CARE OFFICER (DISABILITIES)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Closing date: 31 July 2024

Are you playful and accepting, can you show curiosity and empathy?

If you can then you have something really special to offer our Children living in Children’s Homes.  

If trauma brings resilience, then our Children are superheroes – they deserve the best; the best homes, the best help, the best opportunities, and children tell us over and over again, it’s the staff that matter.

We believe that we need the right people, with the right commitment, skills, tenacity, imagination, and energy in order to offer the best to our children. To do this you will be offered high quality support, training, guidance, and development and be part of a motivated and ambitious team.  

Hull City Council has been on a journey of improvement and has become a leading provider of Children’s Homes. We are committed to developing nurturing, high quality homes where children can thrive and achieve their next steps.  

If you want to be part of Hull’s journey and make a real difference to children, now is great time to join. We are recruiting to positions within our Disability Children Homes, this will require personal care, moving and handling, help with aspects of high levels of supervision and support. Working with Children with a Disability is very rewarding, can be challenging and offers high support and care to children with complex health needs and disabilities which are varied across our homes.

Full Time is 148 hours per month and will exceed 20 hours per week. Rotas do include long shifts and sleep in shifts.

About you:

We require all Care Officers to have:

  • A level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, or the ability to complete this within two years of appointment
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults or children in a safeguarding or care setting
  • A strong motivation to work with Children and Young People and ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships
  • An ability to work within relevant framework when assessing situations in order to make decisions and recommendations.    

Two additional increments are payable for weekend working, for permanent staff.

We understand that you may have questions or want to speak to someone who already works here to find out more about current opportunities, please feel free to contact Rebecca Spaven on 07702 922 623 between 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday for an informal chat.

We also have vacancies for Casual Care Officers to work on an as and when basis. Please apply and indicate in the additional information box that you are interested in Casual work.

Casual roles are to cover holidays, absence and training, and do not have a set working pattern or regular hours. Due to the long shifts that may also include sleep in shifts, the ability to be flexible as to when, and how many hours you are able to work is essential.  Where possible, work is pre-arranged however, there may be times when you will be asked to work at short notice.  Various training courses are also mandatory, which will require you to attend over several days, during weekdays. Please contact Rebecca Spaven for an informal discussion around how our scheduling works and the training you will need to attend, should you be successful.

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