02/10/2019 - Permalink

Video – new children’s homes set to open in Shropshire next year

Related topics: Children's services

Two new children’s residential homes are set to open in Shropshire early next year, with over 25 permanent positions available at the homes, for care workers and shift leaders.

The two homes – one near Shrewsbury and one near Oswestry – are being opened by Shropshire Council to increase the provision of accommodation for local ‘looked-after’ children in the council’s care – helping to prevent them from having to move out of the county, and enabling the council to better support them.

Here, Karen Bradshaw, director of children’s services with Shropshire Council, explains more about what is planned, and why.

To find out more about the job vacancies, and to apply, go to careers.shropshire.gov.uk and search for reference 855 (shift leader) and 856 (care workers).

There are some frequently-asked questions about the roles here.