Residential Child Care Worker MAH-Jobs
RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE WORKERS - CRANLEIGH, SURREY
Competitive salary and benefits
Our client is a residential school and home for learners (5-19) with moderate/severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and associated problems such as speech & language and other emotional and behavioral difficulties.
They are looking to recruit a number of resourceful and committed people to join their dynamic residential team in promoting outstanding care and development of the individual potential of young people. Experience is not essential as you will receive an excellent induction package with training and support given within our skilled and dedicated team. Own transport (or at least non-reliance on public transport) is required due to rural location of the School and working hours.
A competitive salary is on offer commensurate with this key position within a rewarding environment at this highly regarded Specialist School.
Main duties and responsibilities
Physical/Emotional/Social Needs of Learners
To be responsible for the emotional, social, physical needs and guidance of learners within your care and school as a whole.
To be responsible for assessing, monitoring and recording learner progress.
To be responsible with the teaching staff, speech therapy team and medical staff for contributions towards learner Annual reviews and Learner Inclusion and Achievement Meetings (LIAM).
To liaise with teaching and support staff to ensure there is an effective link to provide information about the care needs of each learner.
To read and review regularly all individual risk assessments for learners in your care.
To encourage the development of individual interests and attitudes.
Establish and maintain positive trusting relationships that promote a sense of security.
Provide firm, consistent boundaries in respect of their behaviour.
To supervise and assist learners with their personal care, needs and routines.
To ensure there are planned opportunities for learners to participate in a variety of leisure activities to meet individual needs.
To offer general practical advice to the learners as and when the need arises, providing opportunities for individual personal support.
Ensure medical help is provided in cases of illness and accidents.
Promote the development of a healthy lifestyle.
Assist learners in the development and sustaining of positive social networks.
To organise and participate in group activities and group holidays.
To assist and support learners through the process of leaving care.
Encourage learners to develop their full educational and vocational attainment.
To undertake in planning for and preparation of learners for admission or discharge to and from residential care.
Observe and assess the behaviour of learners.
To encourage choice and active participation in activities within the school and the local community.
To work as a member of the team to ensure the ongoing care, education and therapeutic intervention of learners maximises their potential.
To attend and contribute to staff meetings, this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care, education and therapies.
To follow policies and procedures for various duties as developed the school and care team.
To support less experienced staff from time to time as part of their induction in conjunction with Policies and Procedures.
To participate in a rota system and undertake sleep in duties as required.
To cover night shifts in the absence of waking night staff as part of a rota.
Make positive use of supervision and appraisal by Line Manager.
To show a willingness to undertake training as part of overall continuous professional development.
All staff are expected to undertake QCF level 3 (funded).
To participate in the administration, recording, storage of drugs and medicines and safekeeping of drug cupboard keys as required in accordance with school policy.
To take responsibility for learner health issues and inform the surgery team or Senior member of staff on call of any concerns.
To liaise with external agencies as required.
To adhere to school policy on Health and Safety and report any concerns
To contribute to the management of aggressive, obsessive and challenging behaviours in accordance with the School's Behaviour Management Policy, the Team Teach Approach and a Risk Assessment for individual learners.
To be conversant with the Admission Policy for placement of learners at the School.
To attend Annual Reviews, "Child in Need", "Looked After" Child Reviews as required.
To arrive at your place of work on time.
To report to the Safeguarding Team or deputies, incidences of suspected abuse and signs of non-accidental injury.
To report and record any incident or accident affecting any learner in the school.
To record relevant information in individual learner files.
To assist in maintaining effective liaison with staff colleagues, teachers,
support staff, parents and other professional agencies.
Compile reports, including annual reviews, LIAM, progress reports.
To undertake financial management and recording of day to day petty cash maintenance in accordance with financial procedures.