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Grade 7, £23,541 - £27,041 per annum
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Social Care - Children Service
Sherburn Park House, although you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location.
Children and Young Peoples Service
Children's Social Care
Post Title: Residential Worker
Salary: Grade 7, £23,541 - £27,041 per annum
This is a rare opportunity to join our residential team which provides respite care for children and young people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and complex health needs aged between 5 and 18.
We are looking to fill a Residential Worker post on a permanent basis. You will work 32 hours per week during term time, increasing to 37 hours during school holiday periods. The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings and weekends and both waking night and sleep in duties.
You will work as part of a dedicated staff team to ensure the children and young people are provided with the best care possible. This will involve offering close personal care, where you will be required to undertake moving and handling, peg feeding, tube feeding, and specialist health procedures.
You will be provided with a full training programme, but some knowledge of the needs of children and young people with disabilities and/or experience working with children and young people with disabilities at the point of application would be very useful.
To apply you should be 22 years old or above, have experience of working with children and young people and be:
• Child centred
• Patient, caring and nurturing
• Able to act as a positive role model for young people
• A good team worker
• Emotionally resilient
• Flexible in your approach to work
• Physically fit
We encourage you to speak to Kath Bulman (Children’s Home Manager) about the post before submitting your application. Kath can be contacted by telephone on 07825938427 or by e-mail at Kathryn.Bulman@durham.gov.uk.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams on the 17th March 2021.
• 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.
Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@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.