About the role
Are you passionate and committed to working with adolescent children? Do you want to help them reach their full potential, develop and maximise their opportunities? Then we would like to hear from you.
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, and Brodrick House is a three bedded home based in Eastbourne. 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.
We’re responsible for looking after children who have been placed into care. We provide safe homes for them and high quality care to meet their physical, emotional, health and social needs. You will work alongside permanent staff delivering direct care and support to looked after children in their home environment. Typically this may include:
- Getting children up and ready for school
- Preparing meals
- Collecting from school
- Engaging in activities or trips out together
- Settling children for bed and sleeping in the home overnight
You will need experience of working directly with children and be able to 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 candidates who:
- have experience of working directly with children
- have an understanding of childcare and child development
- are adaptable to children’s needs
- have effective communication skills
- have the ability to listen to children and act on their behalf
- can be flexible 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 the criteria as advertised drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests. We encourage part time and full time candidates.
Interviews will be face to face within two weeks of the closing date.
Please note the basic salary is inclusive of a weekend working allowance.
We are unable to offer sponsorship for this position, we would not be able to progress your application should sponsorship be required.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
Georgia Carty - Registered Homes Manager (Hazel Lodge) 07821 837922
Ian Williams - Registered Homes Manager (Silver Birches) 07552 289375.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
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.