Residential Support Worker.2552

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/07/2021 23:59
£20,092 - £21,748
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kyloe House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
23 Jul
Further Information

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: 
Kyloe House is a state-of-the-art secure environment with first class facilities. Our approach is to provide exceptional care.  Kyloe House cares for young people in secure accommodation with  orders as directed by the courts, who need support and intervention in a safe and caring environment focusing on education and training in vocational skills, life skills and social skills. 
Why choose us: 
Working at Kyloe House 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. 
It is important that our children are supported by adults with a range of professional and personal experiences, ensuring they have access to positive roles models who can offer a range of skills and values to support our children to achieve their best possible outcomes in life. 

The Band 4 is an entry level post therefore, we encourage applications from people with   experience in a similar discipline, but this is not essential as we appreciate that there are adults that hold transferrable skills and values that meet the requirements of a suitable candidate but have never had the privilege of working directly with children and young people.  

We offer a comprehensive induction and shadowing process for all new staff, excellent training and development opportunities throughout your employment. Northumberland County Council acknowledge the importance of legacy planning, ensuring that our managers of the future are developed from within.    

The staff centered approach is supported by the offer of regular one-to-one sessions to discuss and reflect on your work.  As part of Northumberland County Council, you also benefit from a family-friendly policy, pension contributions, leisure and culture discounts at council venues and a range of other discounts. 
The role: 
The 10 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. 

You must have a good general education and be willing and able to undertake relevant training up to Diploma Level 3 for Residential Childcare or equivalent qualification. 

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. 
After reading this information if you 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 have Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure. 
For further information about the post please contact Katie Morrison, Business Manager by email katie.morrison@northumberland.gov.uk or telephone 01670 785900 



Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service. 

For further information, please contact Katie Morrison on 01670 785900. 

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Katie Morrison or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.