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Residential Care Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/07/2019 23:59
£13,212.16 - £17,781.75 PER ANNUM
Hours per week:
25 Hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
14 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Contract Details: 2 posts, Permanent

Contract Hours: 25 hours per week, including sleepovers.

The post holder works as part of a team covering a 24 hour service, 7 days a week; therefore some weekend work will be expected.

Interview Date: 22-07-19

Disclosure Details: The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and its Children's Homes workforce is committed to providing care to young people that is; a positive experience, offers stability in a safe and warm environment and allows young people every opportunity to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives.

Due to expansion to the already successful workforce within Stockton, we have the unique opportunity to recruit suitably experienced and qualified individuals to the post of Residential Care Officer for Stockton Borough Council's Children's Homes which are situated throughout the Borough. The candidate will also join an already successful Resource Team that is committed to developing and supporting its workforce and maintaining high standards within its Children's Homes.

We have an experienced and committed workforce and our staff retention is excellent. We strive to offer continuity and stability within our homes for both staff and the young people we care for. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their understanding of the benefits of authentic warmth, nurture and emotional resilience when working with children and young people.

Ongoing training relevant to the post will be available and support will be provided with regular structured supervision and appraisal.

We are seeking applications for this post from individuals who hold a Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce or equivalent and have worked in a Residential setting with young people who are Looked After.

It is essential that the successful applicant has the ability to work directly with young people who present with complex and challenging behaviour and be skilled in assessing risk, care planning and implementing and monitoring strategies and interventions that reduce risk and improve outcomes for young people.

The successful applicants will be responsible to the Registered Managers and assist in the efficient and effective running of the home and will be expected to be part of the homes rota that does include working shifts, weekends and undertaking sleepovers.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Glyn Armstrong, Registered Manager, on 01642 524791 or Angie Askins, Deputy Resource Team Manager on 01642 527700.

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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