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Cornwall Council

Residential Care Worker

A career working with disabled children and young people

As an Outstanding Children’s Services Authority, Cornwall Council offers fantastic career opportunities within its Residential Care Sector, for Residential Care Workers, Senior Residential Care Workers and Waking Night Residential Care Workers who want to work with disabled children and young people.

In addition to a competitive salary, good pension, and payments for working outside of office hours and sleep in shifts, successful applicants will be provided with training and opportunities for career progression.

The salary range is a career grade, from £22,557 (£11.69 per hour) – £34,730 (£18.00 per hour) depending upon qualifications and experience. A generous relocation package will be available for eligible candidates.

For successful applicants who are new to Cornwall Council, a recruitment and retention bonus will be paid; £1000 when the job starts, with an additional £1000 paid after successfully completing the first year.

Ideally you are enthusiastic about making positive changes in the lives of disabled children. You should be child centred, able to use your own initiative, and work as part of a team. You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and partnership working when working with parents and other professionals. You should have or are willing to work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care (which the Council will fund).

Main purpose of the Job

To be part of a skilled team to ensure the best outcomes, for disabled children and young people. You will encourage the children to have fun, to learn, grow and develop in a safe way. Key duties and responsibilities are outlined in the role profile.

We have Homes located across the county. To find out more about our homes please visit our Children’s Residential Services pages.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.

This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check. Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process

Please click on the apply button to register or complete an application form.

Application Form

Supporting Statement & Questions

Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.
Please note – Cornwall Council is unable to offer sponsorship for these roles for international applicants, due to visa restrictions and legislation.

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