Residential Child Care Worker - Part Time

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Salary: £26,421 - £28,770 FTE pay award pending (see advert text for pro rata salary for part time hours)
  • Location: Halton Borough Council
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time/Evenings/Weekends/Nights
  • Hours: 18 hours per week. Rota based.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 07/07/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CHI/24/283548

Residential Child Care Worker - Part Time:

Position available: Part time, 1x 18 hour position 

Are you looking for a meaningful career where you can support children and young people in care? Then look no further!

We are looking for child focused individuals who have experience of working with children and young people with disabilities, challenging behaviours and complex healthcare needs at Inglefield,

Inglefield is a small residential home based in Runcorn that provides short breaks and residential support to children and young people between the ages of 4-18 within a family centred environment.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service in a fun, charismatic and relaxed environment that allows the children and young people to achieve their potential.

This is a role where your skills, hobbies, and interests will bring additional inspiration!

Duties include:

  • Providing a key worker role, in accordance with the child/young person’s care plan.
  • Involvements in informal group work with the children, young people and their families
  • Planning, preparation, delivery and participation in activities for children/young people to include education and leisure interests.
  • Providing reports, recording events and contributing to the maintenance of case files.
  • Involvement in domestic chores – including washing, preparation of meals, shopping and cleaning.
  • Personal Care

Your hours are on a rota basis, this involves some early mornings, evenings and weekend working and there is a requirement to do sleep-in duties for which an additional enhancement is paid.

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary – £12,853.46 - £13,996.22 pro rata (18hrs)
  • Free Meal offered when on shift
  • You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
  • Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holidays.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see

Are you ready to join our family?

Why not give us a call and have an informal discussion with Phil Woods (Registered Manager) or Krysia Morrow (Assistant Manager) on 01928 561591.

If you would prefer to speak to one of the Care Staff and let them explain why they have each worked a minimum of 10 years at Inglefield and what keeps them here, please call 01928 561591.

Please note: on occasion in residential care there is a need to only accept applicants from a particular protected characteristic. As per the exceptions under the Equality Act 2010 there is an occupational requirement for this role to be fulfilled by someone aged 21 years or over. The reason being that we are legally required to ensure that anyone appointed is at least 3 years older than our oldest resident. Therefore, we will only be able to progress applications from candidates aged 22 years or over. Details of the exception referred to can be found here Equality Act 2010 (

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you –

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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