Residential Care Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/03/2019 23:59
£9.68 per hour
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Post Number:
Closing date:
24 Mar
Further Information

We are looking for exceptional, enthusiastic and creative child focused people to join our well established and OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ teams of staff working across all of our Residential Homes and also our Short Breaks services for children with complex and additional needs.

The ideal candidates must also be able to effectively extend these skills to the young people’s families/carers and any other multidisciplinary professionals.

The Residential Homes care for children who are looked after by the local authority. The overall aims as a Residential Child Care Officer are to ensure young people are loved, happy, healthy and safe from harm, able to develop, thrive and fulfil their full potential. It will be your responsibility to ensure young people are provided with a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring they are valued and nurtured as individuals with talents, strengths and capabilities that can develop over time.

Our Short Breaks services provide overnight, after school and day-care services for children with a range complex and additional needs.

We are continually looking to expand our services to meet the needs of children, their families and carers. We are looking for casual workers who will be required to work across all of the above services.

The young people we care for may have experienced a problematic history which has impacted on their development, including their ability to form relationships, display socially acceptable behaviour and conform to routines and boundaries. As a Residential Child Care Officer you will be expected to be a positive role model to these young people, whilst also required to undertake a wide variety of tasks to help promote each young person’s individual independence.

To ensure young people are supported emotionally, mentally and physically in order to help boost self-esteem and contribute to repairing earlier damage from any past experiences the tasks associated with the role will include:
• positively dealing with challenging situations,
• problem solving,
• some personal care,
• transporting young people to contact with their families,
• taking part in activities, holidays, domestic and health and safety tasks around the homes.

Whilst we are wishing to recruit to our casual pool of workers, successful individuals will receive support and will be expected to undertake induction training in the first instance. You may also be supported to undertake all mandatory and some non-mandatory training.

As a casual worker, you will need to be flexible and available to respond at short notice to cover staff holidays, sickness and in the event that extra staffing cover is required. This may well include sleepovers and waking night duties. You may be required to work at any of the children homes throughout the Stockton-on-Tees area.

Please note that it is essential for candidates to provide information of all historical employment and gaps in employment for us to proceed with their application.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Damian Ashman, Registered Manager on 01642 677904.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.