Senior Residential Childcare Officer – Catterall, Preston

25.03.21 - Full Time - Salary: £9.91 per hour

Job Description

DUE to continued expansion Nurture Childcare Services are recruiting for a Senior Residential Care Officer to work within one of our residential units in the Preston area supporting young people from ages 10-17 years.

Nurture Childcare Services Ltd are recruiting for a Residential Childcare Officer to join a well established home in the Preston Area.

This home supports children with SEBD / CSE.

160 hours per month on a rolling rota basis, sleeps are paid at £66, on calls paid at £20.

Must hold Level 3 Residential Children’s Home qualification.

Driver with business insurance essential to post.

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.

* Looking to make a difference

* Be consistent with boundaries

* Commitment

* Able to work under own initiative

* Support staff team and manager

* Complete regular supervisions

* Passion to work with young people (10-17 years)

Essential Skills

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

Experience of paid care work in residential or day care environment

Experience of working with young people aged 10 to 18 years of age

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.

Age 22 or over.

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 and own car) – essential that you can drive and business insurance is required

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.

Desirable Skills

To be registered on the DBS Update Service.


Duties and Responsibilities

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 an Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma if not already qualified

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

To be able to work as part of a team

Job Type

Full Time


£9.91 per hour

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

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