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Date Added: Wed 01/09/2021

Support Worker Children

Thornbury, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Salary: £11.20 - £12.50/hour

Children's Support Worker - 36 hours per week - Emotional Behaviour Disorder and Social Emotional Mental Helath

SENCare Recruitment are currently seeking a full-time Childrens Support Worker for a residential childrens home in Thornbury, Bristol.

Responsibilities of a Residential Children's Support Worker:

· To demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in running a shift effectively, therefore ensuring the needs of all children and young people are being met, and the smooth running of the home is taking place.

· To contribute, as part of a team, to the creation and maintenance of a secure and caring environment which is beneficial to the overall needs of children / young people and which promotes their welfare with particular regard to disadvantaged groups.

· To manage a caseload which will require key working responsibility. This will mean actively devising, implementing and reviewing detailed care plans, completing risk assessments using the unit's format for assessing and gathering information for all children and young people receiving a service, as well as following agreed programmed work and to implement Life Story work.

· To work in partnership with the child / young person, their parents / carers, and other relevant professionals, ensuring that every aspect of an individual's needs are being met, thus achieving a consistent care planning approach. Ensuring that any transition plans or change to care is carried out sensitively and in the child's / young person's best interests.

· To attend statutory case reviews, planning meetings, child protection meetings, case conferences and other relevant meetings. To submit various reports which fit the purpose of a meeting, and to represent the service by giving clear, concise and accurate information.

· To ensure the organisations child protection procedure is followed within every aspect of working practice. To liaise with relevant teams, passing on essential information. The ability to analyse the risks of harm or categories of abuse once adequate training has been offered.

· To respond appropriately to situations with the main consideration being the safeguarding and protection of children and young people.

Essential Requirements of a Residential Children's Support Worker:

· Must have prior experience in a residential children's home.

- Must be relisient and be good with challenging behaviour

· Relevant previous experience within a senior role or have had supervisory responsibilities.

· Have good written skills in order to compose clear and concise reports and communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and other professionals.

· Commitment to work on a rota.

· Knowledge in understanding the care and developmental needs of children and young people with SEMH.

· Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People is essential for this post, therefore you will be required to hold this qualification on appointment or you will be enrolled on the qualification and you will be expected to achieve it within 6 months of starting in this role.

Desirable Requirements of a Residential Children's Support Worker:

· Previous experience of key working responsibilities.

· Able to lead and motivate members of staff.

· Capable of working under pressure.

· Good leadership and organisational skills.

Would you be interested in hearing more? Please contact our team today!

SENCare Recruitment provides Special Educational Needs (SEN) professionals for SEN schools, mainstream schools, residential care homes and 1-1 home support through local authorities, across the UK. We can offer short/long term placements on a temporary and permanent basis for specialist SEN teachers, teaching assistants, support workers, social workers, VI/HI practitioners and mid-day meal supervisors
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