Lincolnshire County Council is looking for experienced, creative and curious individuals to join our Residential Care team as a Residential Care Officer Level 1 in Spalding. We're looking for people who are passionate about care, want to be part of better and are deeply committed to helping young people across the county to achieve independence.
Working as a Residential Care Officer you will join an established and experienced care team in the mentoring of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour. Our Care officers are expected to create a safe and nurturing environment for the young people.
The role is to encourage and enable children to achieve their maximum potential whilst respecting the rights of the child and enable them to assume responsibility for their actions commensurate with their age, ability and aptitude.
You will have the ability to engage with children and young people to enable them to develop new skills, improve their social skills and life choices, whilst modelling constructive social behaviour and setting boundaries.
This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis where you will work a shift pattern. This involves working through the week and weekends (including sleep-ins). Relief working will also be considered.
What you'll need to succeed;
Enthusiasm; we love what we do we want you to as well.
Resilience; we are sometimes faced with challenging situations and you will need to bounce back quickly.
Innovation; we offer activities can you think of any new ones?
Flexibility; the home is open every day of the year; sometimes shifts are changed to accommodate the needs of the home. We react and adapt to change on a daily basis.
Team ethics; we are a team and succeed together through supporting one another.
We are a small, diverse, friendly team who are passionate about our role and dedicated to the young people we work with. We would like to invite you to join our growing team in a role that provides variety and challenge, where no two days are the same. We will help you learn new skills, encourage your development and work with your to reach your potential…all within a friendly and welcoming environment.
The authority is one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here. We care about our staff, It's important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.
We are offering a competitive salary of £20,344 - £22,911, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.
If all this sounds like the role for you, then please click apply, but read through the full Job Description first, to help you do the best application possible. If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Debbie Moger a call on 01522 555 134.
Applications Close on 24/05/2020 and interviews will be held W/C 01/06/2020
Best of luck with your application!
In accordance with Ofsted requirements, all applicants must supply two references and provide full employment history and evidence to verify their eligibility to work in the UK. It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for you leaving that employment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.