Residential Care Officer - Level 1
Lincolnshire County Council
Grantham, GB
4d ago

Location : Grantham

Salary : £20,344 - £22,911

Hours : 37 (Relief will be considered). 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.

Waking night duty shifts are integral to the shift pattern.

Create magical moments

At Lincolnshire County Council, we believe every child has the right to outstanding care. It’s why our devoted carers find creative ways to help children and young people with a range of complex disabilities, medical conditions and behavioural problems to learn, grow and flourish.

Whether our carers are helping a child or young person to process the information around them or dealing with challenging behaviour, they embrace the emotional and physical demands of our work with readiness and courage so much so, we’ve been recognised by Ofsted for our exceptional standards of short and long term residential care.

Together, we’re working tirelessly to help children and young people across our children’s homes to find their voice, but we know there’s much more we can do.

Join us at the forefront of innovation and help us lead the way.

Be part of their unique journey

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

You’ll be passionate about care and deeply committed to helping children and young people with disabilities and who can present with challenging behaviour.

As an important member of our team, you’ll :

  • Provide residential care for children and young people
  • 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
  • Get ready for a rewarding career

    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.

    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 hard-working
  • Willing to drive a minibus
  • If you’re dedicated, hard-working and passionate about the well-being of 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.

    Previous applicants need not apply

    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 'Silver Medallist' 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.

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