Night Care Worker

Acorn Care & Education
14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE: To effectively and efficiently deliver the main responsibilities and key result areas encompassed within a Senior Residential Care Worker Role (Team Leader). To meet the above requirements within a residential setting catering for young people who display challenging and disruptive behaviours, learning disabilities, ASC, mental illnesses, ADHD, and other associated conditions. Candidates must have Level 3 Diploma (QCF) in Children and Young People’s workforce in a Residential environment RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the management of the home in developing the skills and potential of residential support workers. Take responsibility for the effective and efficient running of shifts. Work within, and ensure effective delivery of the policies and procedures in the home, and the company. Monitor and maintain administrative requirements, ensuring that the outcome meets the standards set out in children’s legislation, and the homes working practices. Ensure on-going assessment of children and young people’s needs in day to day practice. Oversee, supervise and develop the skills of staff in their daily working practice. Promote and actively encourage the delivery of a safe, structured and nurturing environment. Work as part of a multi -disciplinary team both within the home and with external agencies. Relate to and engage young people who display challenging behaviour. At all times ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of the children and young people. Ensure staff are aware of and deliver the support required to ensure the life chance opportunities of children and young people are met in relation to their social, educational, leisure, emotional, physical and cultural needs. Ensure the delivery of all key worker areas and responsibilities. Ensure a variety of intervention strategies are utilised in relation to behaviour management. Where required deputise in the absence of the management of the home. Where required attend reviews and or meetings with inter agencies. Ensure an open culture is created so that children and young people feel they can complain and that they are listened to. Ensure that all administrative requirements of the home are maintained in such a way that they are compliant with good childcare practices, homes procedures, company policies and children’s regulations. At all times promote and ensure anti discriminatory practice. Oversee, write and edit reports when submitted for meeting and reviews. Undertake all relevant training as and when required. You must co-operate with the Company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions. To promote standards of good practice and to take advantage of opportunities for personal and professional development. To work within the provisions of the Data Protection Act, observing strict confidentiality in relation to all aspects of work undertaken. To work in a way that promotes anti-discriminatory practice at all times. To take personal responsibility for the health and safety of self, colleagues and visitors. To undertake any other such duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your level of responsibility within the organisation. Other requirements: Sleeping in / shift work, including evenings and weekends on a rota system Provide cover to other Company homes when required. Special conditions:- It is the nature of the Company’s work that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All employees are therefore expected to work in a flexible way; sometimes outside of normal working hours and when the occasion arises undertake tasks that are not specifically covered in their job description. Safeguarding is everybody’s business.The welfare and safeguarding of children and young people should be of paramount consideration, whatever your role or level of responsibility is within the organisation.All employees, panel members, independent workers and volunteers are required to ensure compliance with the company’s guidance and policy on safeguarding and are required to attend Safeguarding training appropriate to their level of responsibility. This job was originally posted as

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