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Senior Resource Centre Officer (Child Care)

Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
Salary: £30,296 - £34,834 per annum
Location: Bridges, 109 Colemans Moor Road, Reading
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Evenings/Flexible Hours/Full Time/Job-Share/Nights/Part Time/Weekends
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 23/11/2023 at 23:00
Reference: 703213

Senior Resource Centre Officer (Child Care)

About Us: Bridges is an OFSTED registered residential short breaks services. We are committed to providing high-quality care and support to children and young people with diverse needs. Our passionate team is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where every child can thrive. We are currently seeking a compassionate and dedicated Childcare Worker to join our team and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality care and support for children and young people with diverse needs, ensuring their safety, well-being, and development.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individual care plans, focusing on each child's specific needs and goals.
  • Lead a team of care workers, providing guidance, training, and supervision to ensure the highest standard of care is maintained.
  • Promote a positive, nurturing, and inclusive atmosphere within the home, where children can thrive and feel valued.
  • Act as a role model for staff and children, demonstrating empathy, patience, and strong communication skills.
  • Participate in assessments, case reviews, and team meetings to support the continuous improvement of our care services.
  • Oversee daily activities and routines, ensuring a safe and stimulating environment.
  • Collaborate with external agencies, families, and professionals involved in the care of the children.


  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).
  • Proven experience in a similar role within a residential children's home.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and guide a team.
  • A deep commitment to providing high-quality care to children and young people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of child development, safeguarding procedures, and relevant legislation.
  • Ability to adapt to challenging and dynamic situations.
  • An Enhanced DBS.
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • A clean UK Drivers Licence (desirable)

What we offer:

  • Generous Annual Leave allowance
  • Excellent Learning and Development Programme
  • Enhanced Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • A chance to make a significant and positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

Closing Date: 23rd November 2023, 11pm

Interview Date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Humphries, Registered Manager on 0118 969 5977.

If you are a dedicated and compassionate individual who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people, we would love to hear from you.

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed