Residential Care Officer (Turnaround)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
06/12/2020 23:59
£16,290.81 - £21,925.13 Annually Grade F/H/I
Hours per week:
30 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Post Number:
Closing date:
6 Dec
Further Information

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has recently undergone a review of its in-house residential provision and model of delivery. This is an exciting time to work for the Council as we embark on the implementation of the review that will increase not only placement capacity, but also the range of placements available.

This is an opportunity for a professionally motivated, suitably qualified and skilled individual to work within our turnaround provision working directly with children, young people and their families, whereby children and young people are not likely to remain in care and have a plan to be reunified with family.

We strive to offer continuity and stability within our services for both staff and the young people we care for. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their understanding of the benefits of authentic warmth, nurture and emotional resilience when working with children and young people and their families.

Ongoing training relevant to the post will be available and support will be provided with regular structured supervision and appraisal.

We are seeking applications from individuals who hold a Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent or are willing to work towards and have worked in a Residential setting with young people who are Looked After.

It is essential that the successful applicant has the ability to work directly with young people who present with complex and challenging behaviour and be skilled in assessing risk, care planning and implementing and monitoring strategies and interventions that reduce risk and improve outcomes for young people.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs.

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 Garth Illingworth, Registered Manager, on 01642 526473 or email Garth.Illingworth@stockton.gov.uk

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

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