Relief Residential Care Officer

£11.26 per hour
Closing date: 
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020

Relief Residential Care Officers

Grade 7 - £11.26 per hour

Doncaster Children Service Trust Residential services are seeking to recruit Relief Care Officers to work within our current residential Children’s Care Homes.

The candidate will work under the supervision and advice of the Registered Manager, Deputy Manager and Senior Residential Care Officer, to work sensitively as a team member in providing a warm, caring, enabling environment designed to meet the emotional, social and physical needs of looked after children and young people.

The role of the Residential Care Officer is a demanding but rewarding opportunity to work alongside children and young people who will at times present behaviours which at times can be demanding. The role is a very rewarding and allows the worker to build positive relationships with some of the most complex children within residential care and help support the children and young people to stay safe and reach their full potential.

Be prepared to work within a rota primarily consisting of both mornings 7am-3pm and afters 2pm -10pm including weekends and bank holidays. Also be prepared to work 10pm-7am on waking nights duties depending on the specific needs of the care home.

The applicant with experience may be asked to undertake sleep in duties as required to meet the needs of home. The worker must be highly motivated and willing to have some flexibility to covering shifts across the Children’s’ care homes.

Be willing to advocate for children and demonstrate a “good parent role”.

If successful in your application as part of the induction to the Trust each worker will undertake particular eLearning modules which will provide develop workers’ knowledge and skills to enable them to work alongside and support the children and young people.

For more information or for an informal chat about the post please contact either Emma Parker on 01302 788076 or Kevin Cox on 01302 831295

Should you wish to apply please read the Job Description & Person Specification and complete the online application form by:

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th September 2020 (Midnight)

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed


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We understand you may have many questions. Such as what it is like working for the Trust and how it is different from working for a local authority. That’s why we have an in-house team on hand to support you with your application. 

Simply contact the team who will be happy to answer your questions on 01302 736548 or email 

Trouble completing an application form? Contact or call 01709 254694.


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