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Residential Childcare Worker

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 210000RZ
  • Published: Tue 23/11/2021, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 5 (£25,590 - £26,520)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

Calleydown is a residential short break care home for Children with Learning Disabilities aged 5 to 18 years. Some of the children have associated physical disabilities with total care needs, and some have challenging behaviour.

Calleydown forms part of Croydon’s Services for Children with Disabilities Team and is located in New Addington. 

We are looking to recruit a residential worker with childcare experience to join our team and welcome applications from male and female workers.

Applicants will need to have an understanding of the additional needs children with disabilities have and be willing to offer care and support that meets their needs. The key responsibilities of a Residential Childcare Worker are to support and care for children and young people, offering opportunities for them to have fun, develop and learn new skills. You will be part of a team providing care to children and promoting positive outcomes. You will have direct supervision from a shift manager, and will need to be excellent at communicating, child focused and have good organisational skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to adapt to situations and have a flexible approach.

Additional skills required will be to maintain the home and carry out household and domestic tasks, complete children’s records and have computer skills for recording children’s information, as part of your linkworker role. You will also need to be confident in managing challenging behaviour and carry out permissible forms of control and physical interventions.

The post requires you to work on regular shift pattern including weekends, bank holidays and sleep in duties. It also requires an enhanced DBS.

Computer skills are required for this post.

Your application must evidence your experience knowledge and skills in line with the Advert, Role Profile and Person Specification.

 

For further information please contact Jennie Pearce on 01689 842464

Telephone:                         020 8760 5563 – 24 hour answer phone

 Equal opportunities statemen 

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 210000RZ
  • Published: Tue 23/11/2021, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 5 (£25,590 - £26,520)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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