Residential Care Officer Level 1 - Albion Street

We require Residential Care Officer Level 1's to join our team as positive role models who can interact with young people on multiple levels and empower them to make positive life changes.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Location(s)
Service Area
Regulated (South and Adoption)
G5: 20,344 - 22,911
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Child Workforce with child barred list
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
37 hours
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Closing Date
Job Reference

About the role

Working as a Residential Care Officer Level 1 you will join an established and experienced care team in the mentoring of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour. Our Care officers are expected to create a safe and nurturing environment for the young people.

The role is to encourage and enable children to achieve their maximum potential whilst respecting the rights of the child and enable them to assume responsibility for their actions commensurate with their age, ability and aptitude.

As a Residential Care Officer you'll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children across the county to achieve beneficial outcomes. You will have the ability to engage with children and young people to enable them to develop new skills, improve their social skills and life changes, whilst modelling constructive social behaviour and setting boundaries.

This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis where you will work a shift pattern. This involves working a 7 day period (including sleep-ins). Relief working will also be considered.

About the home

67 Albion Street, located on the edge of Spalding, provides care and accommodation for 6 young people with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties between the ages of 10 years and 17 years.

Rated "Good" by Ofsted, where possible, we aim to achieve family reunification, or alternatively we work towards other preferred choices which may be to remain at 67 Albion Street, foster care, independent living, supported lodgings, or specialised residential care. 

About you

We are looking for someone who is

  • Passionate about the care of children and young people, you will be able to create an environment where children can feel safe, nurtured and at home.
  • Emotionally resilient and naturally curious as the duties you carry out can have life-changing results.
  • Able to engage with children and young people to enable them to develop new skills, improve their social skills and life changes, whilst modelling constructive social behaviour and setting boundaries.
  • Willing to undertake a QCF.
  • Computer literate to a basic level and will have knowledge and/or experience of the caring profession and able to work with challenging behaviour in a residential setting. 

About us

Our devoted carers live by our core values: kindness, nurture, care, respect, empathy and compassion. When you join us as a Residential Care Officer, you can enjoy generous annual leave and an excellent pension scheme along with exciting learning and development plans to help you achieve your goals.

We are one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.

Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move.

In accordance with Ofsted requirements, all applicants must supply two references and provide full employment history and evidence to verify their eligibility to work in the UK. It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for you leaving that employment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Christine Riley or Debbie Moger on 01522555134.

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.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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