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Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Deputy Officer in Charge (Bedeburn)

THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

Ref:

CES40(e)

Full time

£37,849 - £40,760 per annum

Children’s Social Care Services

We are committed to providing quality care and achieving positive outcomes for the young people we look after. We are currently looking for an experienced, dynamic, highly motivated individual to join our team to cover a Deputy Officer in Charge role within Bedeburn Short Breaks Services for Disabled Children. The successful applicant will need to be resourceful, with the ability to establish relationships quickly whilst working as part of a team towards agreed aims and objectives. Experience of working with disabled children will be seen as an advantage to this role.

You will have good communication and IT skills, a clear understanding of needs of children and their families and experience of supervising and mentoring staff. You will have experience in working with vulnerable children and young people, who at times display challenging behaviours. You will also have experience of outcome-focussed care and pathway planning.

Experience of residential care and a recognised social work qualification or NVQ level 3 is essential for this role. It would also be desirable to see you have a level 5 diploma in Leadership and Management within Residential Childrens Homes or be willing to work towards this. You will be required to follow a rota, pro rota weekend work with shift patterns and sleep-ins as required.

Please call Michael Briggs, Registered Manager at Bedeburn on 0191 2772686 for further information.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Permanent

Closing date:

9 April 2020

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