Residential Care Officer Children with Disabilities (CDC)

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Grade 7, £25,969 - £28,665) / (£28,176 - £31,101)
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.

We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage.  We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it.  But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve.

Successful applicants to this post will also be eligible for special recruitment and retention payments of £1000 after six months and twelve months service, subject to certain conditions. (£1000 for full time employees, pro rata for part time).

Here in Doncaster, we are expanding our residential service for Children with Disabilities and are looking to recruit to our short break service and to our Childrens home.

We are currently looking to recruit for Residential Care Officers to work under the supervision and advice of the Residential Manager, Deputy Manager and Senior Care Officers within these services for Children with Disabilities.

As a Residential Care Officer, you will work sensitively as a team member in providing a warm, caring, enabling environment designed to fulfil the emotional, social and physical needs of children living with disabilities.

The Residential Care Officer will deliver care and support in the children’s home based on the principles of quality care reflecting privacy, dignity, choice and fulfilment and independence. The residential care service within the particular establishment will be provided in accord with the statements of purpose for the home, and Children and Families policy and procedures.

Sleep in duties are a requirement of the role and to undertake different shift patterns to meet the needs of the service.

The candidate will be willing to undertake any training required for the roll and must complete QCF level 3 within two years of enrolment, as this is mandatory requirement of children’s homes regulations. The candidate will also be competent to attend training and implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Signs of Safety model.

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster - City of Doncaster Council  page to find out more.

For any further information, please contact Service Manager Cathy Richardson on 01302 735716.

If you are interested, please read the Job Description & Person Specification, and complete the online application form by:  

Closing Date: 30th June 2024 (Midnight)

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Doncaster Council is committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community where we strive to improve the quality of life for all. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff to share these commitments.

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This role expires 30/06/2024.
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