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Children's Residential Worker - Nights

Role Responsibility

Sunrise Children’s Centre offers overnight short breaks for children and young people with disabilities and complex medical health needs from the age of five until their eighteenth birthday.  

We are seeking a Children’s Residential Worker to work waking nights for 15 hours per week, on a rolling 4 week rota basis, which may include weekends and Bank holiday (paid at double time).  Waking Night hours will be from 9.30 pm to 7.30 am.  Night Enhancement pay will be made at Time + 1/3rd for night hours worked between 10 pm and 7 am. 

You will be responsible for the night-time care of the young people staying for a short break, with support from a ‘Sleep in’ member of staff. 

You will join our staff team to provide a nurturing and safe environment which will promote the emotional and physical well-being of Children with disabilities within appropriate boundaries. Individuals should be flexible in their approach, be able to work collaboratively and share our commitment to improving outcomes for children.

You will need to hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent) or be willing to work towards achieving this within two years of employment.

You will have experience of supporting children with disabilities and possess knowledge of safeguarding and child protection. You must be able to take personal and professional responsibility for your actions and performance. In return, you will be provided with an ongoing programme of specialist training and be provided with regular supervision to enable you to confidently progress in your career.

Interviews will be conducted under the ‘Choosing with Care’ assessment process.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post involves working closely with children and is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact:

Registered Manager:  Jolene Hobden

Telephone number:  01892 543045

Email:  jolene.hobden@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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