Secure Care Officer

Posted 05 November 2021
Salary£27000 - £33000 per year
LocationMilton Keynes
Job type Permanent
DisciplinePermanent Recruitment
ReferenceMP79518CT2314-SCO0511
Contact NameTracey Clarke

Job description

We are looking for Secure Care Officers to work in a Young Offenders unit in Milton Keynes

Salary- Starting at £27,527 and rising to £33,000 after probation.

Secure Care Officer

This role is working in a secure setting within a young offenders unit in Milton Keynes.

We are recruiting for 20 Secure Care Officers in Milton Keynes for our client. You will be looking after, supervising, educating and building bonds with adolescents who are being rehabilitated. This role will be challenging yet significantly more rewarding. We are looking for a variety of individuals who have a passion for helping younger individuals and assisting in the process of getting them back into society. This means we are open to people who have worked in various backgrounds such as care, social work, education, coaching, hospitality or even retail.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who is good at empathising with anyone and is resilient, patient, and compassionate. These characteristics are much more important to us than the experience and background you come from because this role is all about using your personality to change these adolescents look on life by being the ideal role model. As long as you have worked with children before, this job could be suitable for you.

We encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, who can demonstrate integrity and great communication skills. If you think this sounds like you than you might just excel in this job role.

Your daily routine will consist of helping to create a safe, secure environment for these young individuals aged 12 to 18 years who have been detained. Not only that, but you will also be helping create an atmosphere of trust for these adolescents so that you are seen as someone they go to in need of emotional support. This is what makes the biggest difference in maximising the chances of them not re-offending. 

Working directly with these young people, your responsibilities will include:

  • Motivate, support and care for 12 to 18 year olds.
  • 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.
  • Establish mutual trust and respect to ensure a positive and appropriate response to information and guidance.
  • Set out structures and boundaries by actively showing positive behaviours to demonstrate clear expectations for the young individuals in our care.
  • Manage and monitor the behaviour to minimise incidents and emergencies by defusing challenging situations quickly, efficiently and smoothly. Therefore, improving standards of behaviour.

What you get in return:

  • Starting salary £27,527 rising to £33,000 after successfully passing a 6 month probation period.
  • Full time – average 40 hours per week (shift times vary on either morning, afternoon or days)
  • Shift times available are: 7:00-15:15 or 13:45-22:00 or 16:00-22:00
  • Extensive Training and development
  • 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

To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years. 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.

If this role seems like it would be suitable for you, let us know and apply!