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Child Care Worker

Employer: Hertfordshire County Council

  • Reference: HCC07457
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 09:26 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 19/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Salary Range: £19,430pa progressing to £25,951pa PLUS £1,300 annual market forces payment
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide
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Job Title: Child Care Worker
Location: Various locations across Hertfordshire
Salary Range: £19,430pa progressing to £25,951pa PLUS £1,300 annual market forces payment
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Benefits include: Generous holiday entitlement, Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working hours, opportunity to obtain professional qualifications and many more

Job Duties:

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for Child Care Workers within our Residential Children’s Home across the County.

This is your chance to play a vital role in the care and safeguarding of vulnerable adolescents in Hertfordshire. Our children’s residential service is constantly developing to reflect changes in demand and need. You will be supporting adolescents with difficult backgrounds and disabilities through some of the most challenging times.

To be considered you will have experience of working with children and young people, preferably but not exclusively within the residential environment. You will undertake direct work with children and families with the most complex needs.

We are looking for creative and dynamic people to work in our children’s homes to provide day to day parenting to our children and reduce all risks. As part of a team you will work with our teenagers to help them to make sense of their experiences in order to help them achieve their full potential.

Our Welwyn Garden City home (Willow House), Child Care Workers are required to carry out direct personal care and be creative in communicating with non-verbal children.

These posts will involve shift work including evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays as well as sleep in duties and going on holiday with the children. Additional payments for the out of hours work are provided.

In accordance to The Care Standards Act, applicants must be over 21 years old to apply which is 4 years older than the oldest child within our residential setting.

It is essential for the role that you are a driver and have access to a car.

*Excellent Career Development
*Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
*Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
*Support Groups
*Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
*Excellent Wellbeing schemes

Closing Date: 19th June 2017
Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd July 2017

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sarah Garvey on 01707 343640.

Additional Information

Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information click here

We provide services to the general public, customers and service users; therefore you will be able to communicate fluently in the English language both verbally and in writing.

Application Information

To apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen.

As part of the application you will be prompted to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the PERSON SPECIFICATION area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.

For Candidate Guidance on How to Apply: Click Here

PLEASE NOTE: All questions marked with a * are mandatory question and must be answered – you will not be able to submit your application until all mandatory questions have been answered.

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