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Care Officers - Children's secure setting - Leeds

  • Location: Leeds
  • Start date: 04 Feb 2019
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE11108580
  • Branch: Leeds & Bradford Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Peter Williamson
  • Call: 0113 246 8220
Job description
Care Officers - Children's secure setting - Leeds

Protocol Education are currently recruiting dedicated, compassionate and resilient care officers to work at a secure children's setting in Leeds. This setting accommodates young people aged 10-18 who have been placed here full time. The setting provides a full care, education, personal development and health services for girls and boys aged 10-18 who are either remanded, sentenced or admitted via a Section 25 Children Act 1989 Order (welfare).

You will work as part of a professional team of carers, providing a highly structured and nurturing environment for young people, many of which have very complex care needs. Your focus will be on creating a safe environment by building positive trusting relationships and acting as a role model to the young people in this setting. You will also be involved in leisure and education activities, and work alongside the educational staff to provide young people with a positive, structured routine.

We anticipate you will be able to conduct the following whilst actively promoting and ensuring high standards of physical care, hygiene and safety for all the young people you work with. Establish and sustain positive, professional relationships with the young people and work with colleagues to assess individual needs and follow care plans for all. Manage the behaviour of the young people as appropriate, in line with the policies in the setting. Direct supervision of children, including children with highly complex needs and that may have been involved in criminal activities.

We are looking for care workers who….

    • Are willing to work a Rota pattern, including weekends and bank holiday, night work – on either a part time/full time and adhoc basis – bank work.
    • Who are resilient to potential verbal abuse and/or physical aggression – Qualification such as MAPA ® or similar de-escalation methods are essential – however MAPA training will be provided if suitable for the role
    • Experience of working in a SEMH school, PRU or similar children's setting

Protocol Education adheres to the following from its Teachers & Support Workers;

A DBS certificate with a live subscription to the update service or be willing to get one

Two professional references within the last three years

Someone who is committed to the safeguarding of young people

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