Senior Support Worker

Recruiter
TGI Social Care
Location
Kendal
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
11 Dec 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Residential Support Worker to effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas within the Senior Residential Support Worker role in the home.

To ensure effective service delivery with a view to supporting the positive development of the children/young people, staff, service and organisation.

You will be responsible for actively safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children/young people in the home. You will also be required to promote structure, boundaries and routines within the home and support the young people with their day to day activities.

Supporting the Needs of Children and Young People:

Through individual practice and the effective management of a team, actively support the positive holistic development of the children/young people within the home. To actively safeguard and promote the welfare of the children/young people. To ensure the ongoing assessment of children and young people’s needs in day to day practice. Ensure all staff practice is in line with best practice and the children and young people’s Care and Placement Plans. Actively promote structure, boundaries and routines within a safe and nurturing environment. Take responsibility for the effective and efficient running of shifts including the planning and facilitation of activities. Provide a positive role model for the young people, presenting oneself in a highly professional manner. As required work with young people on intervention strategies to promote pro-social behaviour. Ensure the delivery of all key worker areas and responsibilities including delivery of direct work.

Regulatory and Administrative:

Ensure effective service delivery in line with the policies and procedures of the Home and the Company. To work in accordance with the Children’s Homes Regulations, other statutory guidance, and co-operate with any inspection process. Oversee, write and edit all reports when submitted for meetings and reviews. Monitor and maintain administrative requirements ensuring compliance with policy and regulation. Take responsibility for having sound working knowledge of key policies and procedures including Safeguarding, Fire and Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work

Personal Development and Team Membership:

Represent the home at reviews and or meetings. Undertake relevant training programmes as required by governing regulation, guidance, and the Company. At all times promote and ensure anti-discriminatory practices. Oversee, supervise, appraise and develop the skills of staff in their working practice. Work in partnership and develop professional working relationships with colleagues, other agencies and professionals to meet the needs of young people and their families. Fulfil sleep-in duties in accordance with the agreed rota. To show a willingness to undertake appropriate training as part of overall professional development. To carry out any other reasonable and relevant duties as required including deputising in the absence of senior colleagues.

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