Residential Support Worker
Our client is currently recruiting experienced Residential Support Workers to join a growing team based in Middlesbrough.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a friendly team providing a safe, stabilising and nurturing environment to protect vulnerable individuals especially those with autism and emotional, psychological, behavioral and social needs, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
The role offers full time roles with development opportunities and an outstanding training package.
You will have a proven track record of working with young adults in a similar role and hold a Level 2 Diploma/NVQ in Children and Young People.
To be considered for this role you will have the following;
• Studying toward or completed Level 2 NVQ/Diploma Children and Young people
• Minimum 6 months experience in a similar role
• Availability/flexibility to work on a rota basis including weekend, Evening & Bank Holiday
To assist children and young people with activities of daily life and living as per assessment and care plan completed by the Service Manager or Director of Operations.
All duties will be varied and personalised to the children and young people's needs these may include:
• General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc, and helping young people to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives
• Facilitating meaningful activities for all young people
• Ensuring a balanced healthy lifestyle for all young people
• Promoting physical and emotional wellbeing for each young person
• Providing emotional and behavioural support as needed for each young person
• Facilitating socialisation and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, accessing community activities and social groups.
• Monitoring progress and completing records daily
• Liaising with families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each child or young person.
• Empathising and actively listening in a sensitive manner while assessing appropriate additional support where necessary
• Supporting access to appropriate health care provision, enabling informed choice and seeking advice where necessary
• Creating opportunities for children and young people to develop establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks, which encourage greater participation and integration in their chosen communities.
• Carrying out duties as the Service Manager reasonably requires
• All staff would be expected at all times to:
• Preserve independence & dignity as much as possible
• Managing any personal care with both dignity and respect
• Report any issues or concerns to the shift leader or manager as appropriate
• Observe and report on the children and young persons mental and physical wellbeing
• Read and abide by the care plan
• Supporting and and develop a good understanding of each young person
• Report within timescale any areas of risk, not previously identified, to manager
• Maintain confidentiality and commit to not divulge information to third parties unless consent to share information has been given in writing and agreed with the Service Manager
• Work in accordance with their job description; contract of employment and any policies and guidelines.
• To promote equal opportunities and respect diversity, culture and different values
• To work in accordance with the Health & Safety Act.
• To contribute to the overall development of the service and at all times promote a positive image of the service and the young people.
• To participate in training allocated and provided internally and by external trainers.
• To prepare, attend and engage in regular supervisions, appraisals and performance review accepting and providing positive and constructive feedback.