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Residential Child Care Officer

We are recruiting for a permanent Residential Care Officer (Children Services) within Jesmond on a full time and permanent basis.

We are interested in hearing from people who provide high quality care to children who have Autism, Hearing/Visual Impairments, Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviour.
The Role:
You will be working within Children's Residential Services supporting with everyday activities to encourage tasks.

A large part of the role will be supporting children and young people to maintain a healthy lifestyle by promoting positive everyday choices.

Working in a team you will manage challenging behaviour effectively and ensure the child safety.

You will use a person-centred approach and use effective communication skills to motivate and understand the service user.

? Ensure a high standard of physical care at all times
? Assist in aspects of daily life, including washing
? Establish and promote effective, professional relationships
? Develop social and communication skills
? Develop basic skills and independence skills
? Collect and administer prescribed medication
? Supporting children through BSL

About You:

? Hold a Diploma level 3 Children and Young people
? Experience of working with children in a residential setting
? Experience working with complex physical disabilities
? Knowledge, experience and understanding of child protection issues


? Qualification or knowledge of BSL is desirable
? Driving Licence is ideal but not essential

Please contact Teagan or Julie at Pin Point with your CV to apply and be considered for the role or contact 0191 261 5205 for more information.