Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Casual Children’s Residential Practitioners – Looked After Children - Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services
Salary details: £11.50 per hour
Closing date 4th April 2021
Interview date – 15th April 2021
Casual Variable hours, working as and when required.
Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Are you an, solution oriented, systemic working, child focused practitioner,
keen to work alongside partners and particularly our children and young people to deliver a new model of residential intervention in Rotherham? This post could be for you…
Following Cabinet approval, our Children and Young People’s Service are now recruiting for Casual Children’s Residential Practitioners and also
Registered Children’s Home Manager
Waking Night Residential Worker
These new posts will play a role in the delivery of a range of in-house residential provision for Rotherham looked after children.
Rotherham Council has made a strategic decision to make a significant investment in children’s residential services. This will ensure more of our looked after children are placed in Rotherham, close to their local communities, family and schools.
We are using current best practice and evidence-based models to develop a range of new children`s homes including 2 and 4 bed EBD, emergency accommodation and solo provision for some of our most complex children and young people.
We are looking for Casual Children’s Residential Practitioners that are keen to be part of new staff teams that will work in a range of settings and with children and young people with sensory, ASD, mental health needs and who have suffered significant trauma.
This new residential provision will be part of a Children and Young People Service judged as `Good` by Ofsted in January 2018 and build on practice from our short break residential home judged as `Outstanding` in February 2020.
Casual Children’s Residential Practitioners in Rotherham will:
Promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of looked after children across the borough
Build effective relationships with children and young people, being a positive role model
Apply agreed evidence based therapeutic and behavioural management approaches and practice models
Provide opportunities for children and young people to influence the decisions that affect them and the service they receive
Work effectively as part of team to ensure a joined-up service centred on the child
Engage in the running of the home including activities, meals, personal care and recording.
Undertake mandatory staff training, attend staff meetings and formal supervision sessions.
Provide and promote a safe, stimulating and nurturing physical environment.
Key benefits of working at Rotherham Council’s Children and Young People’s service are:
Strong support and clear direction from Managers
Training programme, to develop and professionalise our residential practitioners.
Residential services that have access to and work closely with our high quality in house therapeutic service
Innovative Edge of Care Services and a strong Early Help offer which is reducing demand and supporting professionals to think systemically and develop creative options to support children and young people
The prioritisation of Looked After Children for CAMHS assessment and intervention
The opportunity to make a real difference to the children, young people and families
Investment in you as a casual practitioner involving support, supervision, training and opportunity for professional development and progression.
We are seeking casual practitioners who are committed to:
Develop their skills and practices as part of a team
Supporting and caring for some of our most complex children and young people, at times in solo provision
Working evening, weekend and sleep in shifts as part of the residential team
Our vision is for the children and families of Rotherham to routinely experience and describe the services they receive from us, as outstanding and we intend to do that by putting the child first in everything we do.
By being part of our residential teams, you will play a role in developing our collective commitment to an ethos of excellence, integrity, trust and transparency.
Rotherham and the wider South Yorkshire region is a great place to live and a stone’s throw from some of the UK’s finest towns and cities, and is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Easy to reach from Sheffield or Leeds, there are plenty of places to see, things to do and property is excellent value for money - all within a 2 hour train journey from London.
If you have any questions regarding these opportunities and or would like a conversation about these new roles please email [email protected]
These posts involve working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Confirmation of these appointments are also subject to a medical assessment.