Excellent vacancy, working for our client within the public sector. The suitable candidate will start on a temporary contract, with the opportunity to be made permanent after 3 months.

Hours: 30 hours guaranteed plus additional overtime available weekly. Pay rate is £9.20 plus premium rates and overtime.

Job Purpose:

To provide safe, supportive and positive care to all resident children and young people, this will include pro-active involvement in all aspects of their day to day social and educational care.

The post holder will follow a rota pattern of work which will include a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekend and bank holidays and on occasions awake-night and sleep-in duties.

Key Responsibilities:

– To offer young people high standard of physical and emotional care.

– To provide services efficiently and effectively within organisational policy and statutory requirements.

– To provide care within an environment that positively integrates race, culture, gender, disability and sexual orientation.

– To ensure that managers are informed of significant matters arising in connection with the Home, issues of Ofsted compliance and/or the young people.

– To maintain a current knowledge of legislation, practice issues and developments locally and nationally in their field of work.

– To work positively and enabling with children and young people with challenging behaviour.

– To ensure that children have access to representation and complaints procedure and to act as an advocate for the children and young people.

– To work to ensure the Home maintains standards required within the Quality Standards.

– To communicate effectively and professionally verbally, non-verbally, in written form and IT.

– To establish effective relationships with the local community.

– To have knowledge of relevant Health and Safety Legislation.

– To have an understanding and knowledge of child development.

– To contribute to behaviour management strategies.

– To communicate effectively, professionally and sensitively with children, young people and their families.

– To work in partnership with other professionals, community groups, voluntary and statutory agencies.

Key Accountabilities:

– Understands and puts into practice the Council’s commitment to excellent customer service in meeting customer’s needs.

– Acts as a personal example and demonstrate a positive working ethos, sharing expertise and helping staff to work more effectively.

– Develops awareness of new practice in their profession and developments within the Council.

– Treats all customers and colleagues with respect, consideration and the appropriate level of confidentiality.

– Shows understanding of the risk management system

Education and Knowledge:

– If not held will be required to register on the Children’s Workforce Development Diploma level 3 and achieve within 6 months of being confirmed in post.

– Basic knowledge of the Children Act 1989.

– Must have an understanding of the safeguarding issues which may impact on people in care.

– Must have an understanding of physical, emotional, cultural, racial and individual needs in a residential setting.

– Must have an understanding, awareness of & commitment to equality issues.

– MAPA training is desirable, but not essential as training can be provided.

Experience:

Must have a minimum of 6 months experience of working with children, young people or adults, either in a voluntary, work or other relevant setting.

 

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