Do you want to make a difference by supporting young people to achieve positive outcomes in their lives?
Are you able to lead a team to provide care and support for young people who are living away from home?
Description of Role:
Reporting to the Registered Manager the post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective leadership of the houses and residential community when on duty, such that it is organised, and managed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care. Undertaking in the role of shift co-ordinator as per the allocated rota.
Ensuring a high standard of care and support is available to each child when on duty and that all child care practices in place meet the requirements of current legislation and the expectations of the inspecting regulatory bodies.
Hours: Working 40 hours per week on a rota
Responsibilities and Professional Duties
1. Performing the duties of a Care Worker to ensure the welfare needs of the children in our care are met.
2. Ensuring effective leadership and the shift co-ordination of the residential community when on duty, such that it is organised, managed and staffed in a manner that delivers the best possible child care.
3. Ensuring House Managers are delivering best practice and the highest levels of care in their individual homes.
4. Ensuring a high standard of care and support is available to each child when on duty and that all child care practices in place meet the requirements of current legislation and the expectations of the inspecting regulatory bodies.
5. Participating in the safeguarding of all the children and ensuring that High Peaks Child Protection Policy is adhered to.
6. Promoting and ensuring the general health, safety and welfare of children and staff, adhering to High Peaks H&S Policy and contributing to the Risk Assessment programme.
7. Ensuring that all current legislation is followed in relation to the handling, recording, safekeeping, administering and disposal of medication.
8. Maintaining appropriate liaison with parents/guardians and outside agencies.
9. Attending meetings of staff and pupils under the direction of the Principal/Registered Manager.
10. Sharing the operation and management of budgets relevant to residential life with fellow senior care staff.
11. Taking a full and active role in the induction, supervision, training and appraisal of the care staff which you hold responsibility for, and in particular working with other senior staff in improving the service.
12. Participating in the recruitment and selection of members of the care team including hosting Care Worker visits and attending and contributing to interviews.
13. Maintaining detailed records and logs pertaining to the above areas.
14. Ensuring all staff submit high quality records and reports, validating time sensitive materials prior to responsible staff going off duty.
15. Participating in preparing and reviewing Placement Plans for each child and ensuring these meet all regulatory guides, and attending Reviews to represent the School as and when it is appropriate to do so.
16. Contributing to, and reviewing and updating, the home’s Statement of Purpose and other home/School policies and documentation appropriate to residential life.
17. Collaborating with the Leadership Team in implementing, monitoring and reviewing all aspects of High Peaks Behaviour Management Policy.
18. Supporting the Registered Manager with appropriate tasks, based on relevant qualifications and experience.
19. Undertaking other such duties of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Leadership Team.
20. To adhere at all times to the GSCC Codes of Practice.
21. Training and Development
- Must hold an NVQ L3 in health and social care or equivalent
- Participating in arrangements for your induction, supervision, training and development.
(b) Undertaking qualifications deemed necessary by the Registered Manager and / or Head of Care to fulfil the requirements of the post.
- Reviewing your own methods of care and support.
Participating in your own Appraisal arrangements.