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Children's Residential Social Care Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£21,589 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:LoxleyHouse, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 

Reference:CA1076 

Closing date:11 September 2019 at midnight 


The starting salary is £21,074 rising to £22,401 on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers)
 
There is a 10% market supplement pay increase on the salary in which this is reviewed annually. Pease ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working
 
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available fo r talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…  
 
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
 
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
 
Nottingham City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
 
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 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, in your personal statement:
 
- Awareness of the principles behind the Children’s Act 1989 and2000, Leaving Care Act 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 assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of individual care programmes for children in a key working capacity. This will include working with families where appropriate.
- Motivated to work with children who can display challenging behaviour
 
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
For informal enquiries please contact Emma Read, Tel: 0115 9151701 Email: emma.read@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
 
Useful information for Applicants

 
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check

 
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
 
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.

 
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.

 
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed
 
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.

 
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
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