Residential Support Worker - 38 Week - Brighton
38 weeks per year – Term time only, plus 5 inset day
Salary St Johns Grade 6: minimum salary of £15,472.26 for term time contracts
Base St. John’s School & College (Seaford & Brighton)
Accountability Care Managers (Pre or Post 19)
Head of Care
Reports to Care Managers (Pre or Post 19)
Head of Care
Responsible for All Learners
Liaises with St. John’s Managers and staff teams
Care Workers work under specific supervision and guidance from The Care Management Team, Lead Residential Support Workers and Therapy teams to support the social and academic learning activities of residents, both in the residential houses and whilst out in community. Resident learners have a range of complex needs, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. Our aim is to support all residents to have equal opportunities to develop their independence & social skills in preparation for adult life. Functional literacy and numeracy are essential life skills for all our learners and we have an explicit expectation that all staff in learner facing roles will actively promote these skills.
This is an outline Job description and may be subject to change, according to the needs of the service, in consultation with the post holder. This job description details only the main duties & responsibilities of the post, it is not intended as an exhaustive list, the duties will be discussed at your performance management review and you are required to consider its content as part of any self-review process prior to a performance management interview.
This job description forms part of your Terms and Conditions of Employment and should be kept with a copy of your contract.
The role of Residential S Worker is important in ensuring that the School and College meets the educational, social, emotional and learning needs of all Learners. St. John’s aims to work on a ‘team approach’ but there are specific roles and responsibilities attached to this post.
Residential Support Workers shall have due regard to the following best practice requirements; having regard to and observing all matters relating to the St. John’s policies and procedures; having regard to, and observing all matters relating to the St. John’s supporting behaviour policy and, as an essential part of your work, demonstrate respect, and ensure dignity of the individual learners; promoting self-esteem, positive self-image and potential achievements. undertaking such duties as may be deemed appropriate by Line Manager be part of the organisation’s supervision and annual performance review programme; Maintain clear regular communication with relevant colleagues.
SECTION 1 - Specific Roles and Responsibilities
The Residential Support Worker shall be responsible for the following:
- Promote the rights of residents to be treated with dignity and respect in every aspect of their lives.
- Establish supportive relationships with residents and encourage the development of stable relationships between: residents and other staff, residents and their families and friends other residents and peers within St John’s.
- Promote the emotional health and self-esteem of resident young people and support them through changes in living circumstances and personal relationships.
- Support resident young people in making their own choices and decisions to the maximum of their capability, and ensure that the needs and wishes of residents are fully considered in any decision relating to them.
Ensure the protection of residents from significant harm, by exercising vigilance, observing changes in the residents’ behaviour or appearance, and complying fully with St John’s Child/Adult Safeguarding Policy, Professional Boundaries Policy and any Protection Plans.
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