Ref. 55736

Child Care Officer

  • Location: Grimsby, England
  • Salary: £14.38 - £14.38 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a number of temporary Child Care Officers to work in Grimsby. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £14.38 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To provide a range of services and direct care to meet the needs of vulnerable children within an agreed shift pattern in a residential setting to ensure good outcomes for children and families.

Key Responsibilities:

      Responsible for providing age-appropriate advice, help and guidance for children and families where there are behavioural difficulties and particular vulnerabilities. Advises and assists service users on budgeting and welfare issues, and acts as a nominated “key worker” ensuring that the day to day requirements of the placement plan are adhered to. Provides services for children and their families within a residential setting or by making visits to individual clients/ carer’s within the community, in accordance with National Minimum Standards and Directorate policy.

Attends, participates and contributes in meetings/case conferences with responsibility to ensure the views and assessed needs of the child remain the primary (paramount) consideration of the proceedings.

Responsible for ensuring that the provision of services complies with departmental policy, and records, both manual and electronic are maintaining strictly in accordance with Directorate policy and legislation.

Responsible for writing and submitting reports to child care reviews and other meetings.

Responsible for planning and coordinating services with other professionals/agencies as required by Child In Need/Care Plans for individual clients, to ensure that the assessed needs of Looked After young people are met.

Is responsible for implementing a Care Plan ensuring a child’s primary care needs, including the administering of drugs and medication, are met in line with required Directorate policy and procedure, and therefore assisting the Council in discharging its statutory corporate parenting responsibility for those NELC “looked after children” in residential care.

Takes responsibility for shift-leading within the home, and in so doing complies with the relevant National Minimum Standards, and Directorate Policy and Procedures in providing for the safe and secure running of the Children’s Home.

Prepares food and meals, delivering children’s dietary and health requirements and plans to comply with Policy and Procedure.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Childcare.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check and references covering the last 3 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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