We're looking for qualified Residential Care Staff

Updated: 10 hours ago

We're looking for people with experience in children's residential care, to help us deliver high quality care to young people living with us.

Within the Juno team, this role will be called Social Care Practitioner, as we believe "care" is an active word.

The Role

Place of work: Wirral, Merseyside

Salary: £24,500 - £29,000

Job terms: Full time, permanent (4 x 9h shifts, split between early, late, and waking night)

Part time applications will be considered

As Juno's Social Care Practitioner, you will provide day-to-day care for children and young people living with us. You will quickly establish trusting relationships and support people in our care with their education, shared activities and their overall wellbeing.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure consistent quality of care

  • Organising, participating in and planning shared activities and interests with children to nurture their wellbeing, learning and growth

  • Working flexibly to meet changing demands and be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities to ensure the safe day-to-day running of the home

  • Taking responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of children, the workforce and visitors to the home by maintaining a clean, safe and welcoming environment

What benefits do we offer?

  • Juno CIC has a staff ownership business model: you’ll play a central role in governance and decision making and drive the vision and values of the home in every aspect of its development

  • You’ll get plenty of holidays - 27 days+

  • We’ll train you in an approach, called Social Pedagogy. We will provide therapeutic coaching & mental health support, and will be committed to your ongoing learning and development

  • You’ll have broader leadership development opportunities as Juno grows and opens new homes across Liverpool City Region

  • You’ll get a good workplace pension and above average pay

  • You’ll be supported by a core team committed to improving the quality of care in the UK

Who are we looking for?

We are most interested in who you are as a person. We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds, who personify our values. People who are loving, compassionate, clever and creative.

We need individuals who can build supportive relationships with children (mainly teenagers) and will be good advocates and role models for them.

Requirements for the role include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care (or equivalent)

  • Experience of working with children in a residential care setting

  • Knowledge of children’s rights and of adolescent mental health, and therapeutic approaches (including trauma-informed practice)

  • Understanding of the risks and issues facing children in care and their families

Don't meet the requirements just yet? We're also looking for unqualified Social Care Practitioners, which might be the right role for you.

Got a question?

We are holding two online Q&A sessions to answer your questions about Juno, the role and our vision:

  • 22nd September 6pm-7pm

  • 26th September 2pm-3pm

  • 3rd October 6pm-7pm

Sign up here

Application deadline: 5pm, 7th of October 2022

Download the full job pack for further information and application process:

Juno - Qualified Practitioner Job Pack Sep22
Download PDF • 2.77MB

Juno Application Form
Download DOCX • 57KB

Interested but not quite ready to apply?

Send us an email at Hello@wearejuno.org and we will keep your details on file for future roles, or help you otherwise.

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