Application deadline 25th September 2019
Job reference CYSS000475
Job location East Riding of Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37
Salary £21,166

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Rota basis

Hours per week: 37

Service Area: Children, Young People, Support and Safeguarding

Place of Work: Pocklington


Imagine the difference you could make?


We are seeking to recruit two full time Care Officers to join the Croft Residential Children’s home


The successful candidates will be child centred practitioners who understands the unique role residential care has in supporting our most vulnerable children to achieve their potential.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council is an innovative Local Authority which constantly strives to improve the standard of services provided to children and families in our area. Our vision is to ensure that vulnerable children and young people receive excellent placements and support to keep them safe and to make sure they reach their full potential. We are responding to the challenges we face with energy and innovation.


The outcome of our last Ofsted inspection found that services for vulnerable children across the East Riding were judged to be “good” with “outstanding” features. Inspectors found that “vulnerable children in the East Riding receive good quality, well co-ordinated support that safeguards them well and improves their lives”.  We are continuing our commitment to further improve our services supported by the Council with increased investment and we are strengthening our capacity to deliver high quality services. Children’s Social Care and Corporate Parenting services have also been recently awarded Partner in Practice status and are embarking on a period of creative service development and delivery including exciting Edge of Care support

The Croft Children’s Home is currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted – February 2019.


Vacancy Details:

This role of the Care Officer in the Children’s Home is crucial in supporting and nurturing our looked after children.


You will be passionate about ensuring our most vulnerable children are supported to achieve their full potential.  You will be an innovative and creative child centred practitioner who is capable of becoming part of a team working with teenagers aged 14yrs to 17yrs in a residential Looked After setting. This includes ensuring the day to day welfare and care of young people who may show challenging behaviour. The post will be on a rota basis including weekend work and sleep in duties. The successful candidate will have experience of working with children or young people


The successful candidates will have QCF level 3 or equivalent or be willing to work towards it.


If you are a dedicated professional who wants to make a difference for children looked after and enjoy the rewards of this challenging work, please contact Robert Bridgett on 01759 303325.


Key benefits of working for East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

  • Strong management support at all levels
  • Regular reflective supervision
  • Use of evidence based practice models
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to children and families
  • ‘My Time Active’ Leisure Pass (free access to ERYC Leisure Centre facilities as part of role).


This post is subject to Enhanced DBS checks.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.


Closing date: 25/09/2019

Interview date: 02/10/2019


Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:

Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size enter size of file here kb)


Information for applicants – External (PDF file, download size 15kb)


Internal Candidates

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