Residential Care Worker

Permanent
Health/Social Care
South East
Kent
£17000 - £21000
30-04-2019 01:13 PM
CC-JR01
in this role you will be required to work shifts on a 2 week rota basis within the Childrens Home.

MAIN DUTIES Professional Child Care Practice

• To provide primary basic care and a nurturing, (therapeutic) environment
• To be a positive role model for the child and encourage the child to develop meaningful relationships and attachments.
• To contribute to the normal development of the children to enable them to reach their fullest potential by providing a stimulating and varied lifestyle.
• To work with firm and consistent boundaries in order to create safety and containment for the children.
• To work with children and young people who because of past trauma display extreme challenging behaviour.
• To work alongside the child to help develop a true sense of identity and feel of self worth.
• To work alongside the Registered Manager/Social worker to provide a comprehensive history of a child’s life.
• To be willing to learn how to identify signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that children are monitored and protected.
• To be sensitive to the needs of individual children, taking account of race, culture, language and religion.
• To talk and listen to children, and to observe their behaviour, and record significant features.
• To be aware of the child’s rights and to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner.
• To work effectively alongside shift partner and other team members to ensure the child develops in a caring and consistent environment/atmosphere.
• To liaise, where necessary, with other professionals, i.e. schools, social services etc.
• To help child to integrate into mainstream school and social activities.
• To work alongside therapists to enable effective integration of care and therapy.
• To work with child and prospective carers to ensure child’s successful integration into a family when placed.
• To assist in preparation for reviews, meetings and attend when required.
• To be a key worker of a child
• To perform ad hoc tasks as and when required.


Can't find the job you're looking for?

Complete this short form & submit your CV then we will do the rest

(Permitted file size is 5Mb and file types are: doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, xls)

Attach CV*