Vacancy Bulletin
REFNO 14634

Please ensure your CV reflects this description.

Main Purpose To be a part of a team offering a comprehensive residential service to children and young people, the aim being to ensure the physical, social and emotional care, and development of the young residents and the establishment. Duties and Responsibilities To assist in the development of new techniques and approaches to child care provisions To provide a caring and supportive environment for young people that respects all lifestyle and cultural needs To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person To ensure the rights and needs of the young people are met as fully as possible whether emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural or social and to promote and maintain positive anti-discrimination practices Establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the young people that will promote their sense of security To provide firm, consistent and fair boundaries in respect of the behaviour of young people and employ appropriate and agreed sanctions To ensure that appropriate medical help is provided in cases of illness and accidents To promote the development of a healthy lifestyle for young people To organise and participate in group activities To assist in the provision and preparation of meals in the home To undertake and promote domestic duties in the home and ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation throughout the home and grounds To encourage young people to develop their full educational and vocational attainment Team Membership To work as a member of a team, ensuring that the on-going care of young people is undertaken in accordance with the statutory framework and Policies and Procedures of the Company To attend and contribute to staff meetings; this involves participation and collaboration with other staff in the provision of care to enable the development of the home To work closely and in co-operation with social work staff, specialists and other professional agencies in accordance with the role and function of the home To support less experienced staff from time to time as part of their programme of induction to the work and operation of the home in conjunction with the Companyís Policies and Procedures To attend staff meetings and supervision sessions To undertake appropriate training as part of overall professional development Administrative To undertake routine administrative tasks and provide written reports and maintain the young personís file as required by the Companyís policies and procedures Compile reports, including Review, Progress and Incident Reports Adhere to appropriate guidelines and procedures To undertake financial management and recording of day-to-day petty cash maintenance in accordance with the Companyís policies and procedures To carry out duties in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, adopting safe working practices, in accordance with the Companyís policies and procedures To maintain satisfactory written records and reports on the individual young personís behaviour and attitude that can be used in casework conferences and/or Court Proceedings To undertake duties at a higher responsibility level matching relevant experience and ability as directed by the line manager and manage individual shifts when required Person Specification You will be able to build and maintain appropriate relationships with young people Develop good all round working relationships and communications, both verbally and written, with staff and within a multi-disciplinary team Experience of working within a residential setting for children with challenging behaviour and knowledge of sanctions and appropriate methods of control Computer literate Knowledge of basic principles of the Childrenís Act 1989 Knowledge of Child Protection and National Minimum standards QCF 3 HSC CYP (or equivalent) or working to Level 3 Children and Young People Be flexible and have a sensitive approach towards childcare


Anyone whose CV reflects the experience outlined in the above vacancy

and is available should contact this office as soon as possible quoting the above reference number.


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