Residential Social Care Officer
|Location:||St Davids Walk|
|Region:||North East England|
|Category:||Social Care – Children Service|
CHILDRENS & JOINT COMMISSIONING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
ST DAVID'S WALK CHILDREN'S HOME
RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL CARE OFFICER REF 107374
Band 7–9 £22,777 – £29,439 pa pro rata
33 hpw x 5 posts
Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that.
Children’s and Joint Commissioning Services have an exciting opportunity for a Residential Social Care Officer to join our experienced staff team at St David’s Children’s Residential Setting within Hartlepool. The home is a two bed setting and is judged as good by Ofsted. The aim of the home is to provide high quality care for children aged 11 – 18 years who may display some challenging behaviours and require a safe and caring environment to live in.
As a Residential Social Care Officer you will possess a passion for working with children and support them to develop skills enabling them to build a positive future. You will support children to access and participate in activities, trips and hobbies.
In addition you will be expected to display a strong team spirit, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work across internal departments and with external agencies.
Applicants must have
NVQ / QCF Level 3 Residential Childcare or equivalent, or a willingness to complete this qualification when in post.
Experience of working with children and young people
Previous experience of working in a supportive capacity to give practical assistance to children and their families
Previous experience of working in a supportive environment with children or adults
A positive attitude and ability to understand trauma informed practice
A willingness to work unsocial hours which will include early mornings, evenings, sleep overs, weekends and bank holidays.
Hartlepool Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check.
For an informal discussion contact Emma McHale, Resource Manager on 01429 284867 or Lindsay Cummins Registered Manager on 01429 282022
Closing date: 11th December 2022, Midnight
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