Location: Children's House
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37 or min 18 (part time)
Salary: £28,631 - £37,414
Closing Date: 1 July 2022
Interview Date: 20th and 21st July
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Residential Social Workers to join the team at Children's House - a unique Barnardo's NI service .
Children's House is home to a small number of children who have experienced multiple care placement moves. Through providing trauma informed and trauma responsive care, Children's House seeks to disrupt this cycle and successfully support children to transition into a stable long-term placement.
The role of the Residential Social Worker involves creating a living environment that provides a sense of safety, and belonging; building nurturing, good quality relationships with the children; and assessing their individual strengths and struggles - and subsequently identifying their needs for a long-term placement.
There is a Permanent Full-Time 37hpw post available, although we would also welcome applications from candidates interested in part-time working (minimum 18hpw). Hours are worked on a rota basis, working from base in Belfast.
If you have a desire to work therapeutically with children, within a family home environment – to assess the strengths and struggles of the children in our care, and to be involved in working as part of an integrated service with Barnardos Fostering NI to both match and support transition to long term placement, and you are a qualified social worker then we would like to hear from you. We will also accept applications from those awaiting graduation as well as those in their AYE year.
We are looking for suitably experienced staff who have:
What can we offer?
Please make sure you read the Additional Information Sheets.
Salary: FTE £28,631 - £37,414 (Sleep-in Allowance of £62.64)
The starting salary for this post reflects the complex, residential nature of the work.
Consideration will be given to AYE candidates where all other essential criteria is met.
Successful AYE candidates will start on £23,545 per annum until completion of assessed year and/or probationary period at which time their salary will increase to £28,631 per annum.
Hours & Working Pattern: 37 per week or min 18 per week on a rota basis including evenings, weekends and sleep-in duties.
Closing Date: 1st July 2022
Interviews: 20th and 21st July 2022
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must also be able to drive and have a valid driving licence or alternatively be able to demonstrate how they can meet the mobility requirements of the post.
A waiting list will be compiled for similar vacancies that may become available across Barnardo's NI over the next 12 months. There may also be opportunities for additional hours for fixed term periods.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Full details and application documents here
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