Residential Child Care officer - Casual worker
Provide exciting opportunities for Children and Young People as a Casual worker
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.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in ensuring that the young people's needs are met according to their short break plans and ensure that all professionals and families work in harmony to 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 day to day implementation of the best practice in line with the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 quality standards, 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 an opportunity to gain experience in working with a team that sees a young person's short break plan through to adult hood.
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 to make a positive impact?
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, shift work.
Closing Date: 20 June 2019 (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 an ‘Enhanced Children's Barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.