Senior Support Workers (Children/Young People)
£16,640 - £18,200 per annum
• Must be willing to do sleep-ins occasionally
• Contract set to 40 hours per week (overtime paid/available)
• Ideally car driver with own vehicle
Prism7 Health and Care Recruitment is looking for experienced SENIOR Residential Support workers who have previous experience working as a Senior support worker with Children and/or Young people with autism, LD, MH, emotional problems, physical disabilities, challenging behaviour, complex needs.
Our client is looking for talented, and passionate individuals in the Tiverton area with NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Children/Young people`s settings.
Main duties of the Senior Support Workers (Children/Young People)
• To provide high quality, person-centred care recognising the potential of each Young Person and to promote through actions and words the achievement of that potential including working as part of a team.
• To meet the personal care and support needs of Young People using the service in a way that promotes, dignity, privacy, safety and independence.
• To ensure the effective use of resources in providing this care and support.
• To act as shift leader, undertake administration and direct Colleagues in the absence or as directed by the Service/Home manager.
• Have a good understanding of the operating philosophy, aims and objectives and facilities and services provided as laid down in the Statement of Purpose.
• Have a good understanding of the disabilities, health and social care needs, strengths and challenges of those who use our services.
• Deliver quality care and support to meet the health, personal and social care needs of people who use our services as documented in the individual plan of care.
• Be aware of areas of high risk as identified in risk assessments and deliver care and support in line with individual risk management care plans.
• Monitor the physical health and psychological well-being of people who use our services, report any changes and assist in the evaluation of the outcomes of care and support.
• Understand the importance of promoting independence and diversity in providing care and support.
• Support those who use our services to exercise their right of choice over their programme of care and support.
• Encourage participation, involvement and personal fulfilment by supporting an agreed programme of activities that reflects individual choice and preferences.
• Act as a Key Worker when required for an individual Young Person.
• On the basis of a detailed working knowledge of care plans, supervise the delivery of care when acting as shift leader.
• Delivery and administer care to the quality related to the nine-key standards regulation 6 to Regulation 14 defined in the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015
• Deliver care that helps each Child/Young Person develop resilience and skills that prepare them to return home, live in a new placement or live independently as an adult.
• Engage with Children/Young People to understand their views, wishes and feelings and balance those against the Child/Young Person’s best interests. Help the Child/Young Person to understand how their privacy is respected.
Skills & Experiences required from the Senior Support Workers (Children/Young People)
• Experience of working in a care setting looking after vulnerable Children
• NVQ III/- Direct Care/Social Care or L3 - Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) or equivalent
• First Aid
• Health and Safety
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Manual Handling
• Able to read and write English to an acceptable standard
• Ability to produce written reports with good use of IT
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues and clients (verbally and non-verbally)
• Ability to work alone and use initiative Understand the values that underpin the delivery of person-centred care and consistently reflect these values in the individualised care and support offered to people who use our services
• Confidently provide care and support to meet the essential
• Neat & tidy appearance
• Caring Attitude
• Previous experience of working in a team setting
- Young people
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