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Children's Residential Care Officer.

Salary: £12.83ph – £24,700 (Average earnings of £28,000 plus £68 sleep in allowance averaging £4000 per year

Closing date: 31 January 2023.

Location: Newcastle. 

Hours: Full and part time roles available over a 7-day rota

Find your potential by helping others to reach theirs

  • Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting career with the salary to match?
  • Do you naturally have a caring nature?
  • Do you genuinely want to help make a difference to the lives of children who have experienced adversity and trauma?

If so, then we want to hear from you!

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.

Our employees are at the heart of our charity and we strive to support and retain our workforce by demonstrating our commitment to wellbeing, engagement and professional development. In return, some of the many benefits we offer include a £350 welcome bonus, generous annual leave entitlement, a day off for your birthday, contributory pension scheme, free counselling service and free life assurance.

If you would like to apply for this role: complete our online application form or send us your cv. If you require more information about the role please call 0191 228 8803 or email

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

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

About us

About us

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. To see our latest Annual Review please visit: