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Senior Care Officer

£29,439 per year (ERYC Grade 8)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
5 of 7 days
12 Leafield, Bainton, Driffield, YO25 9NF
Closing date
Job closes on 20 June
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Children, Families and Schools
Job reference
Job reference: CYSP000551
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The job itself

Are you a compassionate, caring team player who is committed to making a difference? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are seeking a enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to become part of our teams within our Children’s Homes.

We are on an exciting journey within residential child care and need enthusiastic staff to join us in our development of new homes.

Our vision is to ensure that vulnerable children and young people receive excellent placements in the local area and support to keep them safe and to make sure they reach their full potential. This includes ensuring the day to day welfare and care of children/ young people. The post will be on a rota basis including weekend work and sleep in duties. The successful candidate will have experience of working with children / young people and /or in adults social care settings.

The successful candidate should be reliable, energetic and of good character and have the ability to engage with young people in a positive manner. We are seeking resilient people to add to a fantastic team who support young people in having meaningful and fulfilled lives, by helping them to develop the confidence and skills to prepare for independent living.

If you are a dedicated person who wants to make a difference for children looked after and enjoy the rewards of this challenging work, then we would love to hear from you, please contact us for a chat so we can answer any questions you may have and talk to you more about this role.

The hours of work are on a rolling four-week rota basis including sleep in duties and bank holidays, though the successful candidate will be flexible in their availability. The successful candidate must be willing to work towards QCF level 3 or equivalent.

Our Model

‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.

We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this will be set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety much more clearly with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families and communities.

Without a well embedded model, there is nothing to centre our practice on to ensure that, while the work may be different, all of our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.


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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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