Children’s Residential and Edge of Care worker, Harrogate Area

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£29,269 - £32,076 per annum pro rata
York, North Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

The future is extremely bright with innovative No Wrong Door Service, our team is growing and we are looking to expand our team of Children's Residential and Edge of Care workers and are look to recruit to full and part time vacancies as well as increase our pool of relief workers. Join us as we ensure that every child or young person we work with gets the right support at the right time to meet their needs. 

The role of a Children’s Residential and Edge of Care worker is invaluable, rewarding, complex and at times challenging, you will play an essential role in providing direct care to children and young people across a range of No Wrong door settings including in a residential children’s home, our supported accommodation for 16-17 year olds and through our community based edge of care outreach service which supports children and young people at risk of entering the care system.

Being able to work across all these areas brings variety to your work while contributing to developing your skills and practice.  If you are applying for a relief post you can choose to work across all areas or focus on the children’s home.

We are looking for resilient, flexible, and motivated full, part time and relief practitioners who have experience working with or volunteering with older children and young people (approx.12 – 18 and young adults up to 25). As part of your role you will work directly providing care and support to children and young people which can include enjoyable work tasks like supporting children to access sport and leisure activities, engaging in education or visiting family and friends as well as fulfilling professional social care responsibilities including recording/report writing, safeguarding responsibilities, participating in statutory meetings and following Children’s Home regulations.


This is a very rewarding role yet at times it may be challenging due to the adverse childhood experiences and early childhood trauma the children and young people we support have experienced. To fully support you with this you will participate in a comprehensive programme of induction and training which ensures new recruits feel able to grow and develop into the role in a safe and supportive way. This makes sure staff are ready to take on their roles in caring for children and young people. 

You will be working within the innovative No Wrong Door Service which is a Multi-disciplinary integrated service for some of our most complex children young people. Most of who have had often faced adverse childhood experiences and a difficult start to life. These children need the compassionate care and the support from resilient, flexible and trusted adults who can build strong positive relationships with them to empower them to grow and develop.  

The integrated team will stay with them throughout their No Wrong Door journey, be it to prevent entry to care, within the care system or coming out of it. We ensure children and young people have a dedicated, highly trained team around them, are supported as they move towards independence and never feel as though they are passed from service to service.

If you are passionate about supporting and improving the life chances and outcomes for some of North Yorkshire’s most vulnerable children and young people this is the role for you.

This role requires working a variety of shifts around a 24 hour Rota Monday to Sunday, this will include some sleep-in duties, evenings and a share of weekends and bank holidays if you apply for a contracted post. If you are relief you will be able to choose shifts that fit in around your other commitments.

We welcome any interested applicants to contact Margaret Galloway, Team Manager on 01609 535276 or email for an informal conversation.  

Key dates

Closing date: 21st July 2024

Interview date: TBC


Key documents 

Job Description.docx

 Total Rewards Brochure.pdf

NYC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.  We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. 

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