Residential Care Officer Level 2 - The Beacon

Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for a Residential Care Officer Level 2 to join our team at The Beacon. The Beacon is an 11 bed Residential Children's Home in Grantham that provides full time care for young people.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Children's (Safeguarding)
Job Location(s)
G7: 25,991 - 28,672
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

Working as a Residential Care Officer you will join an established and experienced care team in the mentoring of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour. We’re looking for a creative, empathetic and resilient individual to join our team providing excellent care for children with disabilities.

The role:

  • Is to take responsibility for shift planning and lead Residential Care Officers in the care of children and young people ensuring the children feel safe and valued.
  • Includes direct care of young people as outlined in their individual Care Plans and involves undertaking personal care duties.

As a Residential Care Officer Level 2 you will provide supervision and appraisal to employees which include planning, allocation and checking of work, setting objectives, targets and timescales for day to day work, professional development, and service delivery.

Essential requirements:

  • Put people first; Maintain exceptional standards when providing direct care of children and young people
  • Achieve goals and objectives; Be keen to learn and have an ability to reflect upon practice in order to improve and enhance outcomes for young people and the service.
  • Knowledge; Be computer literate and be capable of producing and maintaining accurate records and reports.
  • Flexibility; Work within the whole range of the Home's operating hours, including weekends, bank holidays, waking night duty, sleep in duties.

The successful candidate will be innovative and creative and have the ability to engage with young people. You will enable them to experience a wide range of recreational activities and developmental opportunities both in the home and in the community.

We would like to invite you to join our growing team in a role that provides variety and challenge, where no two days are the same.   We will help you learn new skills, encourage your development and work with you to reach your potential ….. all within a friendly and welcoming environment.

The authority is one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here.  We care about our staff, it's important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.

We are offering a competitive salary of £25,991 - £28,672 along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact Gemma Hart by emailing


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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