Child and Youth Care Worker (Annualised Hours) (Nights)
Various Locations

Job reference: 000117

Closing date: 12/03/2021

Salary: £23,249 - £33,202 per annum (SCP 23 – 35) dependent on qualifications and experience

Employment type: Permanent

Services: Care – Residential Services

Hours per week: 1924 hours per annum, Average of 37 hours per week on a flexible basis, including weekends

Company: Kibble Education and Care Centre

Services:                   Early Years to Young Adults
Responsible To:      Service Manager

Pension, holidays (up to 40 days per year) and employee benefits including cash4health, employee assistance programme, free parking, free meals, gym membership plus access to onsite physio.

About Kibble
As a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise, we empower young people through care, education and support. Many of the young people we care for have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We give them consistent love and care, an inspiring education, and the therapeutic supports to help them achieve their best. By providing a safe, stable environment that is both nurturing and therapeutic, alongside a robust support network, we provide young people with opportunities and encourage them to believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and realise their own self-worth.

Before applying to work at Kibble, take the opportunity to learn about us, what we do, our exceptional staff and the recent goings-on Kibble wide. There’s a lot to catch up on as we’ve been helping young people for over 160 years.

Kibble Employee Benefits
Find out more about the exceptional benefits that come with working for Kibble. We are committed to the professional development of staff and provide opportunities for further education and qualifications. As well as fully supporting employee health and wellbeing.

About The Role
What is the Job Function?

Supported by the Centre’s Night Service Managers you will work across the Centre’s Residential and Community Based Services.  You will have responsibility for the safety and well-being of our young people throughout the night.  This can be a vulnerable time for our young people and as such you will have the skills and abilities to be able to support our young people through times of crisis.

Annualised Hours Explained
The full-time, annualised hours contract will reduce the need for you to work overtime. Extra hours will only attract overtime payments once you have exceeded full-time hours at the end of each financial year, at which time you will be paid at the appropriate rate for any excess hours. Full-time hours equal 1,924 hours per year (1 April – 31 March 

About You
Who are we looking for?

To be successful you must be able to:

•    Relate to children and young people in a way that promotes their trust and involvement.

•    Respond positively and calmly to physical and verbal aggression.

•    Understand the dynamics of relationships between the young people in the house and in the community, ensuring that action is taken to stop bullying, prevent isolation, avoid unhelpful friendships or pressure for sexual activities or substance, drugs and alcohol misuse.

•    Establish relationships with young people within which incidents of physical, emotional or mental abuse can be revealed.

•    Understand the roles and responsibilities of all individuals, groups and organisations that are involved in the care of the young people both within and outwith the Centre. 

•    Work unsupervised and on own initiative.

•    Communicate clearly and precisely orally and in writing both within the Centre and with external agencies.

•    Co-work with representatives from other agencies e.g. social work, educational psychologist, psychiatrist.  The co-working will involve objective and clear representation of the needs and progress of the child or young person as well as the policies, procedures and practices of the Centre.

•    Display a knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation.  In addition, the Child and Youth Care Worker will understand the stages of human growth and development, the causes and outcomes of offending behaviour and the dynamics of inter-personal relationships.

•    Manage and motivate self in forming and sustaining relationships with children and young people, in working with internal and external colleagues and in undertaking administrative and allied duties.

What qualification and experience are we looking for?

•    As a minimum you will have an HNC in Social Care or an SVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent.

•    Be registered with the SSSC, preference will be given to those candidates who are already eligible for unconditional registration.

•    Two years experience of working within the social care sector is essential.

•    Previous experience of working within residential child care is desirable.

•    Be willing to work in any service including the Safe Centre or Community Based Services.

•    Possess a full driving licence, and be willing and able to drive school transport, unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances.


1.    Annualised staff will be employed on a flexible rota that will be subject to change, in accordance with the needs of the Centre.

2.    This job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the post holder at the present time, however, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post.

3.    Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.

4.    The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership.  Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.

5.    Prior to commencing in post, you will be required to undertake Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training. The successful candidate must be able to participate fully in this training and be prepared to put this training into practice.

6.    Appointments will be subject to a twelve-month probationary period.


The closing date for this job has now passed.