Residential Childcare Practitioner

Job Purpose

Toplayafullandeffectiveroleasamemberofthestaffteam,providinghigh-qualityassessmentandresidential carefor youngpeople.

Responsibilities

ProfessionalChildcarePractices

  • To activelyparticipatein the development ofatherapeuticenvironmentandensurethat thehighest standards ofcare areprovided for eachyoungperson

  • Tomaintaina high standardofrecordkeepingand report writing

  • Tobeakeyworkertospecificchildrenandparticipateintheprimarycareandsupportforall childrenand youngpeople with thehome

  • To participate inthedevelopment of individual risk assessments, behavioursupport and treatment plans

  • Tocontributetocareplanning,participatinginreviewsandothermeetingsasrequired, andto assist in theimplementation ofcareplans

  • Tobealerttosignsofdistressorabuse,andtoensurethattheyoungpeoplearemonitoredand protectedfollowingsafeguardingprocedures

  • Toensurethehealth&safetyofchildrenismonitoredinaccordancewiththelawandgood practiceguidance

Relationswith colleagues

  • Toactasamemberofthestaffteam,supportingcolleaguesandbeingpreparedtoreceive support asnecessary

  • Toparticipate in staff meetings

  • Toactflexibly,withinreasonablebounds,inordertoensurethenecessarycoverfortheresidential home

  • Toinform colleagues ofrecentdevelopments,for example during hand-over;

Household Responsibilities

  • Tosharein thepracticalactivities necessarytomaintain ahome

  • Toset highstandardsinhome-making

  • Tocareforthefabric,equipmentandgrounds

  • Tobe accountablefor moniesallocatedfor specificpurposes

Person Specification/Competencies

Essential

  • Basiccomputer skills
  • Domestichousekeeping skills

  • Awareness ofthe principles ofequalopportunitiesand anti-discriminatorypractice

  • Abilityto workaspartofa teamorindependently

  • Understandingofconfidentiality

  • Basicunderstanding ofthe principles ofchildcarelegislation

  • Assertive and confident

  • Good interpersonal /social skills

  • Responsible and matureoutlook

  • Empathetic

  • Good sense ofhumour

  • Non-judgemental

  • Abilityto displayappropriate responsestoanger and anxiety

  • Abilitytorelatehonestlyto youngpeople

  • Punctual andreliable

  • Flexible (travel and shifts)

Essential

  • Basiccomputer skills

  • Full manual drivingLicence

Desirable

  • Minimumof GCSE in Maths andEnglish,orequivalent

  • DiplomaLevel 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent

Application question

are you a car driver?

Reference: 34411702

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