Residential Social Care Worker

26 August 2019
Full Time
The Big House, Church Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9QA
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£22,911 - £26,317 per annum

The Big House is an eight bedded home providing overnight short breaks for children and young peopole with significant learning disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. 

We are looking for inspirational individuals who have the right skills and knowledge to work with the most vulnerable service users, meeting their physical, emotional, health and personal care needs.  You need to be motivated, caring and committed to meeting the needs of the children and young people as well as having the ability and resilience to work in what can be a very physically and emotionally challenging environment. You need to have experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting or similar role. The role involves working shifts over 7 days a week including bank holidays. Morning shifts start at 7am to 2.30pm and the late shifts are 2pm to 9.30pm/10pm with occasional sleep in duties.

You will be required to hold key working responsibilities, building, maintaining and developing in depth care plans.  You will also be required to lead a team of staff ensuring all the children and young people's care plans are adhered to including the administration of medication. 

We offer

  • A full induction including enrolment on the Level 3 Apprenticeship, if you do not already hold a relevant qualification. 
  • Enhanced pay for shift work. 
  • Local Government pension scheme with a 6.5% employer contribution. 
  • Many other employee offers and benefits which come with working for Nottinghamshire County Council. 
  • Generous holiday entitlement above statutory requirements.   

We are a forward thinking, innovative home which prides itself in providing the best possible care for our children and young people ensuring they meet their full potential. 

We are proud of our staff team and you will receive regular supervision with a senior member of staff. There are exentsive training and development opportunities, which you must be prepared to fully commit too. 

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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