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Residential Care Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/10/2020 23:59
£23,080-£25,481 Pro rata
£2,330 Secure Unit allowance per annum (pro rata) and enhancements for Sunday and Bank Holiday working
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home, Emersons Green
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Residential Care Officer – Part time

Salary Band: £23,080-£25,481 per annum pro rata, plus Secure Unit allowance of £2,330 per annum pro rata and enhancements for Sunday and Bank Holiday working

Working Pattern: Permanent / Average of 18.5 hours per week, following a designated shift pattern working between the hours of 7.30am – 10.30pm, alternate weekends and some shifts may be on bank holidays.

Location: Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home, Emersons Green

How you’ll make a difference

Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home offers young people a safe, caring environment, where they will experience quality care, education, vocational and life skills training. Your part in the programme will be to help young people develop the values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction that will enable them to return to the community on a more positive and purposeful way.

What will you be doing?

You will provide on-going care, supervision and control of young people resident within the Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home within the framework of the regulations, which govern secure accommodation.

You will oversee all aspects of security and ensure procedures, routines and recording functions are carried out and to work effectively as part of a team and follow operational instructions which ensure the smooth running of the facility.

You will contribute to the protection of young people from abuse including bullying and intimidation by others.

You will contribute to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of individual resident’s programmes and maintain appropriate records.

You will establish good, professional relationships with young people who display high risk and often challenging behaviour and to model pro-social behaviour.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.

What we need from you:

You will be qualified in, or willing to completing Level 3 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), demonstrating your ability to work to a satisfactory written standard in order to achieve this mandatory qualification within an agreed timescale.

You will possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in order to record and communicate essential information. This will include the use of basic computer packages such as MS Word and MS Excel.

You will have an understanding of the demands of working with young people who may have complex needs and to be able to deal with these in a non-judgmental manner.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: 25th October 2020
Interview Date: Week Commencing 2nd November 2020

For an informal discussion once you have read the Job Summary, please contact the Duty Manager on 0117 970 2286.

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