Hours : Waking Night 10pm-8am pro rata. Temp to perm.
The Care Assistant will provide children and young people “looked after” with appropriately planned care, support, and guidance and to provide a positive role model. To act in a professional, proactive capacity in order to provide a positive living experience for the children and young people resident in the home utilising the framework of the Model of Attachment Practice.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- To become familiar with the Model of Attachment Practice
- To develop caring relationships with children in the Home and ensuring that their physical, psychological, social and emotional needs are met.
- To be sensitive to the needs of individual children/young people, taking account of race, culture, language and religion.
- To be familiar with policies in all matters concerning the facility and to implement such matters including the completion of relevant records.
- To assist the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in providing a safe caring and supportive environment for children.
- To monitor the children during the night and provide assistance and support to them.
- To assist the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in bed time and waking routines.
- To provide support to the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in preparing suppers, snacks, breakfasts and packed lunches for the children.
- To undertake household duties, which include, but are not limited to, washing up, laundry, ironing duties around the home when the children have gone to bed.
- To check that the building is secure and that all fire prevention equipment is functioning – report any defects to the Social Work Manager.
- To participate in Team meetings within the home.
- To contribute to the identification of personal and Home training needs and to attend induction training and other in service training events as required.
- To bring to the attention of the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker anything untoward or where the involvement of the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker would be required.
- To contribute to the maintenance of records in respect of individual young people relating to events occurring within the home during the night.
- To be able to complete up to and including level 3 TCI physical intervention techniques and to apply levels 1 to level 3 when safely able to do so under the terms prescribed in each individual young person’s care plan in managing children/young people with potential violent outbursts.
- To participate and make good use of regular formal supervision.
- To keep abreast of good practise in order to develop skills, knowledge and experience.
- To report to a line manager or other appropriate personnel malpractices or evidence which may suggest it
- Report any Health & Safety issues to the Social Work Manager.
- Any other duties, which may be required consistent with the well-being and care of the children and the home.
- To have a flexible approach.