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Residential Care Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
12/05/2017
Advert End Date:
04/06/2017 23:59
Salary:
£10.2010 per hour
Hours per week:
Zero
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
162966
Employment Location:
Stockton on Tees
Post Number:
007549

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Jun


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Further information

We are looking for exceptional, enthusiastic and creative child focused people to join our well established and OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ teams of staff working across all of our Residential Homes and also our Short Breaks services for children with complex and additional needs.

The ideal candidates must also be able to effectively extend these skills to the young people’s families/carers and any other multidisciplinary professionals.

The Residential Homes care for children who are looked after by the local authority. The overall aims as a Residential Child Care Officer are to ensure young people are loved, happy, healthy and safe from harm, able to develop, thrive and fulfil their full potential. It will be your responsibility to ensure young people are provided with a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring they are valued and nurtured as individuals with talents, strengths and capabilities that can develop over time.

Our Short Breaks services provide overnight, after school and day-care services for children with a range complex and additional needs.

We are continually looking to expand our services to meet the needs of children, their families and carers. We are looking for casual workers who will be required to work across all of the above services.

The young people we care for may have experienced a problematic history which has impacted on their development, including their ability to form relationships, display socially acceptable behaviour and conform to routines and boundaries. As a Residential Child Care Officer you will be expected to be a positive role model to these young people, whilst also required to undertake a wide variety of tasks to help promote each young person’s individual independence.

It will be your responsibility to ensure young people are supported emotionally, mentally and physically in order to help boost self-esteem and contribute to repairing earlier damage from any past experiences. Such tasks will include positively dealing with challenging situations, problem solving, some personal care, transporting young people to contact with their families, taking part in activities, holidays, domestic and health and safety tasks around the homes.

In return, successful individuals will receive support and induction training in the first instance and may also be supported to undertake the Level 3 Diploma, along with all mandatory and some non-mandatory training if working regularly.

You will need to be flexible and available to respond at short notice to cover staff holidays, sickness and in the event that extra staffing cover is required.

Further information on this role is available in the Job Description and Person Specification. .

For an informal discussion please contact Carol Devine, Deputy Manager on 01642 524363 or Glyn Armstrong, Registered Manager on 01642 524791.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/job-vacancies/. Alternatively you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

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