Night Child Care Officer
Would you like to work for an outstanding service for children with disabilities?
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 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 young people's needs are met during the night according to their short break plans to ensure that their aspirations and aims are achieved to give them the best possible experience during their short break.
Key responsibilities will include night time monitoring, care and support, and the implementation of the best practice in line with the Children's Home Regulations 2015 quality standards and key worker duties.
To provide continuity of service to children and young people, this role involves working unsociable hours and waking night duties on a rota basis.
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 an equivalent qualification?
Are you a skilled, motivated and dynamic, committed professional with experience of working with children with disabilities?
Do you have a positive "can-do" attitude?
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.
Closing Date: 26 April 2021 (23:00)
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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on email@example.com
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.