We provide residential care for over-nights short breaks for children with disabilities as well as day care. The type of work varies and involves working shifts covering a 24/7 rota including weekends and bank holidays. Staff work 26 weekends per year. Weekend working, Bank Holiday, Sleep in and Night Working Allowances are also paid where worked.
You will be expected to deliver a high standard of care in line with children homes regulations to children who may have a combination of complex health needs, learning disability, autism and complex behaviour support needs. You should have knowledge of the needs of disabled children and their families and have had previous experience of working in a regulated child care setting or similar environment.
Confidence, Professionalism, sensitivity (supporting with personal care), willingness to learn, empathy and a desire to help children achieve their full potential are key alongside a good sense of fun, energy and being a strong team player. A good working knowledge of care standards and the Ofsted inspection framework that govern the service we provide are also vital. Experience of working with children and young people is key and if you can demonstrate how you meet the high standards in the job description then please apply.
We need people who are skilled at being able to engage and form positive relationships with children from 5 to 18 year old, who have varied communication and emotional needs and/or complex health needs, and may present behaviour that is a challenge to the service.
Comprehensive training will be provided and will form part of a support package that includes regular professional supervision. You will receive support from a dedicated team of professionals who have extensive experience, skills and knowledge in this field.
It is required by Ofsted that you hold or are willing to work towards an occupational qualification at level 3 (Diploma) working with children.
If you would like further information please contact Carol Jagger, Registered Manager on 01609 535428.
Closing date: Sunday 3rd October 2021
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We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.
Interviews will be held face to face with social distancing.
Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.
NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.