Hours of work: by agreement
Working pattern: casual
Closing date: This vacancy will remain open, and regular shortlisting will take place.
In addition to pro-rata basic salary staff receive additional payments for working overnight sleep-in shifts.
For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Carty – Assistant Homes Manager on 01323 466 270.
About the role
An opportunity has arisen for Relief Residential Childcare Workers to work in children's homes across the county; based in Seaford, Eastbourne, Hailsham, and St Leonards.
Children in care are some of the most vulnerable in the community and looking after them is one of our most important responsibilities. We need people who are able to deliver high quality care, to meet the physical, emotional, health and social needs of children and young people in our homes.
If you are passionate and committed to working with adolescent children, want to help them reach their full potential, develop and maximise their opportunities; then we would like to hear from you. You will have had experience of working directly with children and can demonstrate a good understanding of child care and child development. Our looked after children can often be challenging and will require a professionally nurturing approach. You will need to be committed, adaptable to children's needs and go the extra mile. We want you to make a real difference in their lives.
We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate all of the above, have good communication skills, the ability to listen to children, act on their behalf, as well as being flexible enough to be part of the larger team around the child.
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You will work alongside full time qualified staff. The post includes shift work, weekend working and sleep-in duties (additional payments for sleep-ins will apply).
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Note this post is exempt from the limitations of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all instances of previous cautions and convictions will need to be disclosed in any application.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.