Job Details - Residential Recovery & Intervention Officers X 3 Positions

Residential Recovery & Intervention Officers X 3 Positions

Ref: HRA1071/7229

Salary: £23,369 to £26,317 per annum (SCP 16-22)
Closing Date: 12:00, 25 September 2019



Do you want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged, troubled and troublesome children? Do you want to effectively work directly with children in a structured, therapeutic way? Do you want to contribute to an environment of continuous development to improve the life changes of children? Do you want to work as part of a team that works collectively to positively change attitudes and behaviours with children? Do you want to work in a successful Centre that ensures the needs of children remains the focus of its Role and Function? Do you want to develop your own skills and abilities through personal development and training opportunities?

Then join us at Hillside Secure Centre which provides a high quality of care and education for up to 22 young people, aged 12-17 years, within three secure living units.

We take an eclectic therapeutic approach through direct work supported by a Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Drug Counselling Services. We provide a comprehensive range of education, vocational and recreational learning opportunities to enable an effective response to the identified needs of young people.

We are looking for individuals who have energy, patience, flexibility and understanding, who also have experience of working with young people, preferably within a residential setting. You will also have personal skills, abilities and knowledge in many aspects of child care, youth justice and specialist fields of work with young people. It is also essential that the post holder is able to do shift work, weekend duties and sleeping in duties on a rota basis.

This vacancy has an age restriction of 21 years and above in line with the Welsh Government’s National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes, Section 20.

We welcome applications from males as they are currently under-represented within the Hillside workforce.

The post holders will contribute through a team approach to the effective and efficient running of the Unit, undertaking tasks and work with young people enabling positive change in their behaviour, attitude, helping them to cope better with life.

The successful candidates will be required to comply with the requirements of registration set out by Social Care Wales.

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

The recruitment process for these posts will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Deborah Morgan, Assistant Manager, Operations on Tel: 01639 641648.

These post are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure.

You may apply by picking up an application pack, by e-mail at or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title and reference number.

Welsh : Not required

If you wish to conduct this process in Welsh, please contact the Employment Support Team on

Hours:37 hours per week
Contract:PERMANENT 37 Hours per Week (Shift work, weekend duties and sleeping in duties on a rota basis)