Job Details We currently have 2 posts available 1 full time 36 hours and 1 part time 18 hours. £22,233 per annum for 36 hours per week or £11,116.50 for 18 hours per week. Both roles are based at Cheyne Walk in Horley. You must be prepared to work some unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in’s. From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups. An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role. About the Role Do you see yourself as a positive role model for young people? Do you think you can empower young people to make positive life choices? Are you looking for a challenge? Are you approachable and able to engage? If so we may have the role for you…… Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. All of our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED and most have been judged as either ‘Good’, ‘Outstanding’ or are working towards this, therefore we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue to do this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care. Working in Children’s Homes can offer you a rewarding and fulfilling career. We are looking for individuals who are creative, playful and able to build meaningful relationships with our young people. These are all qualities that are part of ‘PACE’ which is is a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to make the child feel safe. For further information of our definition of playfulness, within the context of PACE please follow this link: https://about-ddp/meant-pace/ . For the this post you won’t necessarily need experience of children’s residential work, but will need to demonstrate experience of working with and have an understanding of some of the complex issues many children and young people in care may have. You will need to have empathy and resilience, whilst also being enthusiastic, reliable and flexible in your approach and attitude to work. We are committed to on-going professional development and offer a wide range of training courses that will support you to learn and develop skills throughout your employment. In addition we will provide the opportunity for you to complete your level 3 NVQ if you do not already have this. There is a requirement for this to be completed within 2 years of your start date in role with us. As a Residential Worker you will: •Be-able to interact and build relationships with young people •Co-ordinate, promote and engage in activities with young people •Participate in the implementation and monitoring of care plans for individual children •Maintain good communications and continuity of work practice within the home •Write reports To be shortlisted for this position your application will clearly evidence: •Good written skills •Ability and preparedness to recognise and deal appropriately with conflict •Awareness of the existence and effects of social disadvantage and discrimination •Aspirations to “make a difference” and a view to practice in a restorative way •A positive, adaptable, confident, and resilient approach to work •A committed and flexible attitude in all that you do This is a challenging yet rewarding role that requires compassion, self-awareness, maturity and humour if you feel you have these transferable skills and are looking to take your first steps into working in a care environment or are looking for a change, then we would love to hear from you and would welcome the opportunity to meet and answer any questions you might have. Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th January 2019. Interviews will take place in January. Values and Behaviours Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.