Childen's Residential Support Worker

Brent, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS1008_1628606667
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-08-10
  • Location: Brent, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currenting recruiting for Support Workers for a short break service for children and young people in Brent.

To make the short break an enjoyable experience for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and complex health needs.

Main duties:

  • The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with due regard to current legislation, Brent Council policies, procedures and guidelines, Children's Homes Quality Standards (2015) and Statement of Purpose, ensuring where not met appropriate action taken
  • The post holder must at all times take account of the principles of the child/young persons' choice and consultation, and the maximum participation of the children/young persons and their parents / carers in all decisions affecting them
  • To work at night under the guidance of the Shift Leader; to monitoring the individual child/young person's during the night as required by their Placement Plan
  • To carry out the intense monitoring of children and young people at the required intervals and consistently updating the records throughout the shift
  • To ensure that monitoring equipment is used appropriately to safeguard children and young people and alert shift leader to any concerns
  • Assist children/young people in all areas of their personal care needs i.e. assisting with bathing and dressing, assisting with breakfast; ensuring privacy, dignity, gender and choice is always considered
  • To alert the Shift Leader and or management of any concerns they may have relating to the welfare of the children/young people
  • To ensure that some housekeeping duties are carried out i.e. laying table for children/young people's breakfast, washing and ironing laundry when required; to ensure the child/young person's bedroom is clean and tidy for when the day shift take over
  • To ensure that the children/young people are free from risk of harm and that night time is enjoyable and a positive experience

Skills and experience:

  • 2 years' recent experience (in the last 6 months) in a residential setting for children and young people aged 8 - 18 with autism, complex needs and physical disabilities
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or an equivalent qualification/or evidenace tahat the candidate is in the process of completing the Diploma Level 3
  • Clear enhanced DBS certificate registered with the update service
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