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Senior Residential Worker

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/10/2021 23:59
Grade 8 £25,991 - £29,577
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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An approved team location
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Job details 

Closing date:
20 Oct

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Children and Young People’s Services
Residential Team
Senior Residential Worker x 2 posts - full time, permanent
Salary: Grade 8 £25,991 - £29,577
Job Location: West Rainton

We are looking for an excellent child centred practitioner who would like to join a well-established Children’s Home team as a Senior Residential Worker. We are looking to fill 2 posts on a full-time permanent basis. The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep in duties.

The team work with two young people who live in the home. As a Senior Residential Worker you will work closely with the Children’s Homes Manager, and deputise in their absence. You will support the Homes Manager in monitoring and fulfilling the Leadership and Management Standard, Health and Safety and Buildings Compliance. In addition to auditing child files and key documentation as well as producing key written reports and documents.

You will assist in the management, development, and delivery of care and support to the young people living in the home. You will provide operational leadership to the residential workers while on shift, ensuring the team are well supported and trained so that they can deliver continuity of care.

To apply you should be 22 years old or above, an experienced Residential Worker and be:
• Child centred
• Able to act as a positive role model for young people and the care team
• Self-confident
• Able to lead by example, influence and motivate others
• Able to effectively engage with young people, team members and other professionals
• Emotionally resilient
• Flexible in your approach to work
• Knowledgeable about the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards
• Committed to the continuous professional development of yourself and others
• Physically fit

It will also be beneficial for candidates to have:
• Knowledge, skills or experience working with young people who have experienced trauma
• Confidence using IT systems to record

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Emma Atkinson
by e-mail to Emma.Atkinson2@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that panel interviews will take place Wednesday 27th October 2021 and will be followed by a young person’s panel at a later date.

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

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 or 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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