MY Client, are a newly formed locally owned company led by a team who have been firmly established over 20 years as an Outstanding provider of services for Children in our sister organisation.
To support our ongoing development plans we are looking for suitably qualified and experienced Residential Support Workers to join our operational team in the Staffordshire area.
This is an opportunity for the right candidates to break ground with a new provision, setting the highest standards for recruitment, training and service delivery.
You will be part of a team working with children aged between 7-17 years old to provide a nurturing and positive parenting' environment and build positive relationships with the children in our care, meeting their needs, safeguarding them at all times, and working to the standards set in children's legislation and the homes working practices.
You should be trustworthy, honest, compassionate, and reliable.
All candidates must have a Level 4 Children's and Young People/Social Care Qualification (previously Level 3) or equivalent.
On a general basis your duties as a Senior Children Residential Care Worker will include:
· Creating a warm and caring environment for children who live with us in our various residential settings
· Providing support to children who may have been subject to abuse, neglect, or other issues
· Promoting the skills required to lead productive adult lives once the children we look after leave care
· Day to day duties of running a home such as: preparing meals, cleaning, school run, food shopping and engaging in recreational activities including holidays
· In the absence of the Shift Leader, you will be expected to lead the shift
· Supporting the Registered manager in their various tasks ensuring that care planning and assessment is delivered at an Outstanding level
On a more detailed basis: (This description is non-exhaustive).
·To assist in the smooth running of the home, being part of a multi-disciplinary team. Promoting a warm, caring safe and therapeutic environment.
·To know and follow the complaints procedures reporting complaints or untoward occurrences to management, be it from public, staff or children.
·To recognise the needs of the service provided by adopting a flexible attitude to work routines and shift patterns.
·To liaise with management and colleagues regarding issues within the home. Updating on progress or difficulties in relation to staff or children and to advise if management intervention is needed.
·To give support and advice to less experienced colleagues when the need arises, especially new staff members.
·Have the ability to communicate clearly, orally, written and IT.
·Assist the management of staff and resources.
·To know, understand, follow and promote the home's anti-discriminatory practice procedures.
·To attend staff supervision and staff meetings. To make use of all available training and staff development opportunities.
·To ensure domestic standards such as cooking and cleaning are set and monitored in such a fashion as to set a good example to the children.
·To give direction to co-workers as and when required.
·To be responsible for the professional supervision of some co-workers as directed by management.
·To promote the health, safety and welfare of all children, including the promotion of their physical, intellectual, social, behavioural and moral development to enable them to mature and develop as responsible members of the community.
·Ensure medical and dental treatments are arranged as necessary and complete relevant forms for the files.
·Liaise with family and other agencies to gather information to assist in assessing the needs of children. To discuss with them the philosophy of the home.
·To provide a stimulating environment for children and participate in their activities.
·To know, use and promote the home's child protection procedures at all times; developing a good awareness of child protection issues, assessing and recording risk. Reporting any child protection issues. Protecting each child and the group by providing supervision and control appropriate to their age and understanding.
·To provide security within relationships based on respect and trust and provide appropriate boundaries.
·Monitoring one's own behaviour and being aware of the effects it can have.
·Undertaking keyworker/co-worker roles and being responsible for the welfare of specific children.
·Maintaining daily records e.g. personal files, completing the daily log and all other logs etc contemporaneously and accurately.
·Working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to establish a programme to change children's behaviour patterns and attitudes when such behaviours are unacceptable or anti-social.
·Prepare and participate in care plans and reviews on children and produce reports for reviews, court etc.
·To prepare individual risk assessment and placement plans for children.
·Ongoing counselling and direct work for children.
·Ensuring an atmosphere of safety for all concerned, where the individual child is fully aware that staff are there to comfort them through the use of good communication skills and relationships.
·Teaching mutual respect for peers and staff.
This vacancy is advertised on behalf of gap personnel group (Quattro Recruitment Ltd & Quattro Healthcare Ltd) who operate as an Employment Business. gap personnel group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
The gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.
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