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Cardiff Council

Residential Childcare Officer
CH50260829
Job Category: Social Care-Children's
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time, Part Time
Department: Social Services
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £21,166 - £24,799 pro-rata
Closing date: 26/09/2019

Crosslands Children’s Home has an exciting opportunity for permanent full time/part-time Residential Childcare Officers to join our experienced and dedicated team working with 6 young people aged 11-17 inclusive.

The Home delivers 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.

Our aim is to help improve outcomes for young people in our care by empowering them to build positive relationships. Crosslands support young people to change and grow from adverse childhood experiences by creating an environment which transforms and leads to fulfilling lives.

As a 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.

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.

All applicants to refer to job description and person specification when applying for the above posts.

For further information or informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Siobhan Teague Manager at s.teague@cardiff.gov.uk or telephone on (029) 2059 1392. 

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 an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity.  Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
•    aged under 25;
•    not in employment, education or training;
•    from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
•    ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.

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