Senior Support Worker ( disability )
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.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
Liaising with other professionals / agencies
Key worker role
Care of medication
Developing and working to care plans
Working in an educational setting.
ABILITY TO ESSENTIALS
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
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.
KNOWLEDGE OF ESSENTIALS
Confidentiality and data protection
Children’s normal / abnormal development
The care system
Children’s homes regulations 2015
Other legislative requirements
Health and Safety requirements
COMMITTED TO ESSENTIALS
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
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIALS
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON CALL DUTIES ARE REQUIRED AS PART OF THIS ROLE.
For more information on this role please call Danny Moloney on 01603 764044 or e mail email@example.com