Senior Residential Care Officers - INTERNAL

Kirklees
Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Children Services
Senior Residential Care Officer
37
North Kirklees
Permanent
Grade 8

£24,799 - £26,317

+ 7% enhancement for working over a 7 day rota

This job is internally restricted. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council. 

We are looking to appoint a Senior Residential Care Officer into one of Residential Children's Homes. 

The home provides accommodation to young people with complex needs between the ages of seven and seventeen on admission.

Each young person has an identified package of care; it will be your role to ensure that you support the implementation of the plan on a day to day basis and to ensure that young people are actively involved in developing their care plan. You will be expected to work in a multidisciplinary manner, working closely with a range of professionals, to support young people’s emotional, social, and physical needs.

Day to day care provided varies greatly and very much depends on individual care plans, and will include include support in daily living, for example, domestic chores, food preparation, and budgeting.

You will have the skills and ability to lead and motivate a team, taking responsibility for day to day decision making and role modelling good practice.

You will need to maintain case files and undertake routine administrative duties including daily recording and handling petty cash.


It is important that you are approachable and accessible to young people, and act as a positive role model to provide advice, guidance and support as necessary. You will provide care and support within set guidelines including behaviour management strategies that establish routines and boundaries.

As a Senior Residential Care Officer you will have in-depth knowledge of the Children’s Home Regulations including the Quality Standards. You will also be expected to have knowledge of the various resources available within Kirklees to support improved outcomes for young people.

If you would like any further information, or to discuss the role, please contact Kat Medina-Hamilton, Residential Manager, on 01924 454380.

30 September 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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