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Residential Care Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/04/2017 12:00
£22,658 pa (plus enhancements)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Children and Young Peoples Residential Care, South Shields
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

£22,658 pa (plus enhancements)

We are seeking to recruit a number of Children’s Residential Care Workers to work with 13 to 17 year old young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will be working in a fully refurbished home as part of a re-launched residential care service.

These are exciting times to work in Children’s and Young Peoples Residential Care with South Tyneside Council. The service is enjoying a considerable financial investment and improving outcomes for young people is a corporate priority.

As a Children’s Residential Care Worker 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 will have a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People (or willingness to undertake).
• 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.
• Experience of working in a children’s residential setting is desirable.

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.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

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