Care Assistant - Nights
Care Assistant - Nights
From £24,584 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent part-time (32 hours per week)
Do you have proven technical skills and professional credibility gained via proven experience in a care related role where you were proud of your record of accomplishment for delivering positive outcomes? Then make the move to Salford City Council as a Care Assistant - Nights and you could soon be an integral part of the friendly and highly professional night staff team at Barton Moss Secure Centre.
Barton Moss has been an Ofsted outstanding provider of secure care for young people aged between 10 & 18yrs of age for the last 10 years. The Centre is highly regarded by the Ministry of Justice as one of their primary providers of care. We offer a very high standard of child care, which encourages young people’s educational development, emotional health and personal wellbeing. We also operate a thorough care system and transitional planning is key to the successful resettlement of the young people from custody into the community. Right now, we have some exciting vacancies available within our team. Join us, and together we’ll continue to build on our success and bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into our service.
About the Role
Working 32 hours per week, averaged over a 4 week rota, we’ll count on you to provide care in a secure environment, for young people who are subject to the criminal justice system and have a range of complex welfare needs. Among your many challenges will be the need to improve the outcomes for all young people at the centre by enabling them to have an active say in their development, their environment and their future. You’ll also actively contribute to the continually developing child centred ethos of the centre as well as the health, safety and wellbeing of each young person, in a manner that’s relevant to their individual risk level. Responding positively to potential risks and events, undertaking a range of domestic tasks to ensure the centre is maintained to a high standard of comfort and cleanliness and maintaining the utmost confidentiality – all are aspects of this interesting and varied role.
To succeed, you’ll need an excellent knowledge base of child protection and safeguarding procedures. We’ll also be looking for awareness of the additional risk factors that are detrimental to positive child development and the impacts they may have on others or the surrounding environment. The ability to recognise harm and vulnerability in young people and responding appropriately in a variety of situations is essential too. What’s more, you’ll need the skills it takes to prepare simple refreshments and light meals and clean and wash up crockery for service users and a willingness to undertake other general cleaning duties as allocated. And, when it comes to communicating clearly, effectively and appropriately in verbal, written and electronic form or maintaining effective recording systems, again, you excel.
About the Benefits
You’ll be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged - we currently aim to give staff 12 development days per year. You’ll also have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter, so you’ll have the chance to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us too, so you’ll have access to a range of benefits, including green travel scheme, pension scheme, salary sacrifice schemes, a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.
Please note that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00.
Barton Moss premises have been assessed and been judged as meeting all COVID requirements in relation to keeping all staff young people and visitors to the centre safe as possible as set out by Salford’s Health and Safety officer. You will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential.
Closing date: Tuesday 20th October at 12 Noon
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Salford City Council or to apply, please click apply.