Job Description

The post holder will be required to work evenings, sleeps and weekends.

6 months

The following information is furnished to help Council staff and those people considering joining the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to understand and appreciate the general work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. The following points should be noted:

1 Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used below, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job profile.

2 Employees should not refuse to undertake work, which is not specified on this form, but they should record any additional duties they are required to perform and these will be taken into account when the post is reviewed.

3 Bradford is an Equal Opportunities Employer and requires its employees to comply with all current equality policies both in terms of equal opportunity for employment and access to the Council Services.

4 The Council is committed, where possible, to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Key Purpose of Post: explain the main purpose of post i.e. why does it exist, what is its

main focus. Information can be drawn from a relevant Job Description/Job Profile

To contribute to the success of the organisation by:

As required by management to assist in providing a comprehensive residential service across units within the specific service area in accord with Council Policy requirements.

To contribute to the success of the service by promoting the Statement Of Purpose of the home, its objectives and outcomes for children in order to achieve an Ofsted Rating of Good or better.

Main Responsibilities of Post: explain what needs to be done to do the job fully.

Describe the main duties in priority order, addressing the questions why the task is carried

out? and what does it seek to achieve? Information can be drawn from a relevant Job

Description / Job Profile

To undertake the key worker role and implement care plans, devise behaviour management

plans ,risk assessments and health plans with support; this ensures children are cared for consistently.

To ensure that all children’s files are kept up- to- date and any remedial action is taken

Promptly. This not only ensures information held on children is accurate, it contributes to the inspection process.

To supervise the day to day physical and emotional needs of the children in accord with

Racial; Cultural; Religious; linguistic and dietary needs. This ensures children and young people are supported to go to school, enjoy leisure activities, stay healthy and also safe.

To participate in the development of Trainee Residential Practitioners. Sharing knowledge and experience with new starters.

To adhere to all the requirements in relation to the Safe Handling of Medication and follow all relevant procedures in line with Departmental Policy. Make sure children receive any medicines at the right dosage and at the prescribed times.

To ensure confidentiality of information in line with the Data Protection Act.

Responsibility to ensure that all mandatory training is undertaken and kept up –to –date.

Job Dimensions: To provide day -to –day 24hr care to a group of young people, some may

Have physical or learning disabilities /Autism. Some may have suffered neglect or abuse. All

are likely to display some challenging behaviour.

It will be working unsocial hours and shifts on a rota including some weekends and

Bank holidays.

Tasks will include some shopping, cleaning and cooking. Assisting children with their

Personal care and hygiene. Carrying out tasks a parent would do.

To obtain, transmit and record information both verbally, written and electronically.

To engage in physically activities and tasks including walking, bending moving and handling

And leisure activities with young people.

Responsible for access to petty cash and /or amenity monies for outdoor activities.

Responsibility for young people’s belongings and money. Access to equipment and property

Used in the course of duties.

Supervising children/young people overnight on trips, holiday’s as required.

Able to be mobile to attend meetings, appointments at Doctors, Schools, Social Work

Offices across the District as required.

Undertake training as required.

If this post has decision making responsibility outline its extent:

Decisions within policies and procedures in relation to the day to day running of the unit and appropriate responses to the basic care needs of service users.

Professional Qualifications:

Required to have : Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Workforce

( Equivalent ; NVQ 3 Caring for children and young people, NVQ 3 Early years and

Education: NVQ 3 promoting Independence. Certificate in Residential Care.

BA in Social Work. NVQ level 4 Health and Social Care. CSS, Degree in Youth and

Community Work; Degree in Childhood Studies )

Routine Communications:

· Contractors visiting to undertake repairs

· .Taxis or transports for young people

· Visiting relatives/ friends , hospitality.

· Residential Practitioners, Managers and volunteers.

· Visiting Elected Members showing around the home.

· OFSTED Inspectors and contribution to the Inspection process.

· Social Workers to communicate care planning and statutory reviews

· Education and Health Professionals; achieving positive outcomes for children.

· Partner Agencies. e.g Police Multi- agency working and Safeguarding.

· Wider Community promoting the service and problem solving

· Line Managers and Senior Managements – Reporting procedures.

You must have:

  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 3 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**