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Residential Support Worker - Children & Young People

  • Location:

    West Molesey, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Social Care, Residential Support Worker, Support Worker

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  • Salary:

    £9 - £10 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Description

B.S Social Care are currently recruiting for experienced Children & Young People Residential Support Workers to work ongoing within a Residential childrens home.

As a Childrens & Young persons Support Worker you working to the following standards;

- Ensuring a firm, caring, consistent, well ordered environment is maintained at all times.
- Supervising children and young people before and after the school/college day including meal
times and to proactively support/encourage the development of their cooking and household skills
- To actively promote and participate in care planning, developing risk assessments, behaviour
management and to attend regular team meetings.

- Accompanying children and young people on recreational activities and demonstrating positive
role modelling.
- Working as part of a team to provide a programme of evening & weekend activities for children
and young people and to effectively manage small budgets, in relation to this.
- Promoting the social and emotional well-being & development of children and young people and
to consistently strive to further develop these skills.

- Liaising with other staff, professionals, parents and carers as necessary and maintaining high levels
of professionalism at all times.
- To attend home visits and to provide a specialist outreach service to young person, family and
carers, as and when required.
- Undertaking any administrative tasks linked to the care of children and young people e.g. keeping
appropriate records, making reports as required by the Home and any regulatory bodies.
- To maintain a log of all accidents, incidents or physical intervention and to challenge suspected
inappropriate practice according to policies and procedures.
- To participate in case reviews where necessary and to provide support and assistance when
difficulties arise.
- Keeping up to date with the home's policies and to follow them at all times.
- To assist in developing strategies in behaviour management and to take a lead role in managing
the young person's challenging behaviour, implementing the strategies agreed.
- Assisting with the medical and physical needs of children and young people and to ensure that all
young people are encouraged to take part at some level, no matter what the ability. Promoting of
young people reaching their own targets and developmental plans. .
- Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons that the jobholder is
responsible for, or comes into contact with and to regularly stay updated in relation to any changes
within safeguarding legislation and policy.
- Ensuring health care needs of the children and young people are met, including making
appointments and accompanying them and completing written reports following their attendance.
To ensure all medical and clinical procedures are carried out safely (undergoing any relevant training
to enhance your skills).
- To report immediately to management any noticeable changes in health, behaviour or
circumstances of our children and young people - maintaining their right to privacy and
- To be a key member of the care team and has the ability to work within a team.
- To be innovative, creative and flexible, and has an open mind and a willingness to learn.
- Able to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity, self-awareness and acceptance of others.

- To support education staff with the children and young people's daily educational needs and to provide a 24 hour learning environment, with vocational activities and also helping with the development of their numeracy and literacy skills.


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