Children's Residential Support Worker

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Job Role: To provide a support service to vulnerable young people and be able to identify and take appropriate actions according to their needs, in conjunction with other parties and agencies. Working Hours full and part-time permanent positions available. Salary : £9.25 per hour Qualifications: Successful applicants will ideally hold Diploma level 3 in relevant subject Safeguarding: All applicants must undergo an enhanced DBS check. Provide two satisfactory references, one of which must be from their most recent employer. Desirable: Previous experience of working with looked after children with learning disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. Duties : To promote the rights and interests of the young people whilst protecting them from danger, harm or abuse. To advise, support, and exchange information with other staff team members. To act in any emergency situation, and apply established protocols relating to emergency situations. Support Workers are expected to challenge poor performance within other members of the staff team should it arise. Support Workers have responsibility to ensure that the environmental needs meet statutory requirements, reporting directly to their line manager any concerns. Key Tasks: To be familiar with the assessed needs of each young person, and to provide appropriate support as defined in Support Plans and Risk Assessments. To understand and comply with all Regulatory requirements including Health & Safety, COSHH, RIDDOR and Accident/Incident reporting. To act quickly AND efficiently in emergency situations to ensure the well-being of young people and others. To maintain clear and accurate records as required by the policies and procedures, and to ensure that all records are completed accurately and to acceptable standards. To assist young people to manage their behaviours through positive intervention, and to adopt any required intervention strategies as defined within the support plan, risk assessments, and policies and procedures. To undertake developmental training where offered, and to maintain & improve knowledge and skills in the interests of achieving young peoples' outcomes. To support young people to safely access facilities and activities, both in unit and in the wider community. To liaise with outside agencies to include; doctors, social workers, police etc on behalf of the young people. To be familiar with, and use, the organisations 'Whistle Blowing' policy in the event of any abuse, neglect or harassment occurring within the organisation. To respect the confidentiality of young people and other staff, unless in direct conjunction with the 'Whistle Blowing' policy. To act immediately to resolve any conflicts within the unit, and to support the use of the following defined procedures including the Grievance Policy, Complaints Policy etc. To carry out any reasonable requests by your line manager as deemed necessary to fulfil your role of employment. Expectations : To act as a positive and supportive role model to the young people in all aspects of work. To act in an honest and trustworthy manner at all times. To be reliable, dependable and punctual. To work openly and cooperatively with all young people and colleagues, and to treat them with dignity and respect at all times. To declare any issues that could be deemed to create any conflicts of interests as soon as they arise, and ensure they do not encroach or influence your professional work practice or judgements. This would include secondary jobs, relationships with colleagues, contact with rival businesses etc. To avoid any formation of inappropriate relationships with young people whatsoever. To avoid putting yourself or any other person at unnecessary risk. To seek guidance and clarification from your line manager regarding any aspect of your role and responsibilities that you are unsure of. To avoid any behaviour in work or outside of work that would call into question your suitability to be employed in the social care sector. Please Note : This job description provides an outline of the duties and responsibilities involved in the post of Support Worker but is not intended to establish a total definition of the job, which by virtue, is developmental and subject to ongoing review and improvement Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, agency work Salary: £9.25 per hour Flexible Working Options Available: Flexitime Duties: Supporting and assisting with all personal care requirements Charting or taking notes for others to review Providing companionship and supportive listening Observing and reporting any changes in the health or status of the patient Prompting and administering medication Accompanying and transporting patients to appointments and/or social events Facilitating community and recreational outings, including transport Providing support with hobbies, studies, and social activities This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/92258321

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