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Residential Care Worker

Company: Company Confidential

Location: Newtown UK

Date Posted: Oct 02, 2014

You must have Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care Children & Young People (previously NVQ Level 3) for this position. You must have your own car. You must have previous experience in a similar role or as a Residential Care Worker.Shift Patterns 2 on 4 off. Comprehensive training package to include support to complete a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Childcare.1. Job PurposeTo play a full and effective role as a member of the staff team, providing high-quality assessment and residential care for young people.Key Outputs1. To provide assessment and care to the appropriate standards - physical, behavioural and emotional;2. To utilise effectively the physical and financial resources of the Home;3. To contribute to the development and effective delivery of Child Care practice 4. To assist the Care Manager in operating systems and processes within the Home which reflect the companys aims, objectives and philosophies as laid down in the relevant manuals.Key Activities1. To contribution to the normal development of the young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle, a variety of stimulating activities and a consistent and caring adult model;Professional child care practice2. To be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected following safeguarding procedures;3. To be sensitive to the needs of individual young people, taking account of race, culture, language, and religion;4. To talk and listen to the young people, observing their behaviour and recording significant features;5. To contribute to care planning, participating in reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation of care plans;6. To work as intensively as appropriate with individual young people depending on their needs and the wishes of the Local Authority responsible;7. To provide additional support and comfort to young people under stress;8. To control young people who need bounds set to their behaviour;9. To provide for the young people’s physical needs as necessary, for example by cooking, washing, ironing, shopping, budgeting, or by enabling the purchase of household items;10. To ensure that every young person is treated fairly and as an individual entitled to respect and dignity.11. To act as a member of the staff team, supporting colleagues and being prepared to receive support as necessary;Relations with colleagues12. To participate in staff meetings as required;13. To act flexibly, within reasonable bounds, in order to ensure the necessary cover for the residential home;14. To inform colleagues of recent developments, for example during hand-over.15. To share in the practical activities necessary to maintain a home;Household responsibilities16. To set high standards in home-making;17. To care for the fabric, equipment and grounds;18. To be accountable for monies allocated for specific purposes.19. To keep abreast of good practice in order to develop skills, knowledge and experience in accordance with the personal development contract;Personal20. To make regular use of supervision;21. To be open to systematic personal review and improvement, including the development of an understanding of the dynamics of intensive therapeutic work;22. Report to line management, or other appropriate person, any malpractices or evidence that is suggestive of it.Additional Responsibilities• To model a robust commitment to safeguarding actively promoting the welfare of children and young people within the company.• Complying with the Data Protection Act 1998 principals where applicable• Commitment to Equality and Diversity in all areas of work View full job description
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