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Residential Care Officer Level 1 - Gainsborough

We currently have the following positions available at Northolme:

2 x Residential Care Officer level 1

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 Relief Residential Care Officer. The home is in Gainsborough, it is a long term Children's Home which provides care for children and young people between the ages of 10 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
  • Understand and cater to the needs of each and every child
  • Establish a trusting relationship and act as a role model
  • Help children from all walks of life to re-join their community
  • Guide and support children as they work toward building a better life


Social Care
Job Category
Children's Residential Homes
General Location
21,153- 23,791
DN21 2JB
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Closing Date
Job Reference

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. 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 naturally curious

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. All applicants must be computer literate and it is desirable to have knowledge and/or 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.

In accordance with Ofsted requirements, you must provide two references, a full employment history and evidence to verify your eligibility to work in the UK. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment

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 Gemma Benson on 01427 613232.


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.

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.