Job Description

Personal Job Title: Residential Practitioner (Emergency Response)

Reporting to:

Key role objectives

The post holder will provide high quality care and interventions to children and young people in a variety of settings including residential homes, emergency accommodation, family home and foster placements, which will contribute to the protection, safeguarding and promotion of the education, health and well-being of children and young people.

This role is specifically to work within our emergency response team; therefore the post holder will need to work in a flexible way, which will include working across services, often supporting children in crisis.

The post holder will promote, safeguard, and protect the welfare of each child or young person and provide care to children and young people in respect of meeting their physical, emotional, and social needs. To support and promote a child’s education and transition to independence and adulthood. To also apply the Rotherham Family Approach incorporating Restorative Practice and Signs of Safety and other agreed evidence based therapeutic and behavioural management approaches and practice models.

The post holder will promote advocacy, voice, and Influence opportunities, which will ensure that children and young people participate in the decision making that affect them and their voices influence the decisions that develop, shape, and improve practices within their home.

To work effectively as part of team to provide flexible packages of support to children and young people in the residential home, emergency accommodation, family home and foster placements.

To engage in the day to day running of the home to include leading and coordinating shifts, planning and participating in activities, provision of meals, personal and intimate care, administration of medication in line with the council’s policy and completing administrative tasks as required including safe handling of cash.

To undertake mandatory staff training programmes as agreed and to attend staff meetings and formal supervision sessions in line with policy and procedure and statutory guidelines.

To provide and promote a safe, stimulating and nurturing physical environment, contributing to Health and Safety Standards and the maintenance and security of the building.

Shortlisting and interview criteria

1. Experience of working in a service or provision designed to support children and young people with complex needs, such as difficulties in regulating their emotions and behaviours due to past experiences.

2. Experience of working directly with children and families in a multi-agency setting and knowledge of the roles of other agencies and professionals

3. Knowledge of child development and the impact of early childhood trauma

4. Knowledge and experience of developing, implementing, and reviewing individual programmes of care.

5. Ability to record accurate data for monitoring and evaluation purposes and to write informative and concise reports for a variety of audiences

6. Knowledge of Children’s Homes Regulations and Safeguarding frameworks

7. Practical knowledge of working / dealing with difficult situations in a diplomatic, sensitive and caring professional manner and knowledge of professional boundaries and safe working practices which contribute to managing risk.

8. Knowledge and experience of acting as an advocate, promoting self-advocacy and a commitment to upholding children’s rights

9. Using a range of computer applications and ICT including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, internet and e-mail

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**