Residential Worker, Grade 7 (x 8 posts) - Aycliffe Secure Centre

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/08/2018 23:59
£22,401 - £25,463
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Aycliffe Secure Services, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
Post Number:
Closing date:
22 Aug
Further Information

Children & Young Peoples Services
Looked After Children and Care Leavers
Secure Services
Aycliffe Secure Team

Vacancy Ref No: CYPS/18/255

Post: Residential Worker
Salary: Grade 7, £22,401 - £25,463

We are looking to appoint eight full-time permanent Residential Worker to care for and co-ordinate the activities of young people on a day to day basis, so that good outcomes are achieved in respect of the quality care standards.

The postholder will work alongside young people ensuring their best interests and well-being are prioritised, keeping them safe whilst developing their potential within and outside Aycliffe Secure Centre.

You will be required to work to Children's Homes Regulations and Youth Custody Service guidance to provide for young people's physical and emotional needs as necessary. The postholder will keep accurate records, prepare reports and contribute to the young people's care planning, reviews and meetings as required.

Postholders will work in partnership with young people, their families and professionals to ensure good outcomes for the young people. This includes promoting positive life styles by encouraging healthy eating, participation in Education and providing stimulating activities as well as managing risk taking behaviours.

There is also a requirement to provide appropriate boundaries for young people. Helping to control challenging behaviour which requires resilience, self-awareness and acute interpersonal skills. The centre provides care for young people from a variety of backgrounds requiring staff to be aware and sensitive of an individual needs.

The role entails shift working between 7.30am and 11pm on a rota basis with some sleep-in duties

Essential Qualifications:

* 4 GCSEs (grade A – C) including Maths and English or equivalent and/or
NVQ Level 3 in Child Care or willingness to achieve within 18 months of

* Commitment towards undertaking and maintaining required training standards
in accordance with the updated career pathway.

If you require any further information please contact Stephen Cook - Senior Manager at Aycliffe Secure Centre on 03000 263018 or email

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th, 25th September and the 3rd October 2018

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:

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.