Children’s Services Residential Support Worker
IsMyJob — Preston, Lancashire
£9.00 per hour
We are recruiting for passionate and conscientious qualified and unqualified people to join a Children's Residential Service. Our Client is an established care provider with an outstanding reputation in Lancashire. You will assist in assessing need, planning, implementing and reviewing Care and or Pathway plans of the individual young people we support, who are leaving care and living in the community. Such support is governed by legislation and guided by the principles and policies of the Client.
Duties will include:
- Promoting the principles and values of our Client
- Participating in the production of and implementation of children and young people’s plans as required by the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 and Guidance.
- Recognizing and responding to the needs of the children and young people with emotional behavioural difficulties (EBD) & special educational needs (SEN).
- Supporting children and young people to find ways to deal with difficulties or vulnerabilities.
- Supporting children and young people to express their views and involving young people in planning for their own future.
- Supporting with the delivery of one to one and small group work around issues relevant to young people’s needs, including identity, faith and community.
- Participating in the assessment of children and young people’s needs and to contribute to reviews, pathways plans with young people.
- Promoting the educational employment and training (EET) needs of children and young people
- Actively encouraging children and young people to achieve their full potential whilst making healthy life choices
- Maintaining appropriate records, writing reports and attending as well as participating in meetings as required.
- Carrying out clerical and/or administrative tasks associated with the care pathway plans.
- Undertaking relevant training and commitment to own personal development.
- Contributing to the Health and Safety standards and risk assessments.
- Maintaining confidentiality in accordance with data protection legislation, policies and procedures.
- Available for supervision.
- Flexibility to work unsociable hours in the event of emergencies.
- Undertake other duties relevant to the post at the same level of responsibility at any time.
- Working variable staff rota which includes weekends, overnights wake-and-watch/supervision.
- 5.6 weeks holiday per year
- Comprehensive induction programme
- Pension plan
- Free car parking (first come first serve basis)
- Continuing professional development
(1) You will have a standard of education that enables you to understand written instructions, contribute to person-cantered care and support plans, write reports, maintain records (which are legal documents) and keep basic accounts of expenditure.
(2) The Ofsted National Minimum standards (NMS) require that staff will have or working towards a minimum level 3 Diploma in Children's and young people’s workforce or be committed to achieving it, and to full participation in our Client’s induction and in-service training programme.
(3) This post requires a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e., it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Therefore, a DBS enhanced check for regulated activity (includes a barred list check) is a prerequisite.
(4) Driving License - A full and clean UK driving license is a desirable requirement.