Residential Care Officer Level 1 - Eastgate

At Lincolnshire County Council, we believe every child has the right to outstanding care. It’s why we work hard to ensure our mainstream homes provide children and young people with a safe, nurturing environment where they can feel positive about their future.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Childrens Regulated
Job Location(s)
Sleaford
Grade
G5: 20,903 - 23,541
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Closing Date
09/11/2020
Job Reference
11361
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We’re looking for a creative, curious individual to join our Residential Care team at Eastgate as a Residential Care Officer Level 1. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children across the county to achieve positive outcomes.

We’ve been recognised by Ofsted for going above and beyond to provide the best levels of care, but we know there’s always more that we can achieve. Join us at the forefront of innovation and help us lead the way.

We’re looking for a creative, curious individual to join our Residential Care team as a Residential Care Officer. The home is in Sleaford, it is a long term Children's Home which provides care for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children across the county to achieve positive outcomes. As an important member of our team, you’ll create an environment where children can feel safe, nurtured and at home.

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 empower the children in your care to take leadership of their own lives.

Residential Care Officers are required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and a shift pattern is worked, including sleep in shifts, bank holidays and weekends. All applicants must be computer literate and it is desirable to have knowledge and experience of the caring profession. Successful candidates will be required to complete a Level 3 Children and Young People's Workforce Diploma.

If you’re dedicated, hard-working and passionate about achieving positive outcomes for 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.

We require inspiring people to be part of our team of residential care officers who create a safe, stimulating environment for children and young people. If you think all of the above is you then apply today.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Katie Sansom on 01529 300413

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

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 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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