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Job Description

**Do you love working with children and young people who needs the extra help ****

The Residential Children`s Home requires 2x Night & 2x day Support Workers who can make a difference to the children`s and young people`s lives.

If you have experience and have the relevant qualifications with NVQ Level 3 or equivalent then please get in touch.

Salary ranged from £23k - £24k pro rota annual depending on experience

The organisation is expanding rapidly and will have good career prospects and has a outstanding 80% trust rating from the staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

o To maintain a high quality of care and support which meets the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural needs of children and young people within the care of Inspirations. Working from the guidelines from the 1989 and 2004 Children`s Acts, Children`s Homes Regulations 2015, National Minimum Standards, Every Child Matters and any other relevant legislation.
o To provide a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which children/young people can feel secure and free from harm.
o Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard.
o Helping young people gain self-control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct.
o Ensuring that each young person`s care plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs
o Attending to practical matters in relation to childcare (cooking, cleaning, general maintenance around the home etc)
o To act as a key worker or co-worker for a young person to ensure that the young person`s care plans are up to date and that all their care needs are being met. To provide a positive role model to be able to offer advice, guidance and assistance where appropriate.
o Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
o Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
o Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress
o Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential
o Providing support for young people in their education and extracurricular activities, this may include supporting them in the classroom if necessary
o Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager
o Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
o Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
o Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network where appropriate

To work as part of a team

o Being aware of the aims and objectives of the home and working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve them
o Attending team/ staff meetings and making a positive contribution to them
o Actively contributing to the development of the team

If this sounds like you then please contact me ASAP by sending in your upto date cv


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