Residential Childcare Officer(s) (Assessment Centre)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
03/05/2024 12:00
£26,421 pa (plus Enhancements & Allowances)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Assessment Centre, South Shields
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 May
Further Information
Residential Childcare Officer
(Assessment Centre, South Tyneside)
£26,421 pa (plus Enhancements & Allowances)

This a ‘Brand New’ unique opportunity for people who love to work with children and young people.
South Tyneside have invested in a purpose built 2 bedroomed children home.
Are you looking for a rewarding career?

Do you want to get that work/life balance right?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the children in our care?
Do you have the skills and experience to care for up to 2 children (8-17 years) in a residential children’s home. This is unique opportunity for the right person, as the children would live in the home for up to 12 weeks whilst assessments are completed to determine their longer-term needs.
You will build relationships with lots of children and young people due to this new challenging job role. No two days will be the same, the home will require an energic and creative individual who will bring fun and laughter as well as safety and security. This will be a fast paced and exciting environment, so energy and initiative are vital.
You will be involved in all aspects of the lives of children and young people who live in the home. Some of the daily tasks will include:
  • Transporting to school, college or appointments
  • Making the home clean, warm and cosy Cooking meals and encouraging participation in local activities and hobbies
  • Updating records, care plans and risk assessments 

You will be an integral member of the child / young persons care team and will need to have excellent communication skills.
Our service promotes relationship-based practice that is child-centred, and trauma informed.
You will adopt an aspirational approach to support and develop the Children’s Homes Service to achieve its vision of providing high quality care and support to children, young people and their families as detailed in the Children’s Homes Statement of Purpose.
About You:
  • You will have a Level 3 or 4 Qualification (or equivalent) in Children and Young People (or willingness to undertake).
  • You have previous experience of direct work with Children and Young People and their families, but not essential.
  • You can demonstrate an ability to place the Child or Young Person and family at the centre of all practice and decision making.
  • You can undertake shift work, including Sleep-Ins, weekends, and Bank Holidays.
  • Experience of working in a Children’s Residential setting is desirable, but not essential.
  • You will benefit from a package of support and personal and professional development opportunities. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Laura Brennan, Registered Home Manager on (0191) 5363525, Laura.Brennanwhiteleasway@southtyneside.gov.uk
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.
Closing date: This has been extended further to Noon, 3 May 2024.
Shortlisting and Interviews will take place on an on-going basis.