Senior Support Worker
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|Job Type||Permanent Full Time|
|Sector||Healthcare - Support Worker|
|Salary||£18509 - £21484 per annum|
Main Purpose: To contribute to all aspects of the physical and emotional care of the child(ren) so as to promote their welfare whilst working in partnership with their family and other professionals. To take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the unit in the absence of the Manager/ Deputy Manager. To provide experience and expertise in working with children and young people at the home.
- Develop and sustain effective working relationships between workers and the local community, colleagues and other agencies so as to promote collaborative working and partnerships.
- Assist the registered manager in the development of the team and individuals to enhance their performance.
- Contribute to the effective and efficient use of the physical and financial resources.
- Comply with the legal requirements relating to services, policies and procedures and financial regulations of the company.
- Contribute to the effective management of information which promotes communication between people, the company and others and which assists with making informed decisions. To receive, transmit, store and retrieve information in line with good practice and company policy.
- Contribute to improvements at work, including the planning, co-ordination and implementation of specific projects and the development of policies, procedures and implementation of quality assurance systems.
- Establish and sustain relationships with young people and their families.
- Contribute to the effective physical, social and emotional environment of care which provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which children and young people can be offered the support, care and guidance they need.
- Contribute to the protection of children from abuse; evaluate the risk of abuse, failure to protect and harm to self and other people and ensure that all matters regarding the care and management of young people are reported in line with company policy and procedure.
- Promote people's equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities and develop, maintain and evaluate systems and structures to promote them.
- Contribute to the promotion of the individual's health and social well being; assist the individual to maintain a positive sense of self and identity which will include promoting and maximising their educational opportunities and achievements.
- Contribute to the assessment of the individual's needs and circumstances, in the development, provision and review of care plans.
- Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of specific programmes, which provides a framework for the prevention of risk and management of individual's behaviour.
- Enable and support children to participate in recreation and leisure activities.
- Continue to develop ones own knowledge and practice.
- To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may from time to time be required by the Head of Children's & Residential Services.
- All employees have a duty to carry out their work with due regard for the health and safety of themselves, other employees and the public, to observe health and safety requirements relevant to their activities.
- This job description is provided to assist the post holder to understand his/her duties and may be amended from time to time without change to the level of responsibilities appropriate to the post.
Knowledge & Understanding of:
- Legislation, policy and practice in relation to working with children and young people
- Child development and the needs of children
- Rights and responsibilities of individuals and how to develop and maintain structures and systems to support these
- Health and safety legislation, duties and responsibilities
* An ability to effectively engage and sustain positive relationships with young people and their families
- An ability to develop productive working relationships between workers, the local community and other agencies
- Evidence of collaborative working in partnership with other people
- Evidence of decision making
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to produce a variety of information to aid decision making
- To support and mentor staff and enhance their performance including where necessary managing poor performance