Children Education and Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Residential Care Officer
THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise
£28,371 - £31,099 per annum (Pay award pending)
37 hours per week including weekend working, shift work and sleep ins which attract allowances.
Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable young people? Are you motivated to provide high quality care and support to young people, especially those with the most complex and challenging needs? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?
If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!
We are looking for team members to join existing and new residential care teams, providing high quality care and support for vulnerable young people living our existing homes and our new multi building children’s home. Residential care staff will need to be able to care and support young people in care with a range of needs, including a young person who can present with complex needs and challenging behaviours due to adverse childhood experiences and neurodevelopmental conditions.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate, through their experience, that they are able to remain resilient in the face of extreme behaviours, such as verbal and physical aggression, and understand triggers and the impact that they have on emotional regulation.
Successful candidates will have experience of working with young people who have complex needs such as trauma, mental health difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders. They will be resourceful in dealing with the challenges of the role working to de-escalate situations and maintain a calm and productive environment. You will be able to establish relationships quickly, and work effectively as part of a team, towards agreed aims and objectives for the home and for the young person living there. You will strive to have clear understanding of needs of young people and their families, and be able to maintain excellent case records.
You will also have experience of medicines administration, and will be skilled in de-escalation techniques and physical interventions, although training will be provided on the approach used in Newcastle.
To succeed in this role you must be highly motivated, have good communication and IT skills Experience of residential care and a recognised social work qualification or NVQ level 3 is desirable and you will have to work shifts as part of a rota, including weekends and sleep ins as required for which generous allowances will be paid.
We will encourage you to be creative and progress your career and working with us you will receive:
• A dedicated 5-day induction
• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
• A range of flexible working options
• Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes
If you want to find out more about this role you can speak with Janette Brown, Placement Planning and Sufficiency Lead on 0191 211 6308 or Mary Marsh, Registered Manager on 0191 276 6647.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
30 May 2023
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