Senior Support Worker ( disability )

  • Permanent
  • Norfolk
  • £24,978 - 25,910 per year

Contract Personnel Ltd

My client is looking for a Senior Support Worker ( Disability Service ) based in Kings Lynn Norfolk.


1 To assist the management team to support, direct and utilise staff and resources on shift in order to ensure that the home achieves its strategic aims

2 To Ensure that all of the home’s activities are focussed on maximising positive outcomes for our service users.


1 To act as the senior shift worker in the staff team.

2 To support staff in accessing identified developmental opportunities for service – users

3 To protect the service users from threat to their health, well being and development, both from inside and outside the home

4 To ensure that the home environment is appropriate and sensitive to the needs of service users

5 Where possible to ensure service users are included in any decision making related to the day to day running of the home / shifts.

6 To support staff in a manner that provides an empowering, positive experience for service users through appropriate use of Break processes including on shift direction, support and supervision.

7 To implement management decisions in a manner that provides an empowering, positive experience for service users.

8 To ensure the key stages in service user contact with the home, such as referral, admission and discharge, run smoothly and timely and reflect decisions recorded in care plans

9 Where appropriate to participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual care plans.

10 To develop and maintain good working relationships ( where appropriate ) with :

* Parents and other family members

* Social Workers

* School Staff

* Other professionals with a concern for the children’s and young people’s needs, such as GP’s or psychologists

To ensure that specific needs are met such as

* Dietary requirements

* Culturally significant activities

* Religious observance

11 To ensure that service users carry as much responsibility for their own lives as they can reasonably and demonstratively be expected to manage, keeping them informed of their circumstances and rights, involving them in planning their lives and supporting and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility.

12 To ensure compliance with all statutory and legislative requirements

13 To ensure that you work in accordance with the health and safety training that you are provided. Following policies and utilising any controls and / or equipment provided in the interest of health and safety

14 In the Event that you identify an unsafe condition, hazard or risk within the workplace, then you must notify whoever is responsible for health and safety in that working environment

15 Any other reasonable task as directed by your manager.


Good standard of education including literacy and numeracy


Relevant NVQ level 3 diploma or equivalent ( if not be prepared to complete within two years of appointment )


Working with children for at least one year

Ability to work under pressure / deadlines

Competency in recording and devising risk assessments / care plans and all legislative paperwork

Ability to adapt communication style to suit a wide range of stakeholders


Senior position, preferably in residential work

Recruitment and selection of staff

Budgeting control

Management meetings

Liaising with other professionals / agencies

Key worker role

Care of medication

Residential establishments

Developing and working to care plans

Working in an educational setting.


Respect and adhere to the charity policies and procedures and empathise with their aims, objectives and values

Work to high professional standards

Establish caring relationship within professional boundaries.

Relate well to young people

Be advocate for young people

Work closely with parents and professionals

Work as part of a team

Maintain accurate records and write reports

Cope with sleep in and on call duties

Communicate effectively

Deal with challenging behaviour

Physically and mentally cope with the demands of the role.


Work flexibly and on own initiative

Work calmly and under pressure.


Confidentiality and data protection

Children’s normal / abnormal development

Childcare services


The care system

Children’s homes regulations 2015

Other legislative requirements

Health and Safety requirements

Fire precautions


Continuous professional development

Engage fully in supervision and appraisal

Participate in the rota

Supporting the development of colleagues and the service as a whole.


Ensuring the stability of placements within the home

Obtaining outstanding Ofsted judgement


Willing to participate in children’s recreational programme

Willing to attend staff meeting

Have organisational skills


Ability to cook ( basic cooking required )

Ability to drive

Supervision of staff

PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT TO UNDERTAKE ON AVERAGE 2 TO 3 SLEEP INS PER 4 WEEK ROTA ( For every sleep in worked you will receive an additional flat rate payment of £60.71


For more information on this role please call Danny Moloney on 01603 764044 or e mail


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