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Residential Child Care Officer

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc. 
Closing date
27 Feb 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Job Description

Salary range: £27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc. 

Contract: Permanent  

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre

A rewarding Opportunity at the Short Break Centre

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.

The Post

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.

The Person

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: 3 February 2022 (23:00)

Additional Information 

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 recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Job Description

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

Company

What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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