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Children's Residential Social Care Worker

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£26,446 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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

Reference:CA2201 

Closing date:22 August 2022 at midnight 






The starting salary is £26,446 (Level One) rising to £28,226 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

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…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver 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.

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 particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.


We have an exciting opportunity to offer talented individuals two Full Time positions working in a Children's Residential Home for disabled children and young people. Our team support children and young people with disabilities and complex health needs within a long term residential home. As a Children's Residential Social Care Worker you will have the opportunity to access a wealth of training in order to develop your skills and work as part of a supportive team to deliver the best services possible to the young people we support. The role offers the opportunity to become an important part of young people's lives and enable them to achieve their aspirations. As their carer, you will support young people in all aspects of their daily lives to develop their independence, social skills and to support their behavioural and emotional well-being. You will also be support young people with a variety fun and exciting activities and holidays.

Applicants should demonstrate their skills and experience of the Person Specification in the Personal Statement of the application.


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • To ensure that the physical, emotional and identified primary care needs of children are met through the development and maintenance of a supportive and caring environment.

 

  • To establish positive relationships with the children, assessing needs and working jointly in preparation, implementation, delivery and revision of care plans/Pathway Plans.

 

  • To work to ensure that needs arising from autism and or learning disabilities are identified and strategies put in place to meet or support those needs.

 

  • To communicate effectively with children and young people who have communication impairments arising from disability.

 

  • To keep abreast of developments within the field of autism and learning disability and to reflect these developments to ensure best practice.

 

  • To work to provide a positive, welcoming and stimulating environment for the children, their families and friends, including carrying out domestic duties as per a family home or independent accommodation, when required.

 

  • To refer to the appropriate manager, immediately upon any suspicion, evidence or allegation of any concern, especially in relation to incidents of violence or child protection issues, in accordance with Child Protection procedures and Departmental Policy Guides.

 

  • To contribute to all Home recording procedures, with particular reference to the maintenance of casework files.  To assist the Registered Manager in the production of reports and correspondence to a high professional standard as required.

 

  • To work on specifically designated tasks or projects (as delegated and as appropriate to grading and experience) which contribute to the development of the Home, as requested by Registered Manager.

 

  • The service operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, therefore it is a requirement of the post that you are willing to work on a rota basis and undertake sleeping in duties

 

  • To hold or complete the level 3. Diploma in Children’s Residential Childcare or equivalent within 2 years of appointment

 

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

For informal enquiries please contact 

YvonneParr/ShelleyEdwards 

Email: yvonne.parr@nottinghamcity.gov.uk/shelley.edwards@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Useful information for Applicants

This post is subject to a DBS enhanced check with a barred list check.

References will be sought prior to intervew for safeguarding purposes.

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, 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.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home
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…

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver 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.

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 particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.


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