Residential Care Officer - Days
For appointment at Grade 7 (£22,462 - £23,836 for 37 hours), Residential Care Officer candidates must be in possession of a Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare. In the absence of the required qualification candidates will be appointed at Grade 6, trainee Residential Care Officer.
We have a number of positions available in Dewsbury, Mirfield, Heckmondwike and Huddersfield. Please specify in your application which position you are applying for.
We are currently looking to appoint Residential Care Officers in our various childrens homes throughout Kirklees. Some of these involve working with children and young people with disabilities and will involve the every day care and support of the children- a willingness to engage in personal care is essential.
In Kirklees we want the best for our children and young people, we are looking for staff who share our aspirations.
Working with children and young people can be rewarding, with no two days being the same. Our children’s homes provide a high standard of care and support. We are looking for new staff who are passionate about supporting and enabling young people to have positive experiences and reach their full potential.
This role will include:
- Supporting a child/young person with school work
- Transporting a child/young person to contact and supervising contact
- Taking a child/young person out to an activity or shopping
- Talking to a young person about their day/week – celebrating success or discussing challenges they are facing
- Looking for a child/young person who is missing
You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced members of staff and be part of a wider team. You will also be provided with learning and development opportunities to increase your knowledge and skills.
Requirements for this job:
- Experience or an interest in working with children and young people to support them to achieve and thrive.
- An understanding of the issues faced by children and young people and how life experiences can impact on their social and emotional development well-being
- Candidates should be enthusiastic and creative people who are able to work effectively as part of a team, or use their own initiative when required within the policies, procedures and guidelines. You will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills, basic IT skills and produce clear legible reports.
- Day shifts can be between 7am and 10pm
- You will participate in a shift pattern rota which may include sleep-ins, weekend working and bank holidays/religious celebration days.
If you are interested and wish to find out more about what it’s like to work in a Kirklees children’s home, please contact Ben Lancaster (mainstream) or Jon Peaker (disability services) on 01484 221000
In order to be shortlisted for this job please fill in the Application Form. CVs will not be accepted.
31 December 2020, 11:55 PM
This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.