JOB TITLE: Residential Support Workers
LOCATION: Barry, West Glamorgan
PLACEMENT: ASAP, 30 hours per week
PAY RATE: PAYE from £13 per hour & Umbrella from £16 per hour
4Recruitment Services are seeking Residential Support Workers to provide services to our client who has a short breaks (respite) children's residential service based in Barry, West Glamorgan.
The Short Breaks aims to enrich the life experiences of disabled children and young people by providing a wide range of learning and fun opportunities tailored to the individual need.
The client requires candidates who are passionate about and committed to working with disabled children and young people (aged 7 - 17 years old). As a Residential Worker you'll help the team provide a safe, stimulating, fun and caring environment, supporting the children with household tasks and all aspects of their care.
The site offers a 24/7 service therefore the role will involve a variety of shift patterns include early mornings, afternoons and waking nights.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
- Take a lead with case/care planning management for individual children or young people, undertaking assessment of need, developing a care plan and identifying agreed outcomes and carrying out regular review in conjunction with children, young people and their families and other professionals.
- Lead and work on shifts with accountability for service delivery, assessing and managing risks, deploying staff and resources accordingly while on the shift and to maintain personalised high quality care that is outcome focused for children and young people and apply agreed organisational procedures to ensure the safe care and management of children and young people in our care.
- Supervise, guide or direct staff and volunteers where required and provide mentoring to newly appointed staff
- Support children and young people in their personal care, administration of medication and clinical procedures in line with Action for Children's policy and procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Build and maintain professional positive working relationships by providing emotional and social support to children and young people who can display challenging emotional and social difficulties.
- Work within the community to assist the child / young person and their family, promoting communication and participation by ensuring that the views and needs of children/ young people are articulated, heard and responded to.
- Ensure all records, paper and electronic, are maintained and duly uploaded into the appropriate database.
- Undertake assessment of children and young people co-ordinating multi agency and family information, analysing and producing reports; attendance at professional meetings including reviews, court work etc.
- Refer appropriate cases and issues that require the involvement of a specialist, other management support or to directly provide the specialist support.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
- Must possess level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or Level 3 Diploma in Health and social care children and young people
- Experience of working with children with disabilities would be beneficial
- Experience in working in a care setting and developing positive relationships through trust.
- Writing clear and concise notes and providing updates to colleagues and senior colleagues.
- Willingness to continue to develop through on the job training or attendance at external or online courses.
- Demonstrating a solution focused approac