DBS3468 Residential Childcare Officer (RCCO)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/01/2019 23:59
£23,111 - £25,463 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Closing date:
20 Jan
Further Information

Residential Child Care Officer x 1 post
(37 hours per week)

A highly motivated, experienced and suitably qualified residential child care officer is required to carry out the role and full duties of an RCCO key working directly with looked after children within a children’s home:

• To work within a multi disciplinary agency framework to promote life
chances for children and young people in public care.

• To maintain and implement the purpose and function of the unit in
particular and service in general, working within policy, procedures and

• Ensure compliance with national and local guidance and legislation
(including those of NTC residential placement services and of Ofsted).

• Be aware of and monitor selected Ofsted functions with management

• To ensure that key stages in the stay of young people, such as admissions
and discharges, are properly managed and that work reflects decisions
recorded in care plans.

• Maintain and develop key worker role for a small caseload: formulate care
plans/risk assessments/reports, etc.

• To offer quality care meeting the physical, personal and emotional needs
of the children and young people accessing the service.

• To work within an inclusive partnership positively promoting the views of
children and young people.

• Undertake targeted work with young people and families to identify and
resolve barriers to progress.

• Focus on progressing young people through preparation for independence,
including education and work readiness.

• Coordination of unit activities and opportunities, including overnight trips

• Ensure that children and their families are aware of their rights and the
complaints procedure, using the young person’s preferred method of

• Effectively administer medication as required.

• Focus on the welfare and safeguarding of service users.

• To be part of a team contributing to an open and supportive environment.

• Communicate effectively with colleagues and other professionals.

• Represent the service and service users in a professional forum.

• Collation of feedback from/consultation with service users, families and

• To participate in supervision and training in order to enhance professional
development, standards and good practice.

• Undertake administrative tasks that support the running of the unit:
auditing, shift cover, petty cash, repairs (Health & Safety).

• Mentor and direct support and sessional staff to undertake specific work
across service.

• Provide outreach support for young people in other accommodation

• To be physically fit to undertake physical restraint techniques (CALM) to an
assessed level.

• Hold either NVQ Level 3 Children and Young People or Diploma for the
Children’s Workforce.

• Work as part of a rota covering 24 hours per day 365 days per year –
shifts includes day shifts, some sleep in, and late shifts as the service

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.