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Residential Children's Worker

  • Location:

    Colchester

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    TF-1227

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    09 Jun 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-05-11

Akton Recruitment are currently working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Residential Children’s Worker. This position is an ongoing contract and currently pays £11PH through Umbrella.

Job Purpose
Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and compassion; promoting the development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

The Residential Worker will effectively contribute to care planning and working with children and families directly to ensure the delivery of good quality care.

Experienced in supporting children and young people within a children’s residential environment, the role will demonstrate collaborative working with children and young people to establish a positive working relationship which provides support.
 
Service/Functional Accountabilities
• Responsible for directly supporting children and young people within a residential home, to ensure all regulatory requirements and codes of practice are met.
• Supporting the planning process for children and young people, contributing to the assessment of individual needs and developing placement plans, to ensure clarity on how these needs will be met, implemented and monitored on a regular basis.
• Facilitate constructive contact with children and young people’s families to ensure that the young people receive care to support them in preparing for adulthood.
• Supporting young people to ensure they are encouraged and supported to make decisions about their lives.
• Work collaboratively with the management team to ensure that the young people live in a healthy environment in order to be more independent.
• Contribute to ensuring young people are able to access education and pursue their particular interests to further develop their ability to be independent and preparation for adulthood.
• Contribute to the operational effectiveness of Residential Home ensuring the care of young people is regularly monitored and on occasion and includes leading shifts, on occasion.
• Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.