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DATE ADDED: Thu 01/11/2018

Residential Care Officer Level 1 - Strut House

lincoln, UK
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COMPANY: LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

JOB TYPE: Permanent

Strut House is a Short Break home in Lincoln providing care for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years with a range of disabilities.

Children with Disabilities Home (5-18 years)

Location: Lincoln

Salary: £13,579 - £15,754 (pro rata salary)

Hours: 30 hours a week

About the role

We’re looking for creative, empathetic and resilient carers to join our Residential Care team as Residential Care Officers providing excellent care for children with disabilities. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities or challenging behaviour to experience life. 

Successful candidates will work towards completing a Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma, some of which will have to be done in your own time and within 2 years from commencing work in any Children's home.

Residential Care Officers are required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and a shift pattern is worked, including bank holidays and weekends. Waking night duty shifts are integral to the shift pattern.

About you

You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities or challenging behaviour to experience life. As an important member of our team, you’ll:

  • Provide residential care for children and young people
  • Work closely and consistently to promote the wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities
  • Draft and adhere to specific care plans
  • Understand and meet the diverse needs of each and every child
  • Establish a trusting relationship with colleagues, parents, children and young people
  • Remain calm and show resilience when handling children and young people who display challenging behaviour

Our devoted carers live by our core values: kindness, nurture, care, respect, empathy and compassion. When you join us as a Residential Care Officer, we’ll provide you with all the training you’ll need to do wonderful work and a robust development plan to help you achieve your goals – helping you to capture and understand the needs of each and every child.

All applicants must be computer literate and it is desirable you have knowledge and/or experience of the caring profession.

About us

At Lincolnshire County Council, we believe every child has the right to outstanding care. It’s why our devoted carers find creative ways to help children and young people with a range of complex disabilities, medical conditions and behavioural problems to learn, grow and flourish. Whether our carers are helping a child or young person to process the information around them or dealing with challenging behaviour, they embrace the emotional and physical demands of our work with readiness and courage – so much so, we’ve been recognised by Ofsted for our exceptional standards of short and long term residential care. Together, we’re working tirelessly to help children and young people across our children’s homes to find their voice, but we know there’s much more we can do. Join us at the forefront of innovation and help us lead the way.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary – sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Maggie Nowland on 01522522704.

To apply for this role online, please click the 'apply' button.

We anticipate interviews will take place week commencing 10th December.

In accordance with Ofsted requirements, all applicants must supply two references and provide full employment history and evidence to verify their eligibility to work in the UK. It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for you leaving that employment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 


Role: Residential Care Officer level 1 - Strut House
Job Type: Permanent
Location: lincoln, england, england

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