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Residential Childcare Worker (Newton Aycliffe)

9 months ago

Newton Aycliffe

Full Time - 40 hours

The Role



Residential Children’s Home Worker


If you are passionate about caring for young people we might be the employer for you.


The Role: To support young people in their day to day lives, providing high quality, safe and nurturing care. You’ll help with the day to day needs and activities of the young people whilst providing them with life skills and great memories! The home is Ofsted registered and you will work with the team to make sure the home is compliant with the regulations.



  • To be a full and active member of the team. You will be responsible to the Line Management structure.
  • To provide care and support to individuals.
  • Adhere to, uphold and exemplify the Group’s core values.
  • To participate in duties associated with the home as directed by the home Manager
  • To be aware of and comply with the statutory requirements and all the company’s policies and procedures including those of outdoor activities.
  • To participate in duty rotas.
  • To act flexibly within reasonable bounds, in order to ensure the necessary cover for the smooth running of the home.
  • To inform colleagues of relevant developments, for example during handover.
  • To work with team members to achieve a warm, caring, safe and stimulating environment for the young people in our care.
  • To assist each young person with the development of their Education through the AQA Units and educational visits.
  • To work on behalf of the young person/s to educate and provide positive advice with any aspect of their health care requirements and consult with health care professionals where appropriate.
  • Promote and encourage the young people to access leisure activities and education
  • You will be expected to take part in the activity programme alongside the young people
  • You must follow the homes procedure for the use and maintenance of outdoor equipment
  • To participate in achieving high standards of cleanliness, laundry, cooking of meals and other domestic duties as requested by the home Manager. This is within the home and any offsite location that the home uses.
  • To have an active role in assisting each young person towards achieving a realistic standard of independence.
  • To be alert to signs of distress or abuse and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected at all times.
  • Ensure that the religious, racial, cultural linguistic backgrounds of children and their families are promoted and you are sensitive to gender issues.
  • To control and manage young people who need boundaries set to their behaviour.
  • To maintain a high level of recording and report writing.
  • Clear lines of communication are utilised to promote the welfare of the young person
  • To participate in formal training and induction and actively pursue relevant qualifications.
  • To attend team meetings.
  • Attend individual supervision sessions as per policy
  • To identify problems and service deficiencies by the continuous review of service users needs and make recommendations for improvement.
  • To supervise the young people at all times, ensuring their individual safety and well-being.
  • To liaise with both internal and external agencies, parents and carers so that appropriate resources may be identified for the benefit of the young people.
  • Assist with health and safety requirements for the house to include Fire, Emergency lighting, Firefighting equipment, Gas and Electricity and abide by all risk assessments and COSHH requirements

Job Hours

40 hours per week


This may include days, evenings and weekends. On some occasions you may be asked to cover sleep overs, however this is not a requirement for the role. Hours may increase during school holidays.

Information regarding ROC Group

About us: ROC Home is a growing team and we are excited for its development! We provide high quality care for children, young people and families in the Northeast . The Group have a focus on providing the best quality care which shows in our Investors in Children Gold Award and CQC Outstanding at 4 consecutive inspections.

Our team are focused on working together, learning and development and recognising when someone is doing a great job! We are the proud winners of the National Care Employer of The Year Award!

ROC Group are an equal opportunities employer. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Essential Requirements:

· A minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Residential Child Care, relevant equivalent or willing to work towards

· A driving licence and access to a vehicle.

· Previous experience of working with children or life experience

· Flexibility


- DBS paid for

- Westfield health care plan (permanent staff)

-Generous refer a friend bonus scheme

- Award-winning company culture

- Career progression opportunities

- Free relevant training

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