Durham County Council

Senior Residential Worker (BB-7C2A5)

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Job Summary Contract Type: Permanent Working Pattern: Full time Advert Start Date: 18/03/2021 Advert End Date: 30/03/2021 23:59 Salary: Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum Hours per week: 37 Job Category: Social Care - Children Service Vacancy ID: 205052 Employment Location: An approved location, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council location as required. Post Number: CYPS/21/77A Number of posts: 1 Closing date: 30 Mar Further Information Children and Young Peoples ServiceChildren's Social CareResidential TeamPost: Senior Residential WorkerGrade: Grade 8, £25,991 - £29,577 per annumWe are looking for a excellent child centred practitioner who would like to join our newest Children’s Home’s team as a Senior Residential Worker. We are looking to fill 1 post on a full-time permanent basis. The role will involve working a range of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and sleep in duties.The team will be working initially with one young person with complex needs including autism, but in time there may be two young people living in the home.As a Senior Residential Worker you will work closely with the Children’s Homes Manager, and deputise in their absence. You will assist in the management, development, and delivery of care and support to the young people living in the home. You will provide operational leadership to the residential workers while on shift, ensuring the team are well supported and trained so that they can deliver continuity of care. To apply you should be 22 years old or above, be an experienced Residential Worker and be:•Child centred•Able to act as a positive role model for young people and the care team •Self-confident•Able to lead by example, influence and motivate others•Able to effectively engage with young people, team members and other professionals•Emotionally resilient•Reliable•Flexible in your approach to work•Knowledgeable about the Children’s Homes Regulations and Quality Standards•Commitment to continuous professional development •Physically fitAny knowledge, skills or experience working with young people who have experienced trauma and/or have autism would be beneficial, although training will be provided.If you are thinking about applying we strongly encourage you to come along to a briefing delivered through Microsoft Teams where you will find out more about the role, and have an opportunity to ask questions. The sessions available are:• 1pm – 2pm on Wednesday 24 March 2021• 5pm – 6pm on Friday 26 March 2021To book your place on a briefing please contact Louise Parkin by e-mail on or by telephone on 07391 391523. It is anticipated that interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams on 9 April 2021.Required qualifications:• GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English or a qualification that is equivalent or higher• A Level 3 qualification (or a qualification that is equivalent or higher) that relates to work with children and young people in social care in Social Care within 18 months of appointment.The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.Please note: this post is not open to job share.Previous applicants need not apply.Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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