Residential Child Care Worker (Relief) (MOR02526)

Favourite Moray Council
Ref no: MOR02526
Closes: Friday, 22nd September 2017
Published: Friday, 8th September 2017
Location: The Annexe, 2 - 10 High Street, Elgin
Salary: £22,895 - £24,992 per year Pro Rata
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Casual/Relief
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: Moray Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Children's Social Work

Job Description

The residential child care worker will deliver safe, flexible, sensitive and integrated direct care to children and young people living within the houses to National and Moray Council standards. That care will extend to those young people who have left the care of the houses and to the families of the young people who are / have been resident.


As part of a team, supported by the senior worker and residential manager, provide direct support and care to children and young people in residential care and to their families: care will extend to the fabric of the houses and routines within.

Participate and contribute to the overall review and development of care of the children and young people within the care of the houses and where appropriate, to overall services for children and young people.

Participate in all professional development opportunities.

The Individual

Experience of working with children and young people.
Experience of multiagency working.
Experience of assessing need and risk.
Experience of participating in the monitoring and evaluating of services.
Awareness of budgets.
Knowledge of and ability to work within National Minimum Care Standards.
Experience of working with vulnerable groups who may display challenging behaviour.
HNC / SVQ III or equivalent or willing to work towards these
SSSC Registration or willingness to obtain
Ability to engage positively with young people.
Good time management.
Effective numeracy and literacy skills.
Capacity to manage change.
IT literate and willing to undertake further training as required.
Participate in all training and development.
Build and maintain positive relationships in a supportive capacity, also with colleagues and others who constitute the team around each young person.
Recording and maintaining case files.
Produce reports and support the production of policies and procedures within legislation and departmental guidelines to enable the houses to function well.
Work effectively within a team.
Have a strong sense of the role of the Residential Child Care Worker for young people.
Be committed to delivering quality services for the young people within your care.
Participate in regular structured supervision.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Effective communication skills.
Capacity to make decisions under pressure.
Maintain confidentiality.
A sense of fun and optimistic outlook
Ability to nurture
A professional and child friendly manner
Requirement to work shifts, undertake sleep-in duties and waking nights where required.
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Closing Date: 22 September 2017
Starting Salary: £22895 (pro rata)
£11.90 per hour

Proposed Interview Dates: 3, 5 & 6 October 2017

For further information, contact Bethea Robertson - 01343 550990

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