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Children's Residential Social Care Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , per year - 1929.9 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Nottingham City Council, Children's Homes, Nottingham, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE , NG5 5SP 


Closing date:24 January 2020 at midnight 

2X full time posts
1x temporary post (Maternity cover)
Starting salary is £21,589+ enhancements and sleep in payment, rising to £22,9111 on first year anniversary subject to completion of probation period.
There is a 10% market supplement pay increase on the salary in which this is reviewed annually.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for 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 recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also 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 home places where each child and young person is able to contribute positively to their environment and development important skills that will equip them for adult life. As a children's residential care worker you will work as part of an energetic team, but also be prepared to lone work with young people; proving 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’s Acts 1989 and 2000, Leaving Care Act 2000 and Criminal Justice Act 1994
  • An understanding of the social, cultural, physical and emotional needs of the 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 to work. It will also include planning for young people into independence.
  • Motivated to work with children who demonstrate to challenging behaviour in a residential setting.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Dino Labbate: Tel: 0115 915 9173 Email:    
Useful information for Applicants:

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Please ensure you read our terms and conditions information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
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 of 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, 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.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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