Residential Recruitment Information

Recruitment information

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Evening and weekend work

The role involves working a mixture of morning, evenings, weekends and sleeping in overnight in the children’s home.  This can include working bank holidays which includes Christmas and New Year. We ensure a fair balance shared between the teams. Most homes have adapted rotas to have every other weekend off to create a better work life balance on a full-time role you’d work 37 hours a week over 5 days. We cannot make exceptions to not work weekends as we have to provide 24/7 care to some of the most vulnerable young people in Rotherham.

Children’s homes in Rotherham

We currently have 4 homes set up around Rotherham.

  • Wath
  • Dinnington
  • Kimberworth
  • East Herringthorpe                                                          

NVQ Level 3 requirements

In line with  children’s home regulations 2015, staff are to complete a Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent within 2 years of working in a residential Children’s home. We will provide access to this qualification if it is not already held after successful completion of your probation period.

Applying for a job          

We do not accept CV’s, you will need to complete an online application form

Casual practitioner monthly shift availability

This will depend on the needs of the service and your availability i.e. if you are picking up shifts around current employment

Residential practitioner position sleep ins pay

Sleep ins are paid on top of the normal salary

Working hours

Full time is 37 hours and part time is 18.5 hours a week

The hours are completed on a rota over 7 days which includes early/late and sleep in shifts

Driving license required

Either an automatic or a manual driving license is required for each role.

Transferring study for a current level 3 diploma in residential childcare

This can be transferred over.

The age range of the children you would be working with

8 – 17 years old

Recruitment of Qualified staff and staff with experience

We look for both qualified and for staff with experience that is transferable. We like to have a mix in our teams, if successful for an interview we ask questions linked to the job profile.

Pay grade scales

Staff would normally start at the bottom of the pay grade. We do consider starting at different scale points on the pay grade, depending on experience, qualification, and knowledge via our assessment/ interview process.

Number of young people living in the home

This will depend on the home that you will be based at. We have some homes that can accommodate 1-4 young people.