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Cardiff Council

Senior Residential Care Officer (x2)
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £24,799 - £28,785
Closing date: 23/07/2019

A number of exciting opportunities have become available at Cardiff Council Children’s Services.

We are recruiting two Full-Time, Senior Residential Child Care Officers for Ty Storrie, which is a short break facility for young people and their families with specialist facilities.

The successful candidates will be part of a vital team providing a comprehensive service to young people between the ages of 6 –18 inclusive, ensuring the physical, social, and emotional care and development of the young people.

We deliver high quality care to young people using the Signs of Safety Framework which is an innovative strength based approach that provides stable, safe and nurturing placements.

As a Senior Residential Childcare Officer, you will play an essential role in caring for our young people. We are looking for enthusiastic, emotionally literate and highly motivated individuals. You must be able to demonstrate a “can-do” attitude and be driven to go the extra mile. Working in a positive and respectful manner, you will provide individualised care through the development of professional and effective relationships.

The successful candidates will have completed Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Service as required by Social Care Wales for registration and be able to undertake and become competent in all training & development requirements of the post.  In addition you will have experience of working with young people with emotional, physical, social, behavioural and complex needs and at least 2 years’ experience in the role of a residential Childcare Officer.

A vital part of the role is the ability to work within a shift pattern of morning, evening, weekend and bank holiday working, plus sleep–in–duties. In return we can support to undertake qualifications and continuous professional development opportunities.

For further information or informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Nina Tonge, Interim Registered Manager on telephone number 02920 838630.

These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

These vacancies are suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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