Due to continued expansion Nurture Childcare Services Ltd are recruiting for a Residential Care Officer to work within one of our residential units in Preston / Surrounding areas supporting young people from ages 10-17 years
**** YOU MUST BE aged 22 or over to apply for this position and hold a Driving License and have the relevant job role experience***
INTERVIEWS will take place in Great Harwood, Nr. Blackburn
***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY for this position if you DO NOT meet the Experience/Age/Driving Licence criteria***
Business Insurance if not already in place would need to be obtained for this role.
EXPERIENCE – ESSENTIAL
Experience of supporting young people within a caring role environment who display SEBD
Experience of paid care work in residential or day care environment
Experience of working with young people aged 10 to 17 years of age
Desirable: not essential – on DBS Update Service
Abilities and Skills Required
Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma or NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care (Young People) or to achieve Diploma via Nurture Childcare Services Ltd within 18 months of commencing employment.
Have a kind and caring nature
Good verbal communication skills
Skills in recording and presenting information
Simple numeracy skills / IT skills
Understanding of all issues around caring for young people in a care environment
Understanding client confidentially and data protection protocol
Flexibility (working weekends and public holidays on a rota basis)
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to lone work whilst on shift
Full clean driving licence (to use the Company Vehicles)
Access to own vehicle with business insurance
Skills in everyday household tasks
Ability to encourage young people to learn and do things for themselves
Ability to work with young people around personal hygiene and care
Ability to help young people to learn basic living skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and finances
To promote education and highlight educational needs and gaps
Understanding of Equal Opportunities
Understanding of Health and Safety Issues in the home and young people
Understanding of the Children’s Homes Regulations and Standards
A good understanding of Safeguarding / Child Sexual Exploitation and Current Legislation surrounding this.
Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to the well-being of the young people
Good inter-personal skills
Honest and reliable
Commitment to maintaining high standards of care and support
Commitment to working towards a Residential Childcare Level 3 Diploma if not already qualified
To maintain continued professional development to meet the needs of the position and business.
Positive employment health record
To be able to work as part of a Team
Job TypeFull Time
Salary£8.91 per hour. Sleeps paid at £66.
If you are hardworking, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a challenging environment, then we would welcome your application.
We aim to provide the highest possible care and environment for our young people to maximise successful outcomes.