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Care Assistant - Waking Night (Band 3) Enniskillen

Part Time

REF: CA-WNB3 AV1

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Job description

Hours : Waking Night 10pm-8am pro rata. Temp to perm.

JOB SUMMARY

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

  1. To become familiar with the Model of Attachment Practice
  2. To develop caring relationships with children in the Home and ensuring that their physical, psychological, social and emotional needs are met.
  3. To be sensitive to the needs of individual children/young people, taking account of race, culture, language and religion.
  4. To be familiar with policies in all matters concerning the facility and to implement such matters including the completion of relevant records.
  5. To assist the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in providing a safe caring and supportive environment for children.
  6. To monitor the children during the night and provide assistance and support to them.
  7. To assist the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in bed time and waking routines.
  8. To provide support to the Residential Social Worker / Residential Care Worker in preparing suppers, snacks, breakfasts and packed lunches for the children.
  9. 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.
  10. To check that the building is secure and that all fire prevention equipment is functioning – report any defects to the Social Work Manager.
  11. To participate in Team meetings within the home.
  12. To contribute to the identification of personal and Home training needs and to attend induction training and other in service training events as required.
  13. 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.
  14. To contribute to the maintenance of records in respect of individual young people relating to events occurring within the home during the night.
  15. 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.
  16. To participate and make good use of regular formal supervision.
  17. To keep abreast of good practise in order to develop skills, knowledge and experience.
  18. To report to a line manager or other appropriate personnel malpractices or evidence which may suggest it
  19. Report any Health & Safety issues to the Social Work Manager.
  20. Any other duties, which may be required consistent with the well-being and care of the children and the home.
  21. To have a flexible approach.

Essential

5 GCSE’s Grade C or above including English and Maths and a minimum 6 months experience of working with children / young people age 10 – 18 years in a formal setting.

OR

Relevant Child Care / Social Care qualification e.g. NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and a minimum 6 months experience of working with children/ young people age 10 – 18 years in a formal setting.

OR

A higher qualification i.e. Degree in Social Work, Teaching, Youth Work

OR

A minimum 3 years’ experience of working with children/ young people age 10 – 18 years in a formal setting.

AND

Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council

 

Ability to work as part of a Team.

Ability to relate appropriately with young people.

Understand the concept of confidentially.

Ability to keep accurate records.

Ability to deal with children / young people who present with challenging behaviour.

An understanding of values and principles that underpin a quality service for Looked after Children and the role of Waking Night Staff in meeting these.

Knowledge of Health and Safety at work, Fire and First Aid.

Job Card

REF

CA-WNB3 AV1

Start Date:

2021-09-10

Closing Date:

2021-09-17

Contract type:

Part Time

Salary/Package:

To be discussed at interview

Sector:

Temporary Agency Staff

Location:

Enniskillen

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