Residential Child Care Officer (CDC)

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

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Doncaster Council.

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).

We are currently seeking to recruit Residential Child Care Officers to work within new or our current residential Children’s Homes.

The candidate will work under the supervision and advice of the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and Senior Residential Care Officers, to work sensitively as a team member in providing a warm, caring, enabling environment designed to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of looked after children and young people.

The role of the Residential Child Care Officer is a demanding but rewarding post, based within a structured residential service.

The successful candidate must have experience of working with young people who will present highly challenging behaviours which at times can be very stressful.

Be prepared to work within a rota primarily consisting of both mornings 7am-3pm and afters 2pm -10pm including weekends and bank holidays. The role requires the applicant to undertake sleep in duties, as required to meet the needs of the home.

The role is very rewarding and allows the worker to build positive relationships with some of the most complex children within residential Care.

The worker must be highly motivated and willing to have some flexibility to covering additional shifts.

Be willing to advocate for children and demonstrate a “good parent role”.

That the successful candidate is able to work within the guidelines and parameters of the home’s ethos and statement for Purpose.

The candidate will be willing and have the ability to obtain mandatory induction and training including the QCF level 3 in residential childcare. The completion of QCF level 3 must be completed in line with the children’s homes regulations within 2 years of commencing the post. The candidate will also be competent to complete 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 more information or for an informal chat about the post please contact Dean Arnott on 01302 868319.

Should you wish to apply 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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