Residential Support Worker
Residential Support Worker
BN11, West Sussex
Purpose of Role:
To actively promote the rights of young people as individuals and provide them with quality care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation. To assist in the provision of a safe and homely environment both individually and as part of a team to help young people achieve their potential by working in an environment that seeks continuous improvement. This will involve the ability to work within our Equal Opportunities and Quality Assurance policies. The role will involve undertaking delegated responsibilities in key areas. It will be vital to promote the privacy, dignity and respect of the young people maintaining confidentiality at times.
Accountable to: Registered Manager
Main duties & responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assist in the development of new techniques and approaches to child care provisions Encourage development of individual interests and attitudes whilst promoting and protecting the welfare of each young person Provide firm, consistent and fair boundaries in respect of their behaviour and employ appropriate and agreed sanctions Ensure that appropriate medical assistance is provided in cases of illness and accidents To organise and participate in group activities and holidays, whilst assisting young people in the development and sustaining of positive social networks with adults and other peer groups. To assist and support young people in preparing for and the transition of leaving care Observe and assess the behaviour of young people and encourage them to develop their full educational and vocational attainment Engage in and supervise day to day care practices, creating a safe and accepting environment conducive to the positive personal development of each young person
To assist young peoples’ needs and ensure that all young people have care plans and to develop, implement and review packages of care To work as a member of a team, ensuring that the reception, on-going care and discharge of young people is undertaken in accordance with the statutory framework and the organisation’s policies and procedures To work closely and in partnership with carers, placing authorities, specialists and other professional agencies in accordance with the role and function of the home. Undertake sleep in duties as appropriate. To show a willingness to undertake training as part of overall professional development, as agreed within supervision and appraisal sessions. Agreed training will be financed by the organisation, on some occasions staff will be expected to attend in their own time. All staff are expected to undertake training to Diploma level. The organisation reserves the right to change or modify your job description as it thinks fit (in its sole discretion) from time to time.
10am-11pm sleep in 8am-11am
They work on a two week rolling rota working 80 hours over the two weeks with one weekend off and with 6-8 sleeps additional to hours.
The ideal candidate will already possess their NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People.
Salary: As per agreement in line with organisation pay scales, dependent upon qualifications, plus £50.00 ‘sleep in’.
Annual Leave (Full time RSW): 2.33 days per month worked, 28 days per full year of employment
Hours of Work: 80 hours over a two-week period
Probationary Period: All appointments are subject to a 6 months probationary period
Petrol Allowance: Paid at 0.35p per mile, when authorised to use your own vehicle
Pension: The company provides a pension scheme. Staff pay 3% which is matched by the company at 2%. To opt out of this scheme you must give written instruction Pension Scheme provider