Residential Practitioner

Closing date 11 October 2019
Organisation Leeds City Council Children's Residential
Location City Wide
Hours Full time
Salary £21589 to £23836
Telephone 07540 328314

Care Officer – Residential Children’s Homes

Employer: Leeds City Council

An additional 10% on top of salary for unsocial hours, £36.08 per sleep-in, and night-enhancement of time and a third after 10pm.

Key Requirements: Do you have what it takes? You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have: In the last year, have experience of working with young people who may have emotional/behavioural difficulties either in a paid or voluntary capacity in a children’s home, social care setting, a school, youth service, or any other service or provision designed to support children and young people.

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent. Basic computer literacy. Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care or the equivalent. If not, to be completed within 2 years of starting work in the home.

Overview: Children’s residential work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children.

You will need to build relationships with children who may be facing difficult times, show a lot of patience, emotional intelligence and be a good listener. You’ll also need good observational skills, sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children.

Residential work regularly tests resilience, stamina and resolve - all of which you will need to succeed. But children’s residential work can be life changing for those you support and help.

For any further questions please contact Maha Ahmed on 0113 5351903 or 

To apply use this link: 

Also, if you are interested in this opportunity you can also speak to a member of the Job Shop team. They will be able provide you with an application form, full job information and support you with your application.

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