Residential Child Care Officer
Provide exciting opportunities for Children and Young People
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 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 team leadership; overall responsibility of the service whilst shift leading, and the implementation of the best practice in line with the Children's Homes Regulations 2015 quality standards and key worker duties to deliver short breaks for children with disabilities.
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 and sleep-in duties
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.