Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £7.50 - £8.5 per hour + Sleep ins
Posted: about 1 year ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Katie Fox

Residential Children's Support Worker

Job Description

Your role will include the following duties:

  • To be a positive role model, to include high standards of personal presentation, for the child and encourage the child to develop meaningful relationships and attachments
  • To work with firm and consistent boundaries in order to create safety and containment for the child as part of the staff team as part of the child's Treatment Plan
  • To contribute to the normal development of the child to enable them to reach their fullest potential by providing a stimulating and varied lifestyle
  • To work alongside the child to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self-worth
  • To talk and listen to the child, to observe their behaviour, and record significant features, supporting children on a one to one basis - children with challenging behaviour (CB), emotional behaviour disorder (EBD) and autism
  • To work within Child Protection/Safeguarding policy and practice
  • To be aware of the child's rights and to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner
  • To assist in preparation for reviews, meetings and attend when required
  • To act as a member of the staff team, supporting colleagues and being prepared to receive support as necessary in order to deliver the child's treatment programme
  • To participate in staff meetings appropriate to level of training and development with specific reference to basic standards of home management, observational reporting, assessment of internalisation and the treatment plan
  • To act flexibly, within reasonable boundaries, in order to ensure the necessary cover for the home. To work within the on-call rota system as required
  • To inform colleagues of relevant developments, for example during handover
  • To be accountable for monies allocated for specific purposes, to maintain records as required and the appropriate use as set out within the reasons for allocation
  • To adhere to Health and Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • To be responsible for accurate, concise recording of information pertinent to the child and the role
  • To attend and make use of regular supervision
  • To report to a line manager, or other appropriate person, malpractice or evidence which may suggest it
  • To commit to on going personal and professional development


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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