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Residential Care Officer

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Residential Care Officer to join a fantastic team of supportive and experienced colleagues making a positive impact on the lives of looked after children in the Doncaster area!

This position is:

* Permanent

* Full time - 37 hours per week

* £25,969 (up to £28,176 including 8.5% unsociable hours allowance for full time employees)

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing a warm, caring and enabling environment to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of looked after children and young people with disabilities and challenging behaviour.

  • Working on a rota of 7am - 3pm, 2pm - 10pm including weekends and bank holidays. This role will also require the candidate to undertake sleep in duties as required to meet the needs of the home.

  • Ensuring the safety and well being of individuals in your care

  • Assisting with daily living tasks, such as personal hygiene and meal preparation

  • Maintaining accurate records and reports


  • Previous experience working with children and young people, ideally in a residential setting.

  • NVQ L3 or equivalent

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work on a rota of days, nights, and evenings

  • Passionate about providing care and support to individuals

The benefits of working with SCS:

  • A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact

  • Exceptional referral bonuses- £250 per referral placed in work

  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social work vacancies across the UK

  • Nationwide provider of Social work staff to over 200 local authorities

  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training

  • DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

If you would be interested in this position, please contact Emily @ Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.