The starting salary is £23,951 per annum for 36 hours per week based in Knaphill, Surrey.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
PLEASE NOTE: staff must either achieve or currently hold a Level 3 Social Care qualification or above / or be committed to complete same within 2 years of start date.
Woodlands can accommodate young people up to eighteen years of age; the legal requirement set out by the DFE requires that all staff need to be at least four years older than the oldest accommodated young person; therefore the minimum age for application for this position needs to be twenty-two years.
About the role
Woodlands looks after up to 4 young people aged between 10-17 years old on admission and provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people who have experienced challenging and traumatic life events. Woodlands offers you the opportunity to join a dedicated and energetic team that provides the best possible quality of personalised care for young people that meets each child's needs and promotes their welfare.
Through the process of building meaningful relationships with both the young people and staff; you will be part of a team that provides warmth, nurture and care for some of Surrey's most vulnerable children. This is a challenging and rewarding role that requires compassion, understanding, playfulness, and humour.
Woodlands will also give you the opportunity to work with a wider network of professionals in achieving 24-hour, child centred care and support for our young people and their families. We actively promote young people's rights and respect their individuality. We are committed to providing residential care as a positive choice, recognising that young people will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have different experiences and needs as a result of this.
We strive to support young people to understand the circumstances that have led to them being looked after and to help them make sense of their life journey. For these Residential Worker posts you will need to aspire to 'make a difference' and have a commitment to practice in a restorative way.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Allison Shaw on 01483 518939 or by e-mail at Allison.firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12.12.2019.
Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed.