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Grade 12 £35,934 - £39,782
Secure unit allowance (£766.20 per annum pro rata)
Social Care - Children Service
Newton Aycliffe, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
Full Time Temporary (2 year post)
Grade 12 £35,934 - £39,782
Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of young people in secure care? If you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.
Who we are:
Aycliffe Secure Centre is a state-of-the-art secure environment with first class facilities and rated Outstanding by OFSTED. Our philosophical approach is to provide exceptional parenting to our young people and see beyond their behaviour to go the extra mile for them. Aycliffe Secure Centre cares for young people who are sentenced, remanded or accommodated under a secure accommodation order as directed by the courts. They need support and intervention in a safe and caring environment, while working on rehabilitation, education and training in vocational skills and life skills.
Why choose us:
Working at Aycliffe Secure Centre is not just a job, it’s one of the most rewarding career choices you will make. Our work is challenging and physical but if you have the drive and dedication, resilience and passion then you will enjoy an exciting and stable career with us.
We offer a comprehensive six-week induction and shadowing process for all new staff as well as excellent training and development opportunities, as well as safeguarding and Restrictive Physical Intervention training.
We offer regular one-to-one sessions to discuss and reflect on your work, access to our resident psychologist, as well as other specialist support. As the centre is part of Durham County Council, you also benefit from our Better Health at Work programme, a family-friendly policy, pension contributions and salary sacrifice schemes, leisure and culture discounts at council venues and a range of other discounts.
As a Home’s Manager you will take lead responsibility for one of the secure children’s homes, duties include: overseeing case management, working to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, meeting performance and contractual obligations, management of staff including supervision training and mentoring. The successful candidate will also be part of a 24/7 duty management rota working across the secure centre.
You will work an average of 37 hours per week, with some normal office hours/working from home alongside a designated shift pattern between 7.00am – 10pm to cover the duty manager role within the centre. There is also a requirement work some bank holidays, and on a weekend to also cover the duty management role every 5 weeks.
This role might not be for everyone, but if you’ve read the above and are still excited about this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.
We’re making a difference - be part of it.
For further information please call:
Stephen Cook, 03000 263018 email Stephen.Cook@durham.gov.uk
Helen Redhead, 03000263015 email Helen.Redhead@durham.gov.uk
Andrew Moss, 03000 265988 email Andrew.Moss@durham.gov.uk
Interview process is due to commence week commencing 24th August 2020.
Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk
In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.