Residential Child Care Practitioner Based in numerous locations across Dumfries Competitive pay, training, childcare vouchers, discounts Will consider permanent, part-time and sessional workersAre you caring? Compassionate? Person-centred? These are just some of the qualities we are looking for within our new recruits at ACAD, part of the CareTech group.As part of the care team, you will consistently provide a high quality care experience for children and young people. To maintain a high standard of individual practice consistent with National Care Standards and SSSC codes of practice.Key Tasks:To work in a positive, respectful and empowering way with all young people in order to promote good relationships and encourage achievement.Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of any young people that you may come into contact with.To be fully aware of safeguarding and child protection issues.To fully understand the reporting process of child protection within the home.To understand the principals of safeguarding young people, staff and self To consistently and proactively ensure the therapeutic care of young people. To provide a positive role model and maintain high professional standards at all times.To maintain appropriate routines, limits and boundaries for the young people.Programme ParticipationTo act, where appropriate, as key worker to a particular young person in order to provide support and ensure the implementation of their Child Plan. Promote young people’s participation, to ensuring young people are actively involved in the environment and day to day activities of the home. To attend child care reviews and contribute to the assessment and care planning process. To contribute to the development of daily programmes and individual/group plans. To interact on an individual and group basis with all young people. To ensure high standards of safe working practices are adhered to at all times. To actively participate in social, recreational and educational activities with the young people. To participate in and encourage the participation of the young people in the domestic tasks of the home in order to develop the self-care skills. Attend, participate and make productive use of supervision and staff meetings as required in the National Care Standards.EducationTo take an active interest in each young person’s educational development and achievements.To remain informed about educational matters and contribute to the development of educational opportunities inherent in the home. Assisting in health promotion and personal hygiene development of the young peopleSupporting young people with education in a non-teaching capacity Support for the Alternative Curriculum and Curriculum Enrichment.Report WritingTo maintain, where appropriate, all necessary records in a timely manner and to a high standard. To contribute to monthly reports on each young person. Participate in, and complete records for statutory reviews and meetings concerning the young people were requiredTake part in Handovers to and ensure all relevant information is shared with staff changing shifts.LiaisonTo liaise and contribute positively with parents and partners agencies to ensure that the best interests of the young people are respected and promoted at all times.Other To demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.To remain well informed about latest practice, research policy and legislative developments in relation to residential child care. To demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.To provide cover to other ACAD Residential houses when required.Undertake relevant training programmes as required by the Company, SSSC & National Care Standards and be responsive to own personal development.To work as part of a team with colleagues and other professional to meet the social, emotional and educational health and mental health needs of young people.Contribute to a culture of open and honest communicationAdapt and respond positively to changing patterns and work situations To ensure that you attend monthly CALM refreshersAwareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, children, young people, colleagues and yourselfYou must co-operate with the company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and condition.All successful candidates will be subject to a full DBS check.
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