Senior Residential Children’s Practitioner

£30,451 to £32,234 per annum Full time All Year 24-10-2021 Level 6 (Graduate) childcare qualification
Senior Residential Children’s Practitioner 70443 CHPE (2)
Waterworks Children’s Home, Norwich.
£30,451 to £32,234 per annum (Scale I)
37 hours per week plus occasional out of hours and weekend work
Permanent contract

At Norfolk County Council our commitment to providing proven, quality, holistic residential services for young people aged 7-17 aims to achieve excellent outcomes and lasting results. We are passionate about the provision of creative and ambitious opportunities for our young people, supporting them to thrive and develop in a nurturing and safe environment which promotes the emotional and physical well-being of children. Our services are well regarded, and we are proud of our reputation for not giving up on children with very complex needs.

Waterworks is a two-bedded children’s residential home, located in Norwich. Waterworks will take planned placements, where on the time of admission, their assessed needs can reasonably be met by the service with support from other external services such as health, education and social care.

You will be joining a highly motivated and enthusiastic team who endeavour to make significant changes in young people’s lives.

As the Senior Practitioner, you will be expected to contribute to an assessment of the child's needs with the objective of either reunification, a move to a family or community-based placement or a longer term or more specialised residential home.

You will be part of the management team and required to take part in the out of hours on call system, as well as sleep in duties at the home.

Ideally you will have a background in residential care or be experienced in working with children. You will be required to have a social work or appropriate nursing qualification and you will be expected to supervise staff.

To work within this environment, you will need to be committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. You will need to be reliable, have good personal relationship and communication skills as well as high professional standards.

For an informal discussion please contact Justina Self, Assistant Team Manager on 01603 620185.