Residential Childcare Officer - Relief

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
18/12/2023 12:00
£26,421 pro rata (£13.69ph)
Hours per week:
Please see advert text
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Residential Provision, Children’s Home, South Tyneside
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
18 Dec
Further Information
Residential Childcare Officer - Relief
(Residential Provision, Children’s Home, South Tyneside)
£26,421 pro rata (£13.69ph)

In South Tyneside, our children and families are at the forefront of everything we do. We want every child and family to feel supported in times of need and empowered to make the right decisions; we are committed to making a difference. We take pride in our Children’s Residential Service, where staff are valued, supported, and trusted to drive this vision forward.
We are seeking to recruit Sessional Children’s Residential Childcare Officers to work with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
As a Sessional Children’s Residential Childcare Officer, you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality children’s residential provision including working directly with children and their families.  The residential care staff are an integral part of the Care Team and work alongside other professionals to support children, young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes by using a range of intervention methods and approaches. The role will support the service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care to children and young people within a residential setting.
About You:
  • You have previous experience of direct work with children and young people and their families.
  • You can demonstrate an ability to place the child/young person and family at the centre of all practice and decision making.
  • You are able to undertake shift work, including sleep-ins, weekends and bank holidays, on a sessional basis.
  • Experience of working in a children’s residential setting is desirable.
  • You will benefit from a package of support and personal and professional development opportunities. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Janine Henson, Registered Manager (0191) 4552016 or Darren Bird, Operations Manager- Residential Service on 07885916978 between 9 – 5 Weekdays.
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere  
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
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Closing date: Noon, 18 December 2023 (Please note the closing date has been extended further)
Shortlisting to take place on 19 December 2023
Interview dates are to be confirmed.