Banner Search Image

Residential Care Worker

Back to Search Results

Residential Care Worker

  • Location:


  • Sector:

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £23240 - £27803 per annum + allowances

  • Contact:

    Sara Vacca

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Description


*** CHILDREN ***

*** DURHAM ***

*** £27,803 + allowances ***

*** FULL TIME ***

Brook Street Social Care presents this exciting career opportunity to work with one of our clients in Aycliffe Centre in Durham.

This role is working within a secure children`s home, providing high-quality, specialist accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 18. The centre houses vulnerable young people, many of whom have complex problems and need intensive support to help them turn their lives around.


In return for your demanding work and commitment, working for this organisation can offer you some fantastic benefits: -

Competitive salary - Starting £27,803 + allowances listed below

  • Durham County Council Pension - Contributory career average salary pension scheme
  • Paid annual leave - 26 days holidays per year (plus bank holidays) increasing to 31 after five years continuous local government service
  • Full training and induction to support your patient care journey
  • Relocation package
  • Employee Assist Scheme


£1,390(5%) secure unit allowance or £646 (2.5%) Maple House (based on the starting grade) - payable monthly on start of employment.

£2,880Enhanced pay rate for unsociable hours (based on normal working pattern, 23 hours per fortnight at enhance rate of pay) - payable monthly, one month in arrears

£1,791 Sleep-in allowance (based on the average of two per month) - payable monthly, one month in arrears
The Role


Act as a `keyworker` for young people and be a role model with a socially desired behaviour
Engage, stimulate and appropriately challenge
To safeguard and provide consistency and stability
To provide advocacy and act with sensitivity
Administer medication where needed
Maintain adequate records and undertake site risk assessments
Write reports and care planning documentation with the use of IT skills
Provide stimulating educational and physical activities
Possess knowledge of the standards within Children`s Homes Regulations 2015


A background in care is not essential but desirable. To apply for this post, you will have:

A passion for care as well as following compassion in practice.
Verbal communication skills to ensure information is shared seamlessly
The ability to work effectively as part of a team
The ability to remain calm and manage challenging situations is imperative
The ability to build rapport quickly and work compassionately with our young people
A flexible and enthusiastic "can do" approach to work

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

Please HIT THE APPLY button or get in touch with Sara for more details:

TEL: 01179486300 and ask for Sara.

Pre Footer Image

Looking for a job? Register your CV now


Looking to recruit? Find the perfect hire today

Upload Job

Want to join our
​Brook Street Social Care team?

Join Now