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Children's Residential Social Care Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , per year - 1929.29 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House , Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:30 November 2020 at midnight 

Starting salary will be Grade F from November 2020. Starting Salary £25,991 rising to £27,741 after 1 year subject to completion of probation period. There are also enhancements for sleep-in's and bank holidays.
Nottingham City Council provides residential care for children and young people from 10 to 18 years old. We have 12 homes including semi-independent houses based around the city. Our aim is to make our homes places where each child and young person is able to contribute positively to their environment and develop important skills that will equip them for adult life. As a children's residential social care worker you will work as part of an energetic team, but also be prepared to lone work with young people; providing around the clock care and supervision to children and young people in a children's home or semi-independent house with the support of the home management team. If you are passionate about supporting children and young people in care and feel you could find ways to help children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, this maybe the role for you!   
To apply for this role we would like you to respond to the following items taken from the personal specification for this role for your personal statement.    
Awareness of the principles behind the Children Acts 1989 and 2000, Leaving Care Act 2000 and Criminal Justice Act 1994 An understanding of the social, cultural, physical and emotional needs of children, especially those with challenging behaviour.
Awareness of safeguarding processes and relevant safety issues. Ability to motivate individual or groups of children through social and leisure activities, towards developing personal and social skills. Ability to contribute to the assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of individual care programmes for children in key-working or co-working capacity. This will include working with families where there is a plan for a young person to return home. It will also include planning for young people into independence. Motivated to work with children who demonstrate challenging behaviour in a residential setting.     
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.   
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.    
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.                                                         
For informal enquiries please contact Stacey Dixon. Tel: 0115 9157607 Email:     
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.     
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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