Overview

RESDIENTIAL SUPPORT WORKER

Job Title                          Residential Support Worker

Responsible to              Home Manager/Deputy

Internal contacts          Other staff within the care team

External contacts         Relatives of children and young people/Authorities/Regulatory inspectors/

inspection bodies/All relevant local bodies

JOB ROLE

To provide a safe, caring and therapeutic environment within the House to ensure that there is a high quality of care delivered at all times in line with Regulatory Body standards and Company policy and procedure.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Child/Young Person

·       Participate in a duty Rota that meets the needs of the care home and to fulfil sleep in duties as required in accordance with the needs of the care home

·       Care for and safeguard all children and young people resident within the home

·       Ensure that factual, accurate and legible entries are made as per policy on child/young person records/reports

·       Ensure that you are working in line with policy and procedure, effectively and safely working with children/young people and supporting/implementing social activity, life skills and independence skills

·       Ensure all diary and clear care entries are made, planned and completed as per delegation from supervisor

·       Ensure that you have implemented, updated and adhered to all child and young person’s plans that are in place (where appropriate)

·       Provide a positive mentor to the children and young people and to work professionally, positively and enthusiastically always

·       To inform your supervisor of all referrals and applications required to be made to the relevant persons and within the correct time frames (Reg 40, Safeguarding etc)

·       Liaise where appropriate with relatives, significant others and professionals in a professionals and timely manner

Staff

·       To accept and participate in monthly supervision with supervisor

·       Ensure professionalism always and working In line with Company policy and procedure

·       Complete all delegated tasks for the day

·       Report promptly any issues that arise to the relevant/appropriate person

·       Support colleagues and ensure their wellbeing and safety always

·       Participate in a full handover at the end of every shift and participate a full de-brief at the end of every shift

·       Use money as required and ensure that effective management of funds is completed daily, carried over and returns are completed in line with internal procedure

·       Support staffing levels to remain safe and consistent and ensure that deficiencies are addressed immediately and the appropriate person notified

·       Assist in ongoing development and training of the home

·       Delegate tasks as per key working (where appropriate) and ensure the completion of these

·       Attend meetings and reviews

·       Participate in annual appraisal of the care team, return to work interview and probation meetings/induction workbooks

General

·       Ensure that budgets are adhered to and maintained appropriately

·       Be vigilant in exercising health and safety and report issues promptly and/or remedy them

·       Report incident/issues that have arisen during the day promptly to supervisor/ senior management

·       Always work in line with Company Policy and Procedure with attention to Safeguarding children and young people, Child protection, Whistle blowing and complaints

·       Work to achieve quality standards as set out by the Regulatory body

·       Ensure actions are always in the best interest of the child, young person and organisation

·       Work within and exhibit the Company ethos and values

·       Conduct yourself at all times in a professional manner to reinforce the positive name of the Company

·       To carry out all other duties and reasonable requests within your role

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS

EXPERIENCE

Experience of working with children and young people/challenging behavioursSKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Work as part of a team and independently

Good communication skills

IT literate

Regard and respect for children and young people

Ability to demonstrate empathy

willingness to work towards NVQ 3

Clean Driving License/Car

Excellant Benefits package available

Competitive hourly rate starting at £9 with additional sleep in payments.