Bradford Council Part Time Jobs – Residential Practitioner

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Children’s Services
Social Care

B Positive Pathways Residential Practitioner – Days
Band 6-8 + 1 SCP 6 – 23 with a bar at scp 22 (pro rata for part time)
£19,698 – £27,741 pa
37 hours per week
Established post

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team in our mainstream / specialist provision. In addition to reducing the number of children living in the homes we have reviewed our staffing levels and structures in our specialist homes. These are the homes caring for children and young people with the most complex and enduring needs.

The work in the children’s homes will be supported by specialist roles wrapping around the whole service. These include:

  • Dedicated CAMHS support
  • Psychologist linked to all the specialist homes
  • Speech and Language Therapist linked to all the specialist homes
  • Police Officer

The successful candidate will:

  • Be expected to work in the mainstream/ specialist homes providing care and support to children and young people living in medium to long term residential care.
  • Need to be resourceful, committed and able to adapt their approach depending on the situation and environment.
  • Be able to work in accordance with our model of care in a multi agency setting.
  • Have Grade 4 or above in Maths and English or functional skills Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent (see job profile) and be prepared to undertake Level 3 Caring for Children and Young People within the first 2 years of employment if you don’t hold this qualification or an equivalent.
  • Have 1 years experience of working with children and young people, preferably including some residential experience.
  • Have the ability to work shifts including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required by the needs of the service, you will also be required to undertake sleep in duties.
  • Have the flexibility to work across the different homes when needed.
  • Have the ability to use electronic systems.
  • Have the ability to nurture and support the children and young people ensuring the environment is clean and their needs are fully met.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

This post will be recruited via the Warner process, which means there will be a safeguarding interview as well as a formal interview and extensive checks.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Simon Goulding – Interim Service Manager on 07890 528361 or email
[email protected]

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