Residential Social Worker

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1432794

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Residential Social Worker based in Children's House.


Residential Social Worker (4662)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37

Closing Date:26 August 2019

About Barnardo’s

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.

Our basis and values

Children’s House believes that every child deserves a family.  We achieve this by providing a safe and secure environment for primary school aged children who have suffered maltreatment, developmental trauma and multiple placement disruption. 

As part of an integrated service we work to ensure that the children feel safe, happy and secure and grow towards a successful move to foster care. 

As part of a professional team our successful candidate will be offered the following;

  • On-site support and guidance
  • Ongoing clinical support
  • Training in Trauma Informed Practice
  • Training in Sensory Informed Practice
  • AYE support (if applicable)

Applicants must hold the professional Social Work qualification and be registered with NI Social Care Council.

Location: Based in Children’s House

Hours: 37 per week (on a shift basis, including evenings and weekends)

Pattern:  Rolling rota pattern including a variation of shifts; 10.30am-11am, 1pm-10pm and 10am-9pm shifts. Given the nature of residential a degree of flexibility will be necessary.

Salary:  £23,545 – £31,833 (Sleep In Allowance 11pm-7am at £62.64pn)

*Starting salary is generally at the beginning of the pay band however, further consideration will be given to exceptional candidates

In return, Barnardo’s offers a reward package that includes a competitive salary, 26 days annual leave and 10 statutory/public holidays (pro-rata) per annum, a contributory pension scheme and staff discounts.

PLEASE NOTE: Owing to continued service development, we will hold Reserve List of successful candidates for a range of fixed term and permanent posts

We are committed to welcoming people from a diverse background, culture and experience.

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document for each Service.   This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website.

Closing Date:26 August 2019