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Residential Worker – full time - permanent

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/11/2019 23:59
Grade 7 £22,911 - £26,317 pro-rata to hours worked if applicable
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Newton Aycliffe, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
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Closing date:
17 Nov

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Secure Services - Aycliffe Secure Team

A full-time permanent Residential Worker is required to work at Aycliffe Secure Centre.

Aycliffe Secure Centre is the largest secure children’s home nationally and provides for up to 38 young people who are admitted via the Youth Custody Service and family court process (under Welfare Orders). The state of the art building includes 5 separate houses, a school, leisure and social areas as well as facilities for office and maintenance staff.

Working at Aycliffe Secure Centre requires an absolute passion and drive to ensure the care and safety of young people is delivered to the highest possible standard. The centre provides a national resource for young people who require exceptional services, safe care and nurture in order to support them with their extremely complex needs and help them to move back into their community and have successful futures.

Recently judged as Outstanding in all areas, Ofsted’s report states: “The children’s home provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the children’s home contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people who need help, protection and care.”

We are looking for exceptional people to come and join our outstanding team, working to change the lives of young people in our care. Do you believe that you have the qualities it takes to make a difference? We are looking for permanent Residential Workers to care for and co-ordinate the activities of young people on a day to day basis, so that exceptional outcomes are achieved in respect of the quality care standards.

The post holder 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.

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

Required 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 commencement.

Also, a commitment towards undertaking and maintaining required training standards in accordance with the updated career pathway.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Andrew Moss, 03000 265988.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 9 December 2019 with an open day for shortlisted candidates scheduled for week commencing 25 November 2019.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

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.

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