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Residential Support Worker

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Therapeutic Residential Support Worker
Division/Department: Care
Job holder responsible to: Registered Manager

Job Purpose:

To provide the highest standard of support to children with a range of social, emotional and mental Health needs, supporting them in achieving positive and meaningful outcomes in line with their placement plans/ individual goals and health plans.

To ensure the continuity of approach at all times.

Main Duties and Summary of Responsibilities:

o Support children in achieving positive and meaningful outcomes in line with person-centered plans.
o Contribute to the process of implementing and evaluating individual support plans, risk assessments etc.
o To lead shifts on an occasional basis ensuring that all duties and expectations are carried out on that shift and being accountable for this.
o To arrange and participate in activities such as swimming, horse riding, walks etc.
o Support the maintenance of sound administrative practice of the service by maintaining full and comprehensible records for all children.
o Ensure professional, empathic and informative relationships with families, carer's, advocates, professionals and other parts of our clients company are maintained.
o Participate in debriefs, team meeting, and house meeting and ensuring detailed minutes are taken and typed up.
o Promote and ensure the well-being of children and staff including the safe administration, monitoring and recording of medication.
o Administer/dispense medication
o Keep abreast of legislative changes.
o Adhere to all organisational policies and procedures.
o Complete care records for all children in line with Ofsted requirements and best practice.
o Fulfil key working duties i.e. complete all records required for their key child including reports for monthly progress reports as required and attend these.
o Take responsibility for specific tasks delegated by the manager, e.g. driving, medication, first aid etc.
o Actively promote our client and all its policies, including 'Equal Opportunities'.
o Provide a professional role model for all staff and children demonstrating best practice.
o Adhere to Health and Safety and ensure adequate and up to date risk assessments are in place and reviewed on a regular basis.

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