Support Officer - Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTWSC040520B_1588582815
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-04
  • Location: Central Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-03
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting Support Officers to join the Disabled Children and Young People's Team in Central Bedfordshire

Job purpose

To assess, plan and provide physical, social and emotional care for children with disabilities.

To care for children and to contribute to the resolution of the problems and needs they present.

To act decisively in organising their workload and directing others as required.

To carry out the policies of the Social Services Department, promoting equality and anti discriminatory practice.

To have an understanding of the Governing/Regulatory Bodies Requirements/Standards and the implementation of these within the service.

To have a full understanding of your responsibility and Duty of Care to Young People

To uphold Central Bedfordshire Council's policies and procedures including LSCB and role of LADO

Main accountabilities

To work flexibly to meet the demands of the service and to support service user holidays. This will include weekend working, shift working, sleep-ins, and waking nights, school and bank holidays

To undertake a key-working role and attend Child In Need meetings, School reviews, Behaviour Support meetings, Looked After Children Reviews and be fully responsible for ensuring client files are regularly audited and up-dated

To be aware of detail of Care Plans and Risk Assessments at all times

To liaise with other agencies including, health, education and the social work team in order to provide a holistic approach to supporting the young people and their families

To participate in assessing, developing and being aware of existing client care plans implementing them when service is being provided both in normal and emergency situations

To be responsible for the booking in, administration, ordering and safe storage of medication the young people who access our service, this may include attending/supporting health appointments as necessary

To will be physically and mentally able to support all care tasks needed when supporting young people


Demonstrate a good level of Education including Numeracy and Written English. Level 3 diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent, or a commitment to achieve this within two years of commencing employment.

Experience of supporting children and young people who have disabilities in a voluntary or professional capacity.

Knowledge of good care practice with ability to formulate, implement and review Care Plans

Clear and concise communicator

Ability to take on the role of Keyworker including administration responsibilities, report writing and attending review/meetings

Ability to identify, record, implement and review Risk Assessments

Able to cope with changing demands

To take on 'Shift Leading' responsibilities and make decisions in the absence of a manager

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