Senior Residential Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/11/2021 23:59
Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.
The post will attract a Secure Allowance of 5% of salary plus £1,000 lump sum Recruitment and Retention Allowance (pro-rata)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Aycliffe Secure Centre. However, you may be required to work at any Durham County Council workplace, as required.
Number of posts:
Closing date:
14 Nov
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children
Aycliffe Secure

Post: Senior Residential Worker
Grade: Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.
The post will attract a Secure Allowance of 5% of salary plus £1,000 lump sum Recruitment and Retention Allowance (pro-rata) (reviewed annually) which is paid to successful candidates who have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (or equivalent).

Aycliffe is a standard bearer of residential accommodation for vulnerable young people proven by the successful retention of its ‘Outstanding’ status from OFSTED since 2019. The staff at Aycliffe provide a caring, therapeutic, and motivational environment for young people aged between 10 and 18. Our young people are vulnerable as a result of complex histories which can include neglect, trauma or interaction with the Youth Custody Service.

Further information on our centre, its outstanding facilities and our fantastic team can be found at: www.durham.gov.uk/aycliffesecurecentre

The future
This is an exciting time to be joining Children & Young Peoples Services in County Durham, we will be expanding the service in mid - 2022 to include a first of its kind, Transition Home.
Our Transition Home will look to equip our young people with the strategies to successfully reintegrate into the community after spending time with us in the main centre. The overall aim of our Transition Home is to provide our young people with support to access education, training or employment and practical help to develop independent living skill. We will also provide support to explore and reduce the anxieties experienced by our young people as they look to move on into a community setting.

The role
This is an extremely rewarding role; you will play a significant part in the rehabilitation of our young people and provide support and encouragement to enable them to successfully return to their families or go on to live independent lives within the community.

As a Senior Residential Worker, having the best interests of young people at heart is of paramount importance, you will be challenged but more importantly, you will experience first-hand, the differences that can be made with your care, compassion, and time.
You will take responsibility as part of the management team for one of the secure children’s homes, supporting the Home and Assistant Manager. Duties include: providing exceptional care to young people, managing staff, leading shifts, working to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, meeting performance and contractual obligations, supervision of staff and assessing training/development needs of the team.

Your life and works experiences are valuable to us but what we’re more interested in is what you can personally offer our service to take it forward. If you possess resilience, determination, and an intrinsic desire to help, we want to hear from you.

We offer a comprehensive four-week induction and shadowing programme for all new members of the team as well as excellent ongoing training and development opportunities. Alongside this, we provide dedicated one-to-one time to reflect upon workplace practice and facilitate access to specialist support when needed.

Hours of work
You will work an average 37 hours per week in a designated shift pattern between 7.00am – 11pm. There is also a requirement to work bank holidays and weekends as well as sleep-in duties.

What you can expect:
• 26 days holidays per year increasing to 31 after five years continuous local government service
• Option to purchase up to 10 additional days annual leave per year through our salary sacrifice scheme
• Contributory career average salary pension scheme
• Pay enhancements for unsociable hours
• Trade Union membership
• Discounted gym membership
• Employee Assist Scheme

Could this be the job for you?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people, do you think you could role model the behaviours to drive positive change and build capacity, could you champion their wellbeing and facilitate the achievement of personal aspirations and happiness. If that’s you, make an application to us today.

If you’d like to know more about the post, please contact one of the following:
Helen Redhead or Andrew Moss telephone 03000263015 or 03000265988

Interviews w/c 6th and 13th December 2021

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

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 via the North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 269421. 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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.