Senior Residential Child Care Worker

Posted 6 September by MRJ Associates Ltd
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We re recruiting for Senior Residential Child Care Worker based in a children’s home in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, paying £18 per hour.

Job Purpose:

To contribute to all aspects of the physical and emotional care of the child(ren) so as to promote their welfare whilst working in partnership with their family and other professionals.

To take responsibility for the day to day running of the unit in the absence of the Manager/ Deputy Manager. To provide experience and expertise in working with children and families referred to the unit.

Main Duties:

Develop and sustain effective working relationships between workers and the local community, colleagues and other agencies so as to promote collaborative working and partnerships.

Assist the unit manager in the development of the team and individuals to enhance their performance by ensuring the provision of supervision, support, NVQ assessment, training, and appraisal.

Contribute to the effective and efficient use of the physical and financial resources.

Comply with the legal requirements relating to services, standing orders and financial regulations of the department.

Contribute to the effective management of information which promotes communication between people, the organisation and others and which assists with making informed decisions. To receive, transmit, store and retrieve information in line with good practice and departmental policy.

Contribute to improvements at work, including the planning, co-ordination and implementation of specific projects and the development of policies, procedures and implementation of quality assurance systems.

Establish, sustain and disengage from relationships with service users and their families.

Contribute to the effective physical, social and emotional environment for group care which provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which children and their families can be offered the support, care and guidance they need.

Contribute to the protection of children from abuse; evaluate the risk of abuse, failure to protect and harm to self and other people and ensure that all matters regarding the care and management of young people are reported in line with departmental policy and procedure.

Promote people’s equality, diversity, rights, and responsibilities and develop, maintain and evaluate systems and structures to promote them.

Contribute to the promotion of the individual’s health and social well-being; assist the individual to maintain a positive sense of self and identity which will include promoting and maximising their educational opportunities and achievements.

Contribute to the assessment of the individuals needs and circumstances and in the development, provision and review of care programmes which meets these.

Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of specific programmes which provides a framework for the prevention and management of individuals behaviour.

Enable and support children to participate in recreation and leisure activities.


NVQ Level III - Working with Children and Young People or equivalent


Enhanced DBS

Driving Licence

Required skills

  • Child Care
  • Level III
  • Senior Residential

Reference: 43944698

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