Job Title - Senior Residential Support WorkerFunction: To work as a senior member of residential support staff, leading the daily shifts and supporting residential support workers to safeguard children and provide then with the necessary support, care and guidance to enable them to live a positive and meaningful life as they approach adulthood.
Key Tasks:• To ensure that the home is run in accordance with all statutory, regulatory and standards requirements including: o Childrens Home Regulations 2015. o Care Standards Act 2000. o Our clients Policies and Procedure. • To ensure all young people have their needs met, their welfare promoted at all times and that they are safeguarded from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation. • To maintain standards of good practice at all times, establishing purposeful and constructive relationships and appropriate role modelling so as to assist with childrens development, activities, education. • To act as keyworker to young people, ensuring that all relevant young people's records are concise and kept up to date in line with the clients policies. • To support with the induction of new staff.• To assist the Deputy Manager and Registered Manager supervise staff members, monitor targets and complete appraisals. • To work to a Service Rota to secure 24 hour / 365 day service and to undertake sleep ins. • To attend childrens reviews, case conferences and planning meetings as necessary.• To contribute to the delivery of a coordinated service through effective multi-agency liaison with Social Workers, Personal Advisers, GP's, Looked After Children Nurses, Education staff and voluntary agencies, parents and carers. • To assist in supporting the referral and move-on processes and responding appropriately to requests for the service, within the context of our clients Service policies. • To organise and support structured activities. • To organise leisure activities as required in consultation with young people.• To respond and record any safeguarding issues in relation to young people in line with our clients policies.• To participate in and contribute to their own regular Supervision sessions, annual appraisal and service performance targets.• To ensure their communications contribute to an effective staff team. • To assist in ensuring that building, plant, equipment and furniture is well maintained, cleaned and cared for with appropriate input from young people.• To liaise in a professional manner at all times with neighbours and the local community; • To ensure a timely response to any young people's concerns. • To participate in and contribute to regular staff meetings. • To ensure that young people's Risk Assessments are kept up to date. • To set high standards in respect to their own professional conduct and development.
Essential Personal Attributes:Qualifications:• Relevant qualification or course attendance certificates • Level 3 NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social Care - Children and Young People • Good standard of secondary education • Driving Licence Experience• Minimum two years experience of working with children and young people • Relevant educational and or professional Qualification(s) Knowledge and Skills • Ability to relate to and communicate with young people • An understanding of a child's development including physical and emotional needs • Ability to identify the needs of young people • Ability to organise own workload and meet targets • Ability to contribute to a team approach to service delivery and problem solving • Understanding of Safeguarding young people • Understanding of equality and diversity • Microsoft Office Special Requirements • Excellent interpersonal skills; • An appropriate Enhanced DBS check; • Commitment to own personal development. Desirable Personal Attributes:Qualifications • Youth Work qualification • Relevant professional qualification Experience • Work with disadvantaged children or young people • Work with looked after children/young people • Relevant academic study in Higher Education Knowledge and Skills • Knowledge of child care legislation • Knowledge of looked after children/young people • Ability to communicate well with colleagues and other professionals • Presentation skills
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