Senior Residential Support Worker

Meditemp are looking for experienced Senior Residential workers to work with children with Emotional & Behaviour Difficulties with challenging behaviours in our client’s therapeutic home. If you are dynamic and have the enthusiasm to want to make a difference to children and young people in care then we want to hear from you. Due to the specialised nature of this work you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of EBD adolescents, specifically those in care. We are a progressive company who rewards our employees well for their hard work in making a difference to young people’s lives. We are also a growing company who will invest in our staff to progress in their careers within the company. 

 

Shift Pattern: 8/12 Hour shifts with a mix of days and nights.

 

Duties 

To meet the child’s emotional needs through providing a structured environment which as far as possible builds on the strengths of the child’s experience in their natural family or previous placement.

  • Senior RCW must have supervised staff;
  • Always make decisions in the best interest of the children;
  • Liaise with schools, providers and parents;
  • Attend meetings where required;
  • Act as key worker for allocated child;
  • Do everything possible to uphold a safe, clean environment for residents;
  • Safeguard children;
  • Responding to the physical and emotional needs of children and at all times, assisting them to settle at bedtime, and sensitively waking them in the morning;
  • Complete day to day paperwork/reports.
  • Ensure that the standards expected in the delivery of care are upheld and the standards of our client are maintained

Responsibilities 

  • Work as a team;
  • Lead a shift if Senior RCW;
  • Work within the code of confidentiality and ensure that records in the home are stored in a manner which is compliant with regulations;
  • Ensure home is safe and secure (safeguard children);
  • Understand each child’s needs and requirements;
  • To adhere to relevant professional and administrative practices and procedures;
  • Ensure children are receiving high quality care as per their placement plans;
  • Contribute to the smooth running and creation of a good atmosphere within the best interests of the children;
  • Build and maintain good relationships with the children and other members of staff whilst maintaining high levels of professionalism;
  • To be responsible in the event of fire, for raising the alarm, alerting the fire brigade and assisting in the evacuation of young people to a place of safety;
  • To respond to telephone calls made to the unit during periods of duty in a professional and courteous manner. To record the content of telephone conversations in the appropriate record book;
  • Be proactive in requesting professional development. 

 

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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