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Residential Child Care Officer Apprentice

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/276222
  • Published: Wed 03/04/2024, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,616.80 p.a. incl. London weighting
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

Salary range: £24,616.80 p.a. incl. London weighting
Contract: Fixed term (24 months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre and other locations from time to time

Get ahead with a Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Level 4 Apprenticeship at our short break centre at Brent Council

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community, and are looking for likeminded people to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work.

There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life. 

The Post

Brent Benefits

  • At Brent we will be pay you a LLW salary, whilst you train and attend university. 
  • Fully funded apprenticeship training programme (tuition fees are fully funded)
  • 27 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays 
  • Generous Brent Pension scheme
  • Employee support programme, staff discounts and other benefits 

Brief description of the role

Ade Adepitan Short Break Centre is a centre of excellence in Brent for children and young people aged up to nineteen, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. We offer these children opportunities to have an enjoyable short break and new experiences to make a positive difference to their lives and achieve their goals.

The successful candidate will ensure the delivery of service within the aims of The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 for the conduct of children’s home providers, and within the framework for Ofsted inspections. 

Key responsibilities will comprise undertaking specific areas of responsibility including complex physical care; working with young people with autistic spectrum disorders; overall responsibility of the service as a shift leader; keyworking for individual children/ young people; implementing and monitoring the individual child/young person’s Care Plan and helping them in achieving their targets and goals.

The Person

The successful candidate should be an individual of integrity and good character; has the appropriate experience, qualification, and skills for the work; mentally and physically fit for the purposes of the work.

Do you enjoy working with children and young people and making a difference to their lives?

Can you provide continuity of service to children and young people this role involves working unsociable hours?

Do you have a positive 'can do' attitude to make a positive impact?

If so, and you can live up to the challenges and rewards that come from delivering dedicated person-centred active support services, focussing on outcomes, we would welcome your application.

We will also be looking for a flexible and positive approach.

Qualifications required:

  • English and Maths GCSE Grade C or L4 or above is essential. 
  • Health & Social care L2 or equivalent is essential.
  • Good people skills & IT skills essential.
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation including Children Act 1989, Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including quality standards and, Children’s Homes Regulation 2015, how they relate to Short Break Services

Please do not apply if you do not have the qualifications listed as your application will not be considered. 

Prospective apprentices will be required to pass the training provider selection and or application process prior to a job offer. 

You are not eligible for this scheme if you currently hold or are working towards a qualification at the same or a higher level in a similar subject, or have previously studied content from the qualification for this scheme. 

The apprenticeship

Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/children-young-people-and-families-practitioner-v1-0

Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 4 apprenticeship.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities.

Closing Date: 30 April 2024 (23:59)

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, we advise that you to apply as soon as possible.

Assessment & Interview Date: May 2024

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

Apply Now

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/276222
  • Published: Wed 03/04/2024, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,616.80 p.a. incl. London weighting
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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