Night Child Care Officer
Salary range: £22,506 -£24,510 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre
Would you like to join an Outstanding Service?
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre is a centre of excellence in Brent for children and young people aged up to eighteen, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. We offer these children opportunities to have an enjoyable short break and new experiences to make a positive difference to their lives.
Our first class modern facilities go a long way towards transforming their quality of life for children with disabilities and in turn giving families a chance for a valuable short break. This is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to maintaining our Ofsted Outstanding status and embrace the strong focus on delivering positive outcomes young people.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in ensuring that the young people's needs are met during the night according to their short break plans and ensure that the young people's aspirations and aims are achieved to give them the best possible experience during their short break.
Key responsibilities will include night time monitoring and care, and the implementation of the best practice in line with the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 quality standards and key worker duties. The successful candidate will be working to ensure that performance is in line with departmental targets and practice outcomes achieve the priorities set for delivering short breaks for children with disabilities.
The role offers a rare opportunity to gain experience in seeing a young person's short break plan through to adult hood and be multi skilled. The team has close links with schools, health and social care professionals and is part of Inclusion Services. The role allows you to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Do you enjoy working with children and young people and making a difference to their lives?
Do you have a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or and equivalent qualification?
Are you a skilled, motivated and a dynamic, committed professional with experience of working with children with disabilities?
Do you have a positive 'can do' attitude?
Are you an effective communicator?
Your ability to understand the communication difficulties and hypersensitivities of children and young people with profound disabilities and autism and provide consistency, structure and a safe environment for children and young people to have positive experiences and enjoy their short break would give you great satisfaction and certainly help to shape the service delivery.
If so and you can live up to the challenges and rewards that come from delivering dedicated person centred active support services, focussing on outcomes, we would welcome your application.
To provide continuity of service to children and young people this role involves working unsociable hours waking night duties on a rota basis.
Closing Date: 16 December 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.