Residential Workers - Childrens Home's Team

Job Summary
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/01/2021 23:59
£23,541 - £27,041 (pro-rata to hours worked)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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An approved location
Closing date:
21 Jan
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/18

We are looking for a small number of child centred people who would like to join our Children’s Home’s team as Residential Workers. We are looking to fill 2 posts on a full-time and permanent basis, and 4 casual staff. The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings and weekends and sleep in duties.

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 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.

We encourage you to speak to Lauren Gibson (Children’s Home Manager) about the post before submitting your application. Lauren can be contacted by telephone on 07741153201 or by e-mail at

It is anticipated that interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams on the 4th and 5th February 2021.

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.

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

Please note: this post is not open to job share.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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.

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This job is closed for applications.