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Children's Home - Children's Residential Care Officer

Salary: £14.10 per hour
(£27,129 per annum) plus enhanced overtime and sleep-in rate paid at £68.00 per sleep-in

This role also attracts a Welcome Bonus of up
to £350.

Closing date: 14 May 2024
Please note, St Cuthbert’s Care reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications is received prior to the closing date.

Location: Residential children’s home in Darlington

Hours: 37 hours per week (Full time). 

Find your potential by helping others to reach theirs
Do you genuinely want to help make a difference to the lives of children who have experienced adversity and trauma?

We are looking for people who are passionate and enthusiastic about enhancing the lives of children and young people in our care. As one of our Residential Care Officers, you will support children and young people with complex emotional and behavioural needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle by advising, educating and promoting positive choices. You will also be responsible for helping us to deliver high quality residential provision to maintain our Ofsted rating of Outstanding.

Ideally, you will have experience of working in children’s residential care or possess transferable skills from a similar role. However, it is more important that your values align with those of our charity and the requirements of Ofsted and that you have integrity and a strong desire to help others.

As an integral part of our care team, you will immediately benefit from our structured training programme and be fully supported to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People if you don’t already hold this qualification.

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Why join St Cuthbert’s Care?

St Cuthbert’s Care is a values-based, registered social care charity, committed to enabling people to reach their personal potential.

The charity’s areas of work include nursing homes for older people, children in care and services for people with disabilities.

We are proud to be 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.

Further information on our work can be found in our Annual Review.

We offer our staff a range of additional benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, including a day off for your birthday
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Staff savings scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tech scheme
  • Free staff counselling service
  • Blue Light discount offering shopping discounts on thousands of stores
  • Charity workers’ discount
  • Free life assurance
  • Earn money and rewards with the Care Friends App

How to apply for this job:

To apply for this vacancy, please complete our online application form. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

If you would like to discuss your application further, please call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternatively email

Please note: We are unable to employ candidates requiring international visa sponsorship.