Senior Residential Support Worker

Supernova Resourcing Ltd
30 Aug 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our independent client has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Residential Support Worker for their Residential Children's Care Home based in Wolverhampton. The role is a full time, permanent position offering £9.50 - £10.00 per hour (dependant upon experience)

The successful candidate will work as part of a residential care team undertaking core tasks within the remit of the unit to ensure the physical, health, emotional and social needs of the children / young people to fulfil their individual care plans. Safeguarding children and vulnerable people is a priority for all employees. The young people will have a variety of difficulties for which they will need varying levels of support. In order to provide the required care the staff team will work shifts allocated by the Manager or delegated deputy, including weekends, evenings, and the young people’s annual holidays.

Senior RSW’s accountabilities involve complying with the Company policy and procedures and Children’s Homes Regulations. However, the nature of the work at the Home will be varied and in many instances unpredictable. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way and tasks that have not been covered in the job description have to be undertaken. Whilst the Registered Manager will guide the work of the Senior RSCW there is an expectation that if the need arises the post holder will be able to deputise in the absence of the Registered Manager and/or Deputy Manager. In order to progress to a more senior post, it is expected that the post holder will be able to demonstrate significant professional development, evidenced by a range of transferable competencies, and that they have the ability to enhance the professional development of other members of staff. At all times, the post holder is expected to conduct themselves professionally, to work within the current legislative framework and adhere to Policies and Procedures.

Key Tasks include:-

  • Provide a caring, safe, secure and accepting environment that meets the basic physical, health, social needs and rights of the young people.
  • Supporting less experienced staff via positive and effective team working
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and review of systems and policies which ensure compliance with legislative regulations
  • Supervise and/or undertake key-working responsibilities, including primary responsibility for the more complex cases, especially where child protection issues are involved
  • Develop, demonstrate, promote and maintain a good level of awareness of safeguarding issues, assessing and recording risk.
  • Make assessments and formulate plans taking into account the wishes and feelings of the young people, their parents and other persons with parental responsibility, and in line with legislation
  • Maximise educational opportunities within the unit
  • Establish and maintain positive and productive networks with communities and other agencies
  • Contribute to the assessment and appraisal of team members using discussion, direct observation and a range of other methods in line with organisational policies and procedures to enhance performance and take responsibility for the continuing professional development of self and others.
  • Promote a positive image via professional presentation at meetings and clear, factual report writing
  • Own the promotion of safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people

What experience / skills and or education do I need to apply for this role?

Experience of .....

  • 2+ years experience of working in a Children’s residential setting
  • Working with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to meeting clinical, physical and emotional needs.
  • In-depth understanding of care planning and risk assessing

Knowledge & Understanding of....

  • Children Act 1989/2004
  • Children’s homes regulations 2015
  • Child Development including attachment
  • An understanding of the issue affecting looked after young people within residential

Qualifications or Training...

  • 2+ years experience of working in a Children’s residential setting
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to meeting clinical, physical and emotional needs
  • In-depth understanding of care planning and risk assessing

Practical Skills & Personal Qualities...

  • Flexibility to respond to the needs of the home and young people.
  • Ability to motivate, supervise, and appraise staff
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with a high standard of oral and written English
  • Ability to plan and organise the staff rotas
  • Good organisational & time management skills
  • Passion to contribute to the development of services for children/young people
  • A current clean driving licence

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