Residential Childcare Officer – Freckleton, Preston

25.03.21 - Full Time - Salary: £8.91 per hour. Sleeps paid at £66.

Job Description

Due to continued expansion Nurture Childcare Services Ltd are recruiting for a Residential Care Officer to work within one of our residential units in PrestonSurrounding areas supporting young people from ages 10-17 years

**** YOU MUST BE aged 22 or over to apply for this position and hold a Driving License and have the relevant job role experience***

 INTERVIEWS will take place in Great Harwood, Nr. Blackburn 

***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY for this position if you DO NOT meet the Experience/Age/Driving Licence criteria***

Business Insurance if not already in place would need to be obtained for this role.


Essential Skills


Experience of supporting young people within a caring role environment who display SEBD

Experience of paid care work in residential or day care environment

Experience of working with young people aged 10 to 17 years of age


Desirable Skills


Desirable: not essential – on DBS Update Service


Job Role

Abilities and Skills Required

Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma or NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care (Young People) or to achieve Diploma via Nurture Childcare Services Ltd within 18 months of commencing employment.

Have a kind and caring nature

Good verbal communication skills

Skills in recording and presenting information

Simple numeracy skills / IT skills

Understanding of all issues around caring for young people in a care environment

Understanding client confidentially and data protection protocol

Flexibility (working weekends and public holidays on a rota basis)

Ability to work on own initiative

Ability to lone work whilst on shift

Full clean driving licence (to use the Company Vehicles)

Access to own vehicle with business insurance

Skills in everyday household tasks

Ability to encourage young people to learn and do things for themselves

Ability to work with young people around personal hygiene and care

Ability to help young people to learn basic living skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and finances

To promote education and highlight educational needs and gaps

Understanding of Equal Opportunities

Understanding of Health and Safety Issues in the home and young people

Understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations and Standards

A good understanding of Safeguarding / Child Sexual Exploitation and Current Legislation surrounding this.

Duties and Responsibilities

Personal Qualities

Commitment to the well-being of the young people

Good inter-personal skills

Honest and reliable

Commitment to maintaining high standards of care and support

Commitment to working towards a Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma if not already qualified

To maintain continued professional development to meet the needs of the position and business.

Positive employment health record

To be able to work as part of a Team


Job Type

Full Time


£8.91 per hour. Sleeps paid at £66.

General Statement


If you are hardworking, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a challenging environment, then we would welcome your application.

We aim to provide the highest possible care and environment for our young people to maximise successful outcomes.


Applicants need to complete the application form below and send via email to with their CV

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