Residential Care Officer - Level 1

The Beacon is a newly built Residential Home providing full time care for young people. At The Beacon you will have the opportunity to join an expanding team in our home. We’re looking for creative, empathetic and resilient carers to join our Residential Care team as Residential Care Officers providing excellent care for children with disabilities. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities and who can present with challenging behaviour.

Now is an exciting time to become part of our team in Grantham.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Location(s)
Grantham
Service Area
The Beacon
Grade
G5: 20,344 - 22,911
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Child Workforce with child barred list
Interviews
04/11/2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Closing Date
27/10/2019
Job Reference
9724
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The Beacon (9-18 years)

Location: Grantham

Salary: £20,344 - £22,911

Hours: 37 (Relief will be considered). Residential Care Officers are required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and a shift pattern is worked, including bank holidays and weekends. Waking night duty shifts are integral to the shift pattern.

Create magical moments

At Lincolnshire County Council, we believe every child has the right to outstanding care. It’s why our devoted carers find creative ways to help children and young people with a range of complex disabilities, medical conditions and behavioural problems to learn, grow and flourish. Whether our carers are helping a child or young person to process the information around them or dealing with challenging behaviour, they embrace the emotional and physical demands of our work with readiness and courage – so much so, we’ve been recognised by Ofsted for our exceptional standards of short and long term residential care. Together, we’re working tirelessly to help children and young people across our children’s homes to find their voice, but we know there’s much more we can do. Join us at the forefront of innovation and help us lead the way.

Be part of their unique journey

We’re looking for creative, empathetic and resilient carers to join our Residential Care team as Residential Care Officers. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities and who can present with challenging behaviour. As an important member of our team, you’ll:

  • Provide residential care for children and young people
  • Work closely and consistently to promote the wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities
  • Draft and adhere to specific care plans
  • Understand and meet the diverse needs of each and every child
  • Establish a trusting relationship with colleagues, parents, children and young people
  • Remain calm and show resilience when handling children and young people who display challenging behaviour 

Get ready for a rewarding career

Our devoted carers live by our core values: kindness, nurture, care, respect, empathy and compassion. When you join us as a Residential Care Officer, we’ll provide you with all the training you’ll need to do wonderful work and a robust development plan to help you achieve your goals – helping you to capture and understand the needs of each and every child. To apply, you’ll need to be:

  • Passionate about the care of children and young people
  • Good at managing risk
  • Committed to your own learning and development
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Emotionally resilient and hard-working
  • Willing to drive a minibus

If you’re dedicated, hard-working and passionate about the well-being of children, we’ll invest in you. In fact, we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve. That’s why we welcome and encourage applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

Previous applicants need not apply

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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