Senior Residential Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/03/2021 23:59
Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location as required.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
4 Mar
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Children's Social Care
Residential Team

Post: Senior Residential Worker
Grade: Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum

We are looking for a child centred person with an interest in autism who would like to join our newest Children’s Home’s team as a Senior Residential Worker. We are looking to fill 1 post on a full-time permanent basis. The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep in duties.

The team will be working initially with one young person with autism, but in time there may be two young people living in the home.

As a Senior Residential Worker you will work closely with the Children’s Homes Manager to ensure the young people are provided with the best care possible. You will ensure the staff team are well supported and trained so that they:

• Are involved in all aspects of the lives of the young people who live in the home as any parent would be. 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.
• Offer young people understanding through meaningful relationships aimed at keeping them safe and able to enjoy the world around them.
• Listen to young people and take in to account their views, wishes and feelings.

To apply you should be 22 years old or above, be an experienced Residential Worker and be:

• Child centred
• Able to act as a positive role model for young people
• Self-confident
• Able to lead, influence and motivate others
• Able to effectively engage with young people, team members and other professionals
• Emotionally resilient
• Reliable
• Flexible in your approach to work
• Knowledgeable about the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards
• Physically fit

Any knowledge, skills or experience working with young people who have autism and/or have experienced trauma would be beneficial, although training will be provided.

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:

• 4pm – 5pm on Monday 1 March 2021
• 11am – 12pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021

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 between 12 and 16 March 2021.

Required qualifications:
• GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English or a qualification that is equivalent or higher
• A Level 3 qualification (or a qualification that is equivalent or higher) that relates to work with children and young people in social care 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.