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Senior Children's Residential Care Officer

Salary: £14.03 per hour, £27,000- average £30,000 + £5k sleep in and welcome bonus of up to £350.

Plus £68 sleep-in payment. 

Closing date:  30th November 2023. 

Location: Working in our residential children’s home in Newcastle. 

Hours: 37 hours per week (Full time). Enhanced overtime rate

Please note: We currently do not offer international visa sponsorship

The role

We are looking to recruit a senior residential care officer to join our dynamic and committed team working with children and young people based in Newcastle.

Through individual practice and effective management, you will provide a safe, nurturing environment where children feel safe, loved, happy, healthy, and able to develop, thrive and fulfil their potential experience of direct work with children and young people, in a residential setting, with complex emotional and behavioural needs as well as working knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children is essential.Ideally, you should possess a Diploma level 3 Children and Young people or an equivalent qualification. Hours of work will be 37 hours per week over a 7-day rota basis including sleep-in duties.

For more information about this post, please download a job description

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 8005.

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

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
  • 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


If you would like to discuss further call our recruitment line on 0191 228 8803 or alternative email