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Children's Home - Senior Residential Care Officer

Salary: From 1 April 2024: £15.60 per hour (£30,000 per annum)
plus enhanced overtime and sleep-in payments of £68.00 per sleep-in 

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

Closing date: 31 March 2024. 

Location: Residential children’s home in Sunderland. 

Hours: 37 hours per week. 

Please note: We currently do not offer international visa sponsorship.

Can you help children reach their full potential? 

We are keen to recruit someone who has an excellent understanding of developmental trauma with direct experience of working with children and young people within a residential setting. The ideal candidate will hold a Level 3 Diploma (minimum) in Children and Young People or equivalent qualification and will be committed to achieving excellence in all that they do.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people who display challenging and difficult behaviours; have knowledge, experience and understanding of child protection and experience of leading and supervising a team. 

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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
  • Refer a friend scheme bonus of £1000
  • Tech scheme
  • Free staff counselling service
  • Blue Light discount offering shopping discounts on thousands of stores
  • Charity workers’ discount
  • Free life assurance
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.