Residential Child Care Practitioner Waking Nights - Goole

Residential Child Care Practitioner, Waking Nights - Goole
Residential Child Care Practitioner, Waking Nights - Goole




Unqualified RCCP - £9.00 per hour, £67.50 per sleepover rate, £24,300 annual salary
Qualified RCCP - £9.20 per hour, £67.50 per sleepover rate, £24,660 annual salary


Responsible to -
House Manager

Responsible for -
- As part of the care team, to consistently provide a high quality care experience for children and young people. To maintain a high standard of individual practice consistent with Health and Social Care Standards and SSSC codes of practice.

Young People Key tasks -
- To work in a positive, respectful and empowering way with all young people in order to promote good relationships and encourage achievement.
- Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of any young people that you may come into contact with.
- To be fully aware of safeguarding and child protection issues.
- To fully understand the reporting process of child protection within the home.
- To understand the principals of safeguarding young people, staff and self.
- To consistently and proactively ensure the therapeutic care of young people.
- To provide a positive role model and maintain high professional standards at all times.
- To maintain appropriate routines, limits and boundaries for the young people.
- Reporting missing personas to the Police, responsible local authority and those with parental responsibility. This includes reporting missing persons returned.
- Ensure that children and young people are supervised appropriately at night time in accordance with their care plan and risk assessment.
- To offer nurturing support to children and young people during the night as required.

Programme Participation Key Tasks -
- To ensure high standards of safe working practices are adhered to at all times.
- To participate in and encourage the participation of the young people in the domestic tasks of the home in order to develop the self-care skills.
- Attend, participate and make productive use of supervision and staff meetings as required in the Health and Social Care Standards.
- Administer medication, according to each child's/ young person's plan and in accordance with written procedures.
- Encourage children and young people to develop social and life skills and to be as independent as possible.

Education Key Tasks -
- To take an active interest in each young person's educational development and achievements.
- To remain informed about educational matters and contribute to the development of educational opportunities inherent in the home.
- Assisting in health promotion and personal hygiene development of the young people.
- Supporting young people with education in a non-teaching capacity.
- Support for the Alternative Curriculum and Curriculum Enrichment.

Report Writing Tasks -
- To maintain where appropriate, all necessary records in a timely manner and to a high standard.
- To contribute to monthly reports on each young person.
- Participate in, and complete records for statutory reviews and meetings concerning the young people were required.
- Take part in Handovers to and ensure all relevant information is shared with staff changing shifts.
- Write review reports, risk assessment and contribute to care plans.

Liaison Key Tasks -
- To liaise and contribute possessively with parents and partner agencies to ensure that the best interests of the young people are respected and promoted at all times.
- To deal with telephone enquiries obtaining as much information as possible before passing the matter to senior on call if necessary.
- To report all matters of concern to the senior on call.

Other Key Tasks -
- To demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.
- To remain well informed about latest practice, research policy and legislative developments in relation to residential child care.
- To demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.
- The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time. It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.
- To provide cover to other ACAD Residential houses when required.
- Undertake relevant training programmes as required by the Company, SSSC & Health and Social Care Standards and be responsive to own personal development.
- To work as part of a team with colleagues and other professional to meet the social, emotional and educational health and mental health needs of young people.
- Contribute to a culture of open and honest communication.
- Adapt and respond positively to changing patterns and work situations.
- To ensure that you attend monthly CALM refreshers.
- Awareness and responsibility for the health and safety of the home, children, young people, colleagues and yourself.
- You must co-operate with the company in complying with the Health and Safety requirements and are therefore expected to follow Company policies, to acquaint yourself with the Fire, Health and Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and condition.
- Adherence to the companies Time and Attendance system.
- Assist with the preparation and serving of meals to children and young people, ensuring meals and snacks reflect a healthy, balanced diet, and cater for individual diets and cultural needs.
- Carry out domestic tasks within the service.
- Transport and escort children/ young people, to and from the residential base, when appropriate, including the ability to drive service vehicles, in line with Health & Safety guidelines. (Valid UK driving license is required).
- Assist in managing petty cash in accordance with ACAD procedures.
- Ensure the buildings and equipment is maintained to q quality standard, through reporting repairs or maintenance requirements to relevant parties, as appropriate.
- Maintain confidentiality in relation to children/ young people and staff.
- To provide and maintain high levels of cleanliness.
- To ensure that all communal areas of the establishment are clean and tidy.
- This position involves some manual handling duties, e.g. loading and unloading washing machine.

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Healthcare & Medical
Support Worker
£24,300 - £24,660

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Natalie Waites, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Leeds
5th Floor, Broad Gate, 1 The Headrow

Telephone: 01132003715