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Residential Care Officer

Salary: £12.24 ph. Plus £68 sleep-in payment Welcome bonus of up to £350

Closing date: 30 November 2023. 

Location: Working in our specialist Residential Centre in Newcastle. 

Hours: 37 hours per week (Full time). 

Please note: We currently do not offer international visa sponsorship

Apply for this job

To apply for this role: complete our online application form or if you require more information about the role please call 0191 228 8803.

If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

The role

We are looking for a male support worker to assist a gentleman living with autism who requires 2:1 support within in a solo provision in a specialist residential service.

The ideal candidate should be flexible as supporting individuals with their daily living involves working evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis including waking nights and sleep ins. We recognise the importance of a work life balance, so your rota is prepared in advance. Your manager will aim to be flexible for instance if you have something special going on.     

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, however due to the nature of this position, this post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010. In this instance there is a Genuine Occupational Requirement to recruit male applicants only.

For more details about the role, please read the job description.

“I’m looking for someone who can work with compassion and who has a passion to provide excellent person-centred care. As part of an established team, you will help to empower our residents to reach their personal potential in all aspects of life.

The successful candidate should hold, or be working towards, Level 3 Diploma in Heath and Social Care; however, full training and support will be given. If this sounds like the role for you, I’d be delighted to hear from you.”

Kate Cook, interim Manager

For more information, or for an informal chat, call Kate on 0191 264 8925.

Why work for us

We are a Living Wage employer – the first regional charity in the North East, delivering adult social care as part of our work, to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

As well as offering a competitive salary, we provide a number of benefits and wellbeing initiatives for our staff, including:

  • £350 welcome bonus
  • Enhanced overtime payment
  • 7 weeks annual leave
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Free uniform
  • Pension scheme contribution & Life Assurance
  • Interest free staff crisis loan
  • Further specialist training to develop your career
  • Refer a friend bonus of up to £1000
  • Blue Light discount service for emergency & social care staff
  • Employee discounts on over 130,000 shops and entertainment venues, including Tesco, Argos, cinemas and holidays
About us

The Alan Shearer Centre, part of St Cuthbert’s Care, is a highly specialist, residential, respite and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairment.