,148 per annum depending on previous experience and qualifications  (plus enhancement for night working)

Ideally, although not essential, you should have a relevant qualification ( NNEB/ NVQ  3 in Care) and.experience of working in a social services related settings (including voluntary work).

About Us

As part of The Council’s Change for Children programme, we are embarking on introducing four new Children’s residential homes in  Buckinghamshire. 

Our residential homes will provide stable, effective placements for young people, including those with challenging behaviour – providing them with a safe, caring community in which they can learn how to build positive relationships

About the role

You will encourage and stimulate emotional and social growth by devising and organising out-of-school activities, encouraging the children/young people to socialise and to join organisations outside the Home.

In addition, you will work in partnership with families and carers of children, Social Workers and other outside agencies, as required.


About you

You will be:

  • Committed to working with children and young people aged 11 to 18 who present complex and challenging behaviours.
  • Have appropriate knowledge and experience of working with children and committed to training.
  • Creative and able to use your own initiative whilst working in a challenging environment.
  • Enthusiastic and highly adaptable to changing circumstances.

In addition you should possess good written, IT and communication skills.


Other Information

Day Residential Workers will work a shift rota system.   

Please note on your application form which role you are interested in. 

Interviews will be held in Aylesbury in mid December.

Our Values

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique. We expect all our people to live them in their approach.

Ambitious; we want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. 

Accountable; Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. 

Caring; we’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. 

Collaborative; Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things.

About the business unit

Significant progress has been made to improve our Children’s Services in Buckinghamshire. A new, permanent Senior Management Team arrived in April 2018 and is making the right changes to ensure we improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people across the County.

OFSTED said during their last monitoring visit that

 ‘The senior leadership team has a sound understanding of the improvements that are needed in children’s services and is steadfastly determined to improve the quality of services for children’

Read the Ofsted Monitoring Visit feedback letter 


We recognise and reward you

You’ll also be entitled to a wide range of bcc benefits, including a generous pension scheme with an employer contribution of 26%, discount in shops / restaurants and 1/3 off local trains and buses. Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv_VqOEqO_k&feature=youtu.be

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