Relief Residential Care Officer

Recruiter
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Boston
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We’re looking for creative, empathetic and resilient carers to join our Residential Care team as Relief Residential Care Officers.

Relief Residential Care Officer
G4: £18,319 - £19,819
G5: £19,819 - £22,401
Countywide
Sessional
Hours will be as and when required

Are you able to encourage and enable children and young people to achieve their maximum potential as well as supporting them in becoming more independent and responsible individuals? If so we would love to hear from you!

We’re looking for creative, empathetic and resilient carers to join our Residential Care team as Relief Residential Care Officers. You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities or challenging behaviour to experience life. As an important member of our team, you’ll:

• Provide residential care for children and young people which includes short breaks and overnight stays

• Work closely and consistently to promote the wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities

• Draft and adhere to specific care plans

• Understand and meet the diverse needs of each and every child

• Establish a trusting relationship with colleagues, parents, children and young people

• Remain calm and show resilience when handling children and young people who display challenging behaviour

All applicants must be computer literate to a basic level and will have knowledge and/or experience of the caring profession and able to work with aggressive and challenging behaviour.

You must have some knowledge or experience of the caring profession in a residential setting.

Our seven Residential Care Homes are based in the following locations:
Mainstream Children's Homes (ages 8-18 years) G4:

• 67 Albion Street, Spalding
• 91 Eastgate, Sleaford
• 33 Northolme, Gainsborough

Children with Disabilities Children's Homes (ages 5-18 years) G4:
• Strut House, Lincoln
• The Beacon, Grantham
• Haven Cottage, Boston

Our Lincolnshire Secure Unit (LSU) G5 in Sleaford gives the highest level of care and education for young people who are placed via the courts for Youth Justice or Welfare reasons.

Our care homes operate an all year round 24 hour care service; this includes night shifts and waking night duties.

Get ready for a rewarding career

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

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 capture and understand the needs of each and every child.

For an informal discussion please contact Victoria Byles on 01522 555441.

To apply for this role online please click the 'apply' button.