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Residential Workers

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
07/10/2020
Advert End Date:
25/10/2020 23:59
Salary:
£23,541 - £27,041 (pro-rata to hours worked)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
200935
Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be one of the Services Children’s Homes, but you may be required to work at other establishments associated with the role, i.e. secure facility, external provision overseen by DCC, supporting Fostering placements, emergency provision.
Closing date:
25 Oct
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/321

Residential Workers

We are looking for child centred people who would like to join our Children’s Home’s team as Residential Workers on a casual basis. The role is likely to will involve working a range of shifts which could include weekdays, evenings and weekends and sleep in duties. You would be able to negotiate your availability.

We have 10 Children’s Homes within County Durham which are each home to between 3 and 5 children or young people. You will work as part of a dedicated staff team to ensure our children and young people are provided with the best care possible. You will be involved in all aspects of the lives of children and young people who live in the home as any parent would, for example transporting them to school, college or appointments, making their home a clean, warm and cosy environment, cooking meals, and encouraging participation in local activities and hobbies.

Our children and young people have often experienced trauma. We need you to offer them understanding, through meaningful relationships aimed at keeping them safe and able to enjoy the world around them. We need you to listen to them and to take in to account their views, wishes and feelings. The role can be challenging and requires dedication and resolve however, the personal rewards are immense.

To apply you should be 22 years old or above, have experience of working with children and young people either in a professional or voluntary capacity and be:

• Child centred
• Able to act as a positive role model for young people
• Self-confident
• Motivated
• A good team worker
• Emotionally resilient
• Reliable
• Flexible in your approach to work
• Physically fit

Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check.

If you are thinking about applying we strongly encourage you to come along to a briefing delivered through Microsoft Teams where you will find out more about the role, and have an opportunity to ask questions. The sessions available are:

• 3pm – 4pm on Wednesday 14 October 2020
• 4pm – 5pm on Friday 16 October 2020

To book your place on a briefing please contact Louise Parkin by e-mail on Louise.Parkin@durham.gov.uk or by telephone on 07391 391523.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams during the week commencing 2 November 2020.

Salary: Grade 7 with corresponding salary £23,541 - £27,041 (pro-rata to hours worked)

Required qualifications:
• GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English or a qualification that is equivalent or higher
• To already have, or to complete a qualification at Level 3 in Social Care within 18 months of appointment.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services 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.