Care Officer

Lewes, East Sussex
Sarlary will be circa £20 000 dependent on skills and experience
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Care Officer Vacancy

Owlswick School and Home, nr Lewes East Sussex

Owlswick School and Home provides residential care and education to young people who have emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, mild learning difficulties or have been assessed as being on the autistic spectrum. We are situated near Lewes in East Sussex. Our experienced staff teams are proud to provide high quality care and education in order for young people to achieve their aspirations and become resilient, confident and independent young adults. Staff support and work with young people who often display challenging behaviour due to their complex backgrounds and personal situations.

We are looking to recruit to a Care Officer post.

This is a full time post with the opportunity to join our care team. You will work to a shift pattern that covers days, evening, sleep-in and weekends supporting young people within their daily routine. The successful applicant will need to have at least one year’s experience of working in a residential care setting or in an equivalent area, supporting young people with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will act as a key-worker to at least one young person. Preferably the post holder will have a QCF (NVQ) Level 3 qualification that is relevant to the post and/or be willing to achieve this. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications and will be circa £20 000 plus additional payments for sleep-ins.

Please note that Owlswick is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our young people and expect our staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other recruitment checks prior to commencing the post and to register with the DBS update service.

Application is strictly by application pack only. Please note that no CV’s will be accepted.

Application packs are available by contacting the Proprietor, Sarah Hawke. Please email or telephone 01273-473078. For an informal conversation about the roles please also contact Leon Creenan, Registered Manager on 01273 473078.

Closing date for completed applications is: 23rd March 2018