Residential Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/02/2019 12:00
£18,870 - £20,541
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Phoenix House, Bedlington
Post Number:
Closing date:
21 Feb
Further Information

To apply for this job you must be at least 22 years old. The Children’s Homes National Minimum Standards states: “All care staff are at least 18 years old, and staff who are given sole responsibility for children or a management role are at least 22 years old. Within this requirement no person works in a children’s home unless they are at least four years older than the oldest child accommodated.” (Standard 17.11)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

NCC operates 5 children’s homes including a national secure children home with education. Overall the service employees 130 care staff and 30 support services staff across the 5 sites. Our Homes accommodate 25 young people aged 6 - 17, our main aim is to offer an exceptional family focused caring environment where children and young people can feel safe and excelled in their abilities and futures.

The service is regularly inspected by Ofsted, currently our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good with outstanding leadership and management. It is crucial that everyone in our team is committed to the best safe care of our young people.

The Role

All roles require you to work to a shift pattern that may include sleep ins and night shifts.
You must have a good general education and be willing and able to undertake relevant training up to NVQ Level 2/3 Care Awards.

You will work under the direction of the team leader or shift coordinator to ensure the effective care of each young person.

We are offering:
Residential Support Worker salary £18,870 - 20,541.
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision and Single Premium Rate for unsociable working hours including weekends.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre on 12th March 2019 and interview dates will be given to successful candidates.

For further information, please contact Gloria Scott or Catherine Dixon on 01670 620258.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Catherine Dixon or Gloria Scott number above email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.