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Childrens Residential Worker G6 2 Social and Healthcare Unqualified

Childrens Residential Worker G6 2 Social and Healthcare Unqualified

Posted 9 July by Day Webster
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1.       To play a lead role in the shift planning process and to ensure that this is clearly documented.

2.       To take an active and responsible role in the overall development of the home and services available to young people.

3.     To provide support and care to young people resident in the home. To fulfil key worker responsibilities as laid out in the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes 2002 and Children’s Home Regulations 2001.

4.     To undertake flexible and imaginative approaches in offering support to young people, as appropriate and consistent with the home’s Statement of Purpose.

5.     To plan and encourage the young people to engage in residents meetings, consult with them and involve them in the day to day running of the home.  To promote children’s rights at all times.

6.       To attend and make a positive contribution to staff meetings, training sessions, supervision and Personal Performance Reviews and   with appropriate training and experience, take an active role in the induction, Personal Performance Reviews and supervision of colleagues.

7.     To be aware of the young people’s individual risk assessments as appropriate, and update accordingly.

8.       To ensure that the Department’s ‘Whistle Blowing’ policy is fully understood, poor practice is challenged, and staff work with the young person’s best interests in mind at all times.

9.       To ensure that any known operational difficulties or significant events in respect to safeguarding young people within the home are made known to the Unit Manager, Senior Residential Worker, Children’s Residential Manager and Service Manager without delay, and to take shared responsibility for seeking solutions to the presenting difficulties.

10.   To adopt an approach to managing difficult, challenging behaviour consistent with the Department’s physical intervention training programme. This focuses in the first instance on de-escalation techniques, and only uses restraint as a ‘last resort’ measure, as laid down in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001.

11.   To effectively and proactively deal with young people’s formal and informal complaints/allegations, in line with Departmental policy and procedures and inter-agency safeguarding procedures, and to ensure that all complaints/allegations are shared with Senior Residential Workers.

12.   You may be expected to work in another residential home in order to provide additional support.

13.   To hold responsibility for and manage the home’s petty cash, and to directly manage individual personal allowances on behalf of the young people.

14.     To hold duty officer responsibilities and undertake the duties as outlined in the Care Standards.

Reference: 43305793

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