Secure Care Officer - Working with Children

Employer
Undisclosed Company
Location
Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
Salary
£27527.34 - £33000.00 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Sector
Property
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
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Secure Care Officer - Working with Children

Location: Milton Keynes

Starting salary £27,527.34 per annum rising to £33,000.00 per annum after successfully passing a 6-month probation period.

Full-Time - average 40 hours per week

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, free meals whilst on shift, set monthly shift patterns, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and extensive training and development.

Secure Care Officers are key to the effective running of this Secure Training Centre.

We are looking for people who can fit naturally into this role. There is no such thing as a 'typical' Officer and we encourage applications from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate the integrity, resilience and strong communications skills needed to thrive in this role.

Some of the responsibilities of this exciting and challenging role are;

  • Motivate, support and care for children to provide a stable and secure educational and residential environment which promotes anti-offending behaviour to develop life skills, manage their own behaviour and enhance their effective resettlement on release
  • Building mutual trust and respect with the children so that they respond positively and appropriately to information and guidance
  • Defining structures and boundaries, and role-modelling positive behaviours, to set clear expectations of the children in our care
  • Monitoring and managing the behaviour of the children to minimise incidents and improve standards of behaviour

The Ideal Candidate

The children in your care will have a variety of different needs and it will be your role to ensure those individuals are treated with dignity and respect, whilst having the ability to set boundaries, maintain a consistent approach and manage the behaviours of children in our care with professional authority.

This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for children to develop their life skills, address the behaviours that have led them into custody and effectively re-integrate them into mainstream society on release.

It is imperative that you consider yourself to be effective and resilient under pressure and ready to manage the ever-changing dynamic of working with people, many of whom may have a history of unpredictable behaviour. This can, at times feel challenging to manage, and whilst we pride ourselves on teamwork and support, it is important to acknowledge that this can be a high-pressured environment.

Safeguarding children is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore, we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our values are at the centre of all we do.​

As part of your new role with us, you will be required to attend a comprehensive 8-week induction and training programme designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver every aspect of being an effective Officer. The training will be full time Monday to Friday.

You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process for the role.

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