About the role
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people?
East Sussex County Council has an exciting opportunity within their residential provision for looked after children.
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.
Silver Birches is a five bedded children’s residential home and Hazel Lodge is a four bedded children's residential home based in St Leonards on Sea. The homes are an open group setting for children and young people with a variety of complex individual needs, who may have had challenging and adverse life experiences prior to coming to the home and require a level of support that may not be able to be offered in other care settings.
If you are passionate and committed to working with adolescent children, build supportive and meaningful relationships, 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.
We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate they 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.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interviews will take place face to face on 5th October 2023.
The successful candidates will work on a rota basis. The post includes shift work, weekend working and sleep-in duties (additional payments for sleep-ins will apply). Please note the basic salary is inclusive of a weekend working allowance.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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.
For more information, please visit our website:
For an informal discussion about these roles please contact one of the following:
Ian Williams, Registered Homes Manager - Silver Birches
- Mobile: 07552 289375
- | Work: 01424 725098
- | Email: Ian.Williams@eastsussex.gov.uk
Georgia Carty, Registered Homes Manager - Hazel Lodge
- Work: 07821 837922
- | Email: Georgia.Carty@eastsussex.gov.uk
The best thing about working for East Sussex is knowing every person who works here cares about our residents and wants to achieve the best outcomes for them. Casey, Project Officer
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 http://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.
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.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.