- Working under the direction of the Deputy and Registered manager actively contribute to the provision of quality care, within which the health, welfare, education and development of young people is promoted. To work in collaboration with the team to ensure that the home meets all regulatory and statutory requirements.
- To take on-call duties outside of working hours in support of the home dealing with situations in line with children’s homes regulations and company procedures
- To take part in the assessment process of potential new admissions to the home
- To provide supervision for designated support workers and night waking support workers.
- To be involved in the recruitment, interviewing and induction of staff alongside the Deputy and Homes Manager.
- To support the Deputy and Registered manager with preparing a fair rota for staff deployed hours covering the contractual and care needs of each young person, ensuring the home has adequate staff cover.
- To embrace the homes’ ethos in line with Ofsted standards and guidelines and the Home’s Statement of Purpose.
- To actively contribute to the delivery of a nurturing, homely, safe, accepting and caring environment in which children and young people can learn social and interpersonal skills, develop a positive sense of self and build their self-esteem and confidence.
- Work proactively with the team within the daily routine and agreed structures of the house, to include for example day to day parenting responsibilities, undertaking daily household responsibilities such as domestic tasks (cleaning, washing, ironing etc.), cooking, shopping, taking young people to appointments/meetings, planning the day and participation in activities (including physical activities such as swimming) with the young people. Support in the school/home education environment, in lessons with the young people and with life skill work etc.
- To work in collaboration with the team to ensure an appropriate programme of activities are in place and work with the young people to encourage and support participation. To accompany and support young people on holidays, short breaks and outings.
- Work professionally and in partnership with parents, social workers, agencies and other professionals linked to the young person’s care plan to effectively fulfil the responsibility of parenting the young people. Support and facilitate contact with family members where appropriate.
- To work collectively with team members in using effective care practice, deescalating and diversionary strategies and recognised techniques to manage young people who exhibit challenging, threatening and confrontational behaviour. Consistently act in accordance with the company’s Behaviour Management policy and ensure appropriate recording takes place.
- To follow and act in accordance with all relevant aspects of legislation, regulation, and the company’s Policies and Procedures. Ensure an understanding of how such issues are interpreted and followed in practice, keeping up to date with changes as they occur.
- Undertake and ensure all electronic and paper recording systems are completed daily whilst on shift in line with the company’s recording protocols. Participate in handover, team meetings etc.
- To fulfil the role of key worker to a named young person attending their statutory reviews, planning meetings, school events, etc. Contribute to the writing, review and updating of the care plan, the production of reports, and in ensuring their progress is monitored and recorded. To help organise and participate in young peoples’ and community meetings.
- Work in a non-discriminatory manner supporting the differing cultural, racial and religious needs of the young people. Work constructively with colleagues and young people to enhance the positive values of working with difference, challenging attitudes and practice, which are inappropriate or unacceptable within the ethos of the house.
- To fully abide by and follow the company’s Health and Safety policies and procedures to ensure safe and effective working practices for the staff, young people and people visiting the house.
- Take responsibility for a designated area of work, or practice development as directed by the Home Manager.
- In conjunction with the Registered Manager and team develop a positive public profile of the service ensuring good communication, relationships and that staff represent the service in a professional way. To ensure that the home exemplifies the highest quality of care to young people by actively promoting continual improvements. WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN A CHILD-CENTRED, THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
- To be familiar with the background, care plan and daily progress of all young people in the home and to help implement their individual care plans.
- To play an active role in the lives of all young people and to fulfil their emotional needs: to feel seen, heard, safe, respected, valued, supported, empathised with and cared for.
- To be aware of the need to maintain a protective environment for the young people who have suffered abuse or neglect from adults and to develop ways in which they are able to trust adults.
- To be able to acknowledge the communication needs of the young people and to be able to see the young person beyond their presenting behaviour.
- To promote young people’s rights, individuality and choice.
- To build positive and appropriate working relationships with the young people, ensuring adherence to boundaries and consistency of care practice.
- Fulfil other duties reasonably considered by management as necessary for the safe and successful running of the home.
We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and our benefits package has something for everyone – including these key highlights:
– £75 cost of living bonus – We’re supporting our team with a monthly pre-tax bonus when they need it most.*
– Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales – We have a development and reward initiative in place for all our individual colleagues and teams, showing clear career pathways, progression & promotion opportunities, and pay scales to work towards if desired.
– Perkbox – Get over 200 exclusive perks and discounts, plus wellbeing and wellness content.
– Blue Light Card – Working in social care, all our staff qualify for thousands of discounts in shops, restaurants, and venues on the high street with a Blue Light Card. You can register to get 2-years access to the Blue Light Card for £4.99 and reclaim this cost via our expenses process.
– Wagestream – Any day can be payday with Wagestream, as you can withdraw some of your wages earned early.*
– Care Friends, Refer-a-Friend Scheme – Instantly earn points and cash rewards for referring people you know for roles at Salutem.
– Sovereign Health Care Plan – Affordable cover to help with your healthcare and private medical costs.
– Canada Life, Group Life Assurance – To protect all our staff from day one of employment, we provide a Death in Service benefit via Canada Life, which is offered at 1 x your annual salary.
– Blink, our internal communications app – Giving you a voice and a sense of community across the organisation.
– Pension scheme – for all qualifying staff
– Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)
As an organisation, we're committed to supporting our teams and offering a range of perks that look after your financial, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
*Terms and conditions apply.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties, and not fully encompassing of the role. You may be required to complete other duties, as deemed appropriate by the organization
Please note, due to Ofsted regulations you must be aged 23 or above to be considered for this role.