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Senior Residential Social Services Officer - Beechside Residential Unit

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 1021
  • Published: Fri 12/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Portsmouth

Job details:

Salary: £24,148 - £27,852 p.a plus 17% shift allowance

Hours: 37.00 hours per week to include shift and weekend working

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 31^st May 2023

Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth is a vibrant university city, with a rich maritime history on the South coast enjoying excellent transport links to the rest of the country.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the city that works to improve outcomes for children.  

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

The Service:

Beechside Residential Unit offers a comprehensive short break care service to children and young people aged between 5-18 years who have a severe physical and or learning disability.

As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.

What is the role?

To be responsible for the day to day interaction and care of up to three young people with a range of complex needs. You will work alongside the young people by helping them to achieve their specific individual needs and improving their future outcomes. You will be expected to apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures and guidance relating to residential childcare.

To have a lead role in relation to Ofsted inspections and action planning.

To work alongside other professionals such as social workers, CAMHS, Youth Offending Team, schools to provide a consistent team approach to manage care & risk and attend meetings with young people or represent the team at meetings.

What you will need to succeed:

As well as having good knowledge and experience of working in a residential unit you will be able to manage challenging and difficult/stressful situations calmly and assertively.

Hold a NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in care and be prepared undertake training to achieve NVQ Level 4.

Have knowledge of The Children's Home Regulations 2015, and knowledge of the Ofsted SCCIF.

Please read the job profile for the full details of this role  

What you'll get in return

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • Generous annual leave (27 days per year rising to 31, pro rata for part time hours) with the potential to purchase additional leave.
  • A fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships.
  • Extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Discount on travel, travel loans and the bike loan scheme
  • Discounts on a wide range of goods and services – access a range of discounts and offers from thousands of restaurants, shops and more.

Staff rewards: https://careers.portsmouth.gov.uk/working-for-the-council/

Additional Information:

The full job profile is attached here

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Ellie Phillips - Deputy Manager Ellie.phillips@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Application process:

We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society.

How to complete your application, https://careers.portsmouth.gov.uk/how-to-apply/

Remember to demonstrate why you are suitable against each of the points described in the 'Who is the Person' points on the Job Profile using examples from your experience or transferable skills. This might be through qualifications or descriptive examples from your work / personal experience, which clearly illustrates what you did and the effect it had.

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their ability to use good examples that meet the criteria of this role.

Please ensure you provide your full education history from secondary school, include name/address of establishment, details of relevant qualifications & awarding body.

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 1021
  • Published: Fri 12/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Portsmouth

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