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Cardiff Council

Waking Nights Childcare Officer (x3)
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £21,166 - £24,799
Closing date: 23/07/2019

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

We are recruiting 3 Full Time Waking Nights Childcare Officers for Ty Storrie, which is a short break facility for young people and their families with specialist facilities.

This is an exciting time to join a service which puts the individual at the heart of our work.  The team works from a strengths-based (Signs of Safety) approach to meet the needs of children and their families.

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.

You will be awake on duty at all times throughout the night to monitor and to respond to young people’s individual needs and the requirements/instruction of on-call Managers.

You will have proven experience of working with young people in a residential childcare setting, as well as the ability to complete the Social Care Wales Induction Framework within 6 months of appointment.

Excellent communication skills are needed for this role, as well as a caring and friendly disposition to meet the needs of the young people.

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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