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Residential Care Officer

  • Job reference: RCO
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Residential Care Officer needed for West Berkshire Council, £11 ltd an hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months initially
Hours per week - Shift times: Weekends: (7am-2.30pm/2pm-9.30pm) Weekdays: (2pm-9.30pm)
Pay rate - £11 ltd an hour
Location - Newbury

*To provide a stimulating person centred service for children living with disabilities inclusive of challenging behaviour
*To provide good quality short breaks and respite opportunities for disabled children and young people within a residential 6 bed unit.
*To participate in the implementation of placement plans, including provision for children's physical and personal care needs and their emotional, intellectual and social well-being. This will include dealing with behaviour difficulties and vulnerabilities, participating in the development of placement plans and attendance and involvement in children's reviews.
*To participate in a duty rota to provide 24-hour care, which includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required ensuring adequate service provision. Sleeping in duties will be undertaken.
What is required?
*Must have experience with physical disabilities, moving and positioning, autism, sensory and communication impairment.
*Good standard of general education with GCSE in Maths and English
*NVQ 3 or equivalent in Child Care or equivalent qualification
*Experience of working within a child care setting
*Experience and the ability to deal with complex situations involving young people and families
*Flexible working: you will need to work flexibly with equipment as no permanent office space is available and to cover evenings, weekends and holiday periods as required.

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

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.

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 to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week.
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.