Residential Childcare Officer job in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

Residential Childcare Officer

  • Employer - Percy Hedley Foundation
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Residential
  • Location: - Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - £18,426 to £21,166 per annum
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Friday, 14 August 2020

Job Description

Who We Are

We make it easier for people with disabilities to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to difference. We do this through:

  • Specialist pre-school, primary, secondary and post 16 education services
  • A further education college and a wide variety of day services for adults
  • Residential services for all ages, transition and employability support and a range of training courses and workshops for parents and the professionals, who come to learn with us

Our Vision

We are an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative charitable business working in a person centred way to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families. We provide a range of high quality and seek out opportunities to inspire and support people with disabilities to achieve their ambitions. We believe that working together as one Foundation we achieve more than individual services would achieve alone. Our influence will be regional, national & international.

This Role

We believe that our staff are one of our most valuable assets in ensuring that every child in our care is happy and healthy.

We have an excellent reputation for providing bespoke packages of care to children and young people 6 to 19 years. You have a fantastic opportunity to join the team!

We are particularly keen to invite applications from those with experience of working with young people with various complex learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties. A Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care is preferred but not essential. 

A flexible working approach is essential as the post will include working evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Please note: due to Ofsted regulations it is a genuine occupational requirement that applicants are aged 21 or over.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

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Are you a compassionate, caring team player who is committed to making a difference?  If so, we want to hear from you!

We believe that our staff are one of our most valuable assets in ensuring that every child in our care is happy and healthy.

Based in Jesmond, we are a growing children's residential and short break service.  We are looking to expand our fantastic team to support children to have meaningful and fulfilled lives, by helping them to develop the confidence and skills required to enhance independent living.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Increased annual leave allowance (up to 27 days) after 5 years of service
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Excellent in house and external training opportunities
  • Development and progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Access to a rewards scheme designed to save you money on shopping. Includes specially arranged discounts, savings and cashback opportunities with a huge list retailers
  • Pension and life assurance schemes
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Access to a range of wellbeing services

We have an excellent reputation for providing bespoke packages of care to children and young people 6 to 19 years. You have a fantastic opportunity to join the team!

We are particularly keen to invite applications from those with experience of working with young people with various complex learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties.  You must have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for Residential Child Care.

A flexible working approach is essential as the post will include working evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

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Please note: due to Ofsted regulations it is a genuine occupational requirement that applicants are aged 21 or over.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure

Contact information

Please apply online at: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/percyhedley/vms/e/careers/search/new

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How to apply

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