Residential Care Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/05/2020 23:59
£25,295 - £27,905 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Closing date:
29 May
Further Information

Children’s Social Care Services
Meeting the Challenge of COVID–19 in Children’s Care

Fixed term contracts 3-12 months

We are committed to providing quality care and achieving positive outcomes for the young people we look after, especially in these challenging times. We are looking for a number of highly motivated Residential Care Officers (RCO’s) to join our team to provide cover across our homes and help us to staff new temporary children’s accommodation for an initial period of 3 months. We also have 2 maternity cover opportunities for a period of 10-12 months.

The successful applicants will work in homes across the City and will need to be resourceful, with the ability to establish relationships quickly whilst working as part of a team towards agreed aims and objectives. Successful applicants may also have the opportunity to apply for any permanent posts as they arise as internal candidates.

You will have good communication and IT skills and a clear understanding of needs of children and their families. You will have experience in working with vulnerable children and young people, who at times display challenging behaviours. Experience of residential care and a recognised social work qualification or NVQ level 3 is desirable. The successful applicants will be required to follow a rota, working shift patterns and sleep-ins (including weekends) as required.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

Applicants will be interviewed where possible using video technology. Where this is not possible applicants will be invited to attend face to face interviews which will be conducted in line with the Government’s social distancing guidance.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form. If you have any problems accessing our online application please email jobs@newcastle.gov.uk

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.