Residential Worker - Aycliffe Secure Centre

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/11/2020 23:59
£23,541 - £27,041 Grade 7 plus enhancements for out of hours working of approx. £2000 per annum (subject to hours worked) and secure allowance
Secure unit allowance (£766.20 per annum pro rata).
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newton Aycliffe, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Nov
Further Information

Children & Young People's Service
Aycliffe Secure Centre
Residential Worker – full time, permanent

Salary: £23,541 - £27,041 Grade 7 plus enhancements for out of hours working of approx. £2000 per annum (subject to hours worked) and secure allowance

Job Location: Aycliffe Secure Centre, Newton Aycliffe, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

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.

The role:
The 11 to 18-year-olds at the Secure Centre come from across the country are likely to have experienced significant trauma, so working in the unit can be tough. They are vulnerable and often arrive with a history of difficult and challenging behaviour. Your personal qualities and life experience will help us create an environment of reflection, challenge, personal attention and specialist help. Your talents will help young people develop the values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction that will enable them to return to the community in a more positive and purposeful way.

Useful information:
You will work an average of 37 hours per week, following a designated shift pattern between 7.30am – 11pm, with alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

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.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact lead officer Andrew Moss by email to andrew.moss@durham.gov.uk or telephone 03000 265988.

It is anticipated that the selection process will start week commencing 7th December 2020.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.