Residential Childcare Worker

Prohealth Scotland
£18000 - £22500/annum
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Residential House

Line managed by: Manager & Assistant Manager

Salary Scale: Full Time: £17,500-£22,500 Bank RoP: £7.63ph plus £0.82ph holiday pay

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Job Purpose

To be part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people, the aim being to ensure the physical, social and emotional care, and development of the children and young people and the establishment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

* Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of any young people that you may come into contact with.
* Work in accordance with Spark of Genius vision and aims
* To carry out duties in line with Spark of Genius policies and procedures
* To act as a key worker to specific young people
* Assisting in health promotion and personal hygiene development of the young people
* Work in line with young peoples care plans

* Promote young peoples participation, to ensuring young people are actively involved in the environment and day to day activities of the home.
* To comply with the code of conduct as require by the SSSC
* To understand the principals of safeguarding young people, staff and self
* To have an up to date knowledge of current Legislation and Guidelines.
* Take part in Handovers to and ensure all relevant information is shared with staff changing shifts.
* Contribute to a culture of open and honest communication
* Adapt and respond positively to changing patterns and work situations

* To ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people through the night time period.
* To implement intervention strategies in line with training provided which includes a physical element as a last resort.
* To be fully aware of safeguarding and child protection issues.
* To fully understand the reporting process of child protection within the home.

* To have a full understanding of the emergency call out procedures of the house
* To promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines within the house.
* To work in line with young peoples care and placement plans
* To work in accordance with the national care standards and co-operate with any inspection process
* Provide a positive role model for the young people, presenting yourself in an highly professional manner
* Work in partnership with families and other agencies to the benefit of the young people
* Participate in, and complete records for statutory reviews and meetings concerning the young people were required
* Undertake relevant training programmes as required by the Company, SSSC & National Care Standards and be responsive to own personal development.

* Complete and maintain administrative records as required by the home
* Provide and participate in leisure activities and holidays in line with the care, placement plans and risk assessments of the young people were required.

* Develop effective professional working relationships with colleagues, children and families and maintain these relationships.
* Attend, participate and make productive use of supervision and staff meetings as required in the National Care Standards.
* To work as part of a team with colleagues and other professional to meet the social, emotional and educational health and mental health needs of young people.

* Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, children, young people, colleagues and yourself
* You must co-operate with the company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions
* Supporting young people with education in a non-teaching capacity
* Support for the Alternative Curriculum and Curriculum Enrichment.
* The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.
* To provide cover to other Spark of Genius Residential houses when required.
* Any other reasonable management instruction