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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 £20,632 – £32,805 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 look forward to your application.
For an informal discussion please call Sharron Adams on 07483 424718.
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.
Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council
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 open to discussion about flexible working.
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.
Closing Date – 16th October 2023
Shortlisting – 17th October 2023
Interviews – 1st November 2023
However, if successful candidates following shortlisting are not available alternative interviews will be held week commencing 7th November 2023.
Please view the role profile for the role you are applying for:
Residential Care Worker Role Profile
Senior Residential Care Worker Role Profile
Waking Night Residential Care Worker Role Profile
Your application will need to explain how you meet the stated criteria. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.
Please click on the apply button to register or complete an application form.
If you do not have access to a computer please or would find it easier you can download the application form and document for your supporting statement and return it to Sharron Adams, Tresor, St Blazey, Par, Cornwall PL24 2DS to arrive before the closing date.
Supporting Statement & Questions
Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form