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Salary details: £22737 - £27334

Salary details:

Full Time Equivalent Salary (based on a 37 hour working week)
£22737 - £27334
Occupational group
Care/Social Work - Children's
Job term
Appointment type
Children and Family Services - Directorate
Closing Date
08 September 2024
Proposed Shortlisting Date
09 September 2024
Proposed Interview Date
23 September 2024
Place of work
Various City Wide Locations
For an informal discussion please contact
Kim Goforth
Contact telephone
07714 597 351
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🌟Casual Support Workers
 – SCP 3 - £11.78 per hour (plus 12.06% statutory holiday pay entitlement)

🌟Casual Care Officers – SCP 14 - £14.16 per hour (plus 12.06% statutory holiday pay entitlement)

Are you playful and accepting, can you show curiosity and empathy?

If you can then you have something really special to offer our Children living in Children’s Homes.  

If trauma brings resilience, then our Children are superheroes - they deserve the best; the best homes, the best help, the best opportunities, and children tell us over and over again, it’s the staff that matter.

We believe that we need the right people, with the right commitment, skills, tenacity, imagination, and energy in order to offer the best to our children. To do this you will be offered high quality support, training, guidance, and development and be part of a motivated and ambitious team.  

Hull City Council has been on a journey of improvement and has become a leading provider of Children's Homes. We are committed to developing nurturing, high quality homes where children can thrive and achieve their next steps.  

To ensure we have a constant pool of staff to work within the Department’s Children’s Homes, we wish to appoint a number of Casual Support Workers and Casual Care Officers. Homes are located across the City and provide both short and long-term care and support to Children and Young People who are unable to live within their own family home. 

This role is to cover holidays, absence and training, and does not have a set working pattern or regular hours. Due to the long shifts that may also include sleep in shifts, the ability to be flexible as to when, and how many hours you are able to work is essential.  Where possible, work is pre-arranged however, there may be times when you will be asked to work at short notice.  Various training courses are also mandatory, which will require you to attend over several days, during weekdays. Please contact Kim Goforth for an informal discussion around how our scheduling works and the training you will need to attend, should you be successful.

Support Workers

About the role:

The role of a Support Worker is to form part of a team and take direction and guidance from Seniors and Care Officers, in order to provide a safe, stimulating environment, and high quality care for children.

About you:

  • You must be able to communicate with and assist children with social, personal and physical care and implement Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Restorative Practices within your daily practices. All the successful candidates will be offered all the relevant training to ensure they are equipped to implement all the policies and procedures of the Council.
  • You will work as part of a team to provide a high quality, effective service to meet the needs of children in the home. You will be required to work irregular hours, as and when required, for specific purposes. 
  • You must have experience of working in a social care environment. Experience of working with children in a paid or voluntary capacity is desirable.

Care Officers

About the role:

This role is to provide a highly skilled level of care including taking the lead with care packages and ensuring Support Workers are guided and supported. In the absence of a Senior Care Officer, taking responsibility for decisions relating to the safeguarding and care of children as well as responding to the needs of families and staff on duty.

About you:

You must have all of the above, plus:

  • You must have a level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent, or the ability to complete this within two years of appointment.
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults or children in a safeguarding or care setting.
  • A strong motivation to work with Children and Young People and ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships.
  • An ability to work within relevant framework when assessing situations, in order to make decisions and recommendations. 
  • You must be experienced, skilled and confident to lead on all elements of care, and be able to guide and support others.

If you are successful in securing an interview, you will be assessed against the Essential Criteria for both roles to determine the level of your skill, knowledge and experience.  The Job Descriptions for both roles are available to view in the Related Information section, please click on the links. We would encourage you to read these before applying. 

We understand that you may have questions or want to speak to someone who already works here to find out more about current opportunities, please feel free to contact Kim Goforth on 07714 597 351 for an informal chat.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing at various times throughout the campaign so please do not hesistate to apply now.

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Please note, these posts are not available for Visa Sponsorship.

Please ensure that you complete and submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

We are committed to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workforce to represent the people we serve and build an environment in which everyone can feel like they belong. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

We reserve the right to amend the dates associated with this advert, which may include closing the advert early where required.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment to the above post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced & Childrens Barring List Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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