Children's Resource Centre Opportunities

Opportunities available to work with children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs to support and help them to reach their full potential.

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The future is bright at our Children's Resource Centres - join us as we empower and support children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs and inspire them to reach their full potential.

We support children and young people with complex disabilities and health care needs between the ages of five and eighteen across North Yorkshire. We also help the families of the children we support through offering overnight short breaks, day care, overnight care, support in the community, holiday programmes and services available to assist carers in the evenings and weekends. 

We pride ourselves on working collectively as a team to deliver high levels of service.

Across the service we provide an opportunity for children to socialise, develop new skills, visit different places, and experience a range of activities within the units and the community. They are enabled and encouraged to contribute to the local community, whilst building relationships with others and practice having a voice in the planning of their care and future. 

At the core of our work is the belief that children and young people deserve to receive the outstanding care and support they need to live and reach their full potential.

We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to meet their diverse range of needs, interests and backgrounds. We focus on the strengths and positive attributes of the children to encourage the growth of self-esteem and empowerment and support them to develop to their full potential.

Opportunities at our Children's Resource Centres

Role summary

Job title: Cook - Cherry Tree Lodge (Scarborough)
Salary: £19,171 to £20,042 per annum pro rata
Location: Cherry Tree Lodge, Scarborough
Hours: 18.5
Weekend working: Yes
Contract: Permanent 

Role details

Cherry Tree Lodge is a registered short breaks home for children and young people with disabilities located in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

We are currently looking for a cook to join our friendly and supportive team on a permanent basis working 18.5 hours per week. 

If you have passion for cooking to a high standard and can adapt to the varying needs of our children and young people this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

As cook you will be responsible for providing a wide variety of home cooked, nutritious meals which will promote healthy lifestyles. You will also need to ensure individual special dietary requirements are met. You will be required to run the kitchen, keep accurate records and ensure all Health & Safety and Infection Control policies and procedures are followed. You will be given the opportunity to complete all necessary training for the role.

You will be required to work two weekends in four.

If you are interested in picking up relief hours as a cook please also apply via this application.

For an informal discussion please contact Carol Jagger on 01609 535428, 07980 717987 or email carol.jagger@northyorks.gov.uk

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Interview date: TBC (venue - Cherry Tree Lodge Children's Centre)

Apply

Apply - Cook - Cherry Tree Lodge (Scarborough)

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receiving your application we will be in touch to shortlist. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should we appoint to the roles required.

Role summary

Job title: Resource Centre Worker - Cherry Tree Lodge (Scarborough)
Salary: £20,493 to £24,982 per annum pro rata
Location: Cherry Tree Lodge, Scarborough (rated outstanding by Ofsted)
Hours: Various (full-time and part-time)
Contract: Fixed term

Role details

We provide residential care for over-nights short breaks for children with disabilities as well as day care. The type of work varies and involves working shifts covering a 24 / 7 rota including weekends and bank holidays. Staff work 26 weekends per year. Weekend working, bank holiday, sleep in and night working allowances are also paid where worked.

You will be expected to deliver a high standard of care in line with children homes regulations to children who may have a combination of complex health needs, learning disability, autism and complex behaviour support needs. You should have knowledge of the needs of disabled children and their families and have had previous experience of working in a regulated child care setting or similar environment.

Confidence, professionalism, sensitivity (supporting with personal care), willingness to learn, empathy and a desire to help children achieve their full potential are key alongside a good sense of fun, energy and being a strong team player. A good working knowledge of care standards and the Ofsted inspection framework that govern the service we provide are also vital. Experience of working with children and young people is key and if you can demonstrate how you meet the high standards in the job description then please apply. 

We need people who are skilled at being able to engage and form positive relationships with children from five to 18 years old, who have varied communication and emotional needs and / or complex health needs, and may present behaviour that is a challenge to the service.

Comprehensive training will be provided and will form part of a support package that includes regular professional supervision. You will receive support from a dedicated team of professionals who have extensive experience, skills and knowledge in this field.
 
It is required by Ofsted that you hold or are willing to work towards an occupational qualification at level 3 (diploma) working with children.

For an informal discussion please contact Carol Jagger on 01609 535428, 07980 717987 or email carol.jagger@northyorks.gov.uk

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Interview date: TBC

Apply

Apply - Resource Centre Worker - Cherry Tree Lodge (Scarborough)

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receiving your application we will be in touch to shortlist. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should we appoint to the roles required.

Role summary

Job title: Resource Centre Worker - waking nights, Morton-on-Swale (Northallerton)
Salary: £20,493 to £24,492 per annum pro rata
Location: Morton-on-Swale Children’s Resource Centre
Hours: Part time waking nights - 65 nights per year (roughly 12 hours per week)
Contract: Permanent

Role details

Morton-on-Swale Children’s Resource Centre provides support to children and young people with disabilities by offering short breaks and day care to them and support them to access local facilities, and have adventures. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about involving all of our young people within the community and in centre based activities.

Many young people we support have autism with varying levels of challenging behaviours. Some young people have complex health needs requiring additional support with moving and transferring, and some medical procedures for which you would receive training.

The role requires staff to work shifts including early mornings, evenings, sleep ins and waking nights as appropriate to the post they apply to.

About you

We are looking for part time, relief and waking night staff to join our committed team at Morton-on-Swale Children’s Resource Centre. 

We need passionate, committed, creative, enthusiastic and highly skilled child focussed professionals with a positive approach and an understanding of safeguarding practice in a registered childcare setting. You should be an effective communicator who can adapt the way you communicate to engage young people who may not use words to speak.

You should have a level 3 Diploma in Childcare (NVQ3 equivalent) or the willingness to complete an apprenticeship as part of your role to a level 4 standard.

You will need to demonstrate good recording skills, IT skills and an ability to work within professional boundaries.

In return for your commitment to us, you will work within a supportive and child focussed team, receive regular training, supervision, appraisal and have lots of fun.

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities further please contact Lisa Forbes (Manager) on 01609 532129.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Interview date: TBC

Apply

Apply - Resource Centre Worker - Morton-on-Swale (Northallerton)

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receiving your application we will be in touch to shortlist. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should we appoint to the roles required.

Role summary

Job title: Resource Centre Worker - Nidderdale (Harrogate)
Salary: £20,493 to £24,982 per annum pro rata
Location: Nidderdale Children's Resource Centre, Ripon Road, Harrogate
Hours: Various (full time days, part time days and 30 hour waking night position)
Contract: Established

Role details

The future is extremely bright at the award winning Nidderdale Children’s Resource Centre, join us as we empower and support children and young people with complex health needs, disability and autism.

We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that we have sound knowledge of the children we are caring for and are able to meet their diverse range of needs, interests and backgrounds. We focus on the strengths and positive attributes of the children to encourage the growth of self-esteem and empowerment and support them to develop to their full potential.

The role of Resource Centre Worker is invaluable, rewarding, complex and challenging, you will play an essential role in providing support and direct care to children and young people, and subsequently build empathetic respectful relationships.

At times this role may be challenging but you will be supported through a comprehensive programme which ensures new recruits have a thorough induction which includes training, shadowing experienced staff and competency testing. An extensive review of performance and capability takes place during the probation period for new starters. This makes sure staff are safe and ready to take on their roles in caring for children and young people.

We have been Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ for four years providing a highly effective service that consistently exceed the standards of good.

We have full time hours available and will consider part time hours too. This role is working a variety of shifts Monday to Sunday, this will include evenings and two weekends a month. We offer short breaks for children and young people from Nidderdale but we also run a holiday club, an outreach service in Skipton, go on lots of residential holidays and run a fully accessible festival every year.

To informally discuss this role or to find out further information please contact 01609 533044 and ask to speak to Jane Clarke, Registered Manager or Zoe Allen, Deputy Childrens Resource Centre Manager or Steve Olden, Deputy Childrens Resource Centre Manager. You can also contact us by email: katherine.clarke@northyorks.gov.ukzoe.allen@northyorks.gov.uksteve.olden@northyorks.gov.uk.

 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
  • Interview date: TBC

Apply

Apply - Resource Centre Worker - Nidderdale (Harrogate)

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application. Upon receiving your application we will be in touch to shortlist. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should we appoint to the roles required.

Living in North Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. 

Photographs of Whitby Abbey and Ribblehead Viaduct.North Yorkshire natural beauty is captured in its three areas of Outstanding Natural Parks, National Nature Reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2019. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators; 

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors (life satisfaction, happiness).

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Photographs of Malham Cove and the sunset from Scarborough beach.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) March 2019 bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.  

In addition the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train. 

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location.

Great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

If you can help us make a difference to young people - we want to hear from you.

Application tips

Before completing your application please ensure that you read the job description and person specification carefully - the information within these documents can be used as a guide for you to complete your supporting evidence section within your application. This section is very important and will play a key role in the success of your application so please take you time when completing it. Please note to be successfully shortlisted, managers will use your supporting evidence and will not consider any CVs uploaded.

If you are having any difficulties completing your application and would like some advice on this please contact Resourcing Solutions via resourcingsolutions@northyorks.gov.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!