Residential Support Worker #12292101

November 27, 2021

Job Description

Our client is recruiting for Residential Support Workers for a Young Peoples Service in Wigan.

3 bedded EBD home for young people aged between 10 – 18 years old. Average 39 hours a week Shifts start at 09:30 until 23:00, with sleep in, then up the following day between 07:00 – 10:00 finish.

Job Purpose

To provide a support service to help, guide and assist children and young people to in developing the skills needed to move onto their permanent and independent living accommodation in the community. For those children/young people who do not possess the emotional stability, resilience or for whom developing the independence skills may take longer; provide a longer stable alternative home until the placing authority decides that they are able to move on.

Job Responsibilities and duties

• To be an integral part of a team that ensures that the home provides each child living there, a safe, happy, secure and homely environment that strives to meet their emotional and physical needs at a high standard.

• To listen to the children/young people in the care of the home.

• To treat each child/ young person with respect as an individual

• To understand the behaviour of each young person, so that responses are on a professional level in the context of the behaviour portrayed given the child/young person’s particular experiences and their identified needs.

• To read, understand and apply practise in line with risk assessments, behaviour management plans and other guidance given.

• To actively participate in the updating and participating of plans listed above.

• To maintain accurate and up to date files according to agreed policies

• Meet with appointed supervisor for supervision and give priority to supervision sessions.

• Work effectively on your own, using your own initiative.

• To be aware of and comply with all our clients management policies and procedures.

• To contribute to the smooth running of the team by taking part in team duties and organisational and administrative systems as required

• To work as part of a team to ensure that the organisation meets, as effectively and efficiently as possible, the needs of the Young People.

• To ensure a positive profile for the organisation in its dealings with the public, service users and external agencies (e.g. Social Services) 3 • On a day to day basis, balance competing priorities and manage the issues surrounding young people using a practical, common sense approach • Ensure that the needs of young people are met within the scope of the elements of service provision.

• To attend staff meetings, training days, reviews for young people and other appropriate meetings.

• To carry out general tasks that may arise from time to time within the office or within the home

• To liaise with other agencies and professionals as required

• To assist young people to make the maximum and most appropriate use of community resources available in relation to their individual needs.

• To act as an advocate to Young People providing advice, support and guidance as appropriate.

Additional Requirements • To undertake other duties including sleepovers as required and other responsibilities required from time to time, commensurate with the post.

• To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to our client, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour.

• Attend training courses as required.

• To maintain a flexible approach to meeting the needs of young people.

Need to be a driver due to needs of the home and location.