Specialist Support Worker - Stockton-on-Tees

2 months ago


Full Time

The Role

ROC Transitions is looking for a full time support worker to join the team in a specialist Transitions Project in the County Durham area.

The Role: Is to provide additional supervision and support to help young people leaving care maintain their licences, live their lives safely and help them to acquire essential life skills i.e. understanding benefits, budgeting, cooking and accessing education or training.

Salary: Dependent on experience & qualifications, £26,200 - £29,120 projected including minimum number of sleeps per annum (£22,000 - £24,920 basic plus £50 per sleep)

Job Hours

Hours: Full time, 40 hours. Shifts, including waking nights, evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleepovers, are worked as part of a rota. Flexibility is required due to the nature of the job. Sleep in allowance is paid. Overtime is sometimes available. Mileage is also paid where applicable.

Information regarding ROC Group

About us: We are an inclusive Company with a focus on safeguarding and learning and development. We like to recognise a job well done, for example, through our in-house ‘Tell on your Team’ recognition system. Part of our thank you is an invite to a Christmas food and dance event, paid for by the Company. There are also informal social events throughout the year.

The Transitions team is a small team and due to the growth of the service, require the addition of a Specialist Support Worker to assist them. We value honesty, commitment, flexibility, integrity and a great sense of humour!

ROC Transitions is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Essential Requirements:

A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care (Children) or equivalent (or willingness to work towards);

A driving licence and access to a vehicle;

Previous experience of working with: Looked After Children, 16-18 years old; youth offending; care leavers; substance/alcohol misuse;

Candidates must be committed to the role and flexible as will be required to work shifts including; evenings, weekends and some nights as part of a rota.


Flexible working hours

Enhanced DBS Check paid for by Company

Annual leave entitlement increases with service length

On-site parking

Mileage allowance

Company events & social hours

Excellent learning & development opportunities

Casual dress

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Your Personal Information
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Previous Employment

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Education Details

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Additional Information
Do you hold a full driving licence?
Do you have unrestricted use of a car?
Do you hold a Level 3 qualification in residential childcare or equivalent?
Special Requirements
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Eligibility to work in the UK 
We have a no-smoking policy.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974:

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), ROC Group complies fully with the Code of Practice & undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. ROC Group undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The role you have applied for requires an Enhanced DBS Check and is also included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 & 2020); ROC Group can only ask about individual convictions and cautions that are not protected. ROC Group has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders; the policy statement is made available to all DBS applicants at the outset of the recruitment process. If you are unsure about what to disclose, please refer to the Policy Statement sent with the Application Pack, which contains links to help you.

Do you have any unspent conditional cautions or convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?
Do you have any adult cautions (simple or conditional) or spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020?
Are you waiting for a court case or is any other action currently being taken against you?
Have you ever been dismissed from a job because of misconduct, or resigned while disciplinary action has been taken against you?
I can confirm that I am not disqualified from working with children or subject to sanctions imposed by a regulatory body.

• I authorise you to get references to support this application and that previous employers may be contacted for information. I agree that you will have no liability caused by giving and receiving information. • I understand the appointment, if offered, is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and subject to the information provided on the application form or any other document being correct. • Any false or misleading information provided on this form may result in any employment being terminated.