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Residential Childcare Officer, 37 hpw (Solo Children’s Residential Provision)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
08/12/2023
Advert End Date:
12/04/2024 12:00
Salary:
£26,421 pa (plus enhancements, sleep in allowances)
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
255893
Employment Location:
Solo Children’s Residential Provision, South Tyneside. East Boldon
Post Number:
CF19423
Number of posts:
7
Closing date:
12 Apr
Further Information
Residential Childcare Officer, 37 hpw
(Solo Children’s Residential Provision, South Tyneside)
£26,421 pa (plus enhancements, sleep in allowances)
 
Permanent

 
A fantastic opportunity awaits the right person who:
  • Can make a difference to a child’s life.
  • Can support and care for a child with disabilities.
  • Can work as part of a team to deliver high quality care. 

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 excited to expand our Residential offer with the development of a one bed children’s home for a young person with disabilities.  The young person has very complex needs and requires support for many aspects of daily life. The young person has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder with ADHD tendencies and associated learning disability.
 
As a Children’s Residential Childcare Officer, you and your colleagues will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality children’s residential provision including working directly with a child and their family as identified within the Care Plan and in line with the principles of the service and under direction from the Registered Manager or Deputy Manager.  The residential care staff are an integral part of the Care Team and will work alongside other professionals to support a child, and their family 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 care and support to one child ensuring they can be safely cared for and supported.
 
As part of the role, you will be required to assist the Registered Manager or deputy in the day-to-day care of one young person, with a disability, who are in receipt of residential care in accordance with the values and principles of the residential care service. As a Children’s Residential Care Worker, you will undertake key working duties in line with the principles of the Service.
 
A flexible approach to work is required to ensure necessary cover for the service, which includes regular evening work, weekend work and bank holidays which will be inclusive of sleep-ins.
 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Darren Bird, Operations Manager on (0191) 424 6446.
 
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.
 
Please note that if you apply for this role, all communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, please ensure you check your junk mail.
 
**Please note:  The Closing date has been extended further to Noon, 12 April 2024.
 
Interviews are to take place on an on-going basis.