Residential Childcare Worker

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Raynes Park
£27145 - £29145 per annum
Social Care
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Arch Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Residential Childcare Worker for a children's service in Raynes Park.

Main Purpose of Job:
  • To be responsible to the Registered Manager for the day to day running of the home and for the delivery of the day to day care to young people
  • To ensure that the staff teams are maintaining their therapeutic approach and providing direct work with the children
  • To operate within the legal parameters as described in the companies’ policies and procedures
  • To give support in the business, clinical and social development of the service
  • To share responsibility in the protecting of company assets and be proactive in securing a positive company image.
  • Be part of a team of residential care staff when on shift, ensuring that safe and appropriate care practices are maintained at all times
  • Support the manager in all aspects of the operational management of the establishment
  • Ensure that the homes policies, procedures and principles are adhered to
  • Maintain the development of positive childcare practice in keeping with the aims and objectives of the organisation
  • Provide safe, warm and supportive environment to our young people
  • To be involved in the planning, organisation of the home
  • Maintain a regular system of recording in connection with each young person
  • To be involved in the implementation of care plans
  • Assist in the provision of reports when required
  • Ensure when on shift that care staff conduct themselves within the guide-lines of the establishment
  • Assist with the process of development, implementation and review of the organisations policy
  • Co-ordinate the daily routine of the home
  • To promote and maintain high standards of cleanliness
  • Participate in the general activities of the establishment
  • Use any personal skills, you may have to maximise opportunity for each resident
  • Establish and develop outside contacts both individually and through various activities developed within and outside of the establishment
  • Undertake delegated household duties
  • Attend regular supervision sessions as required
  • Attend team meetings and training sessions as required
  • Accept responsibility for such money as may be required in the carrying out of necessary duties
  • Undertake sleeping in duties as required
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of the establishment
  • Deal with telephone enquiries and undertake administrative duties as required e.g. logbooks, daily logs, incident forms, handovers etc.
  • Maintain case file records
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the manager
  • To foster and encourage, wherever appropriate contact between children and their families
  • To maintain good liaison and co-operate with external agencies e.g. social workers, consultant staff
  • To develop a responsible attitude with residents with regard to the fabric, furnishings, equipment, supplies and services in/out of the establishment
  • To support young people in all domestic aspects of their personal space and the communal area of the home
  • To demonstrate both sensitivity and appropriate assertiveness
  • To work in a pressured environment with groups of diverse young people, staff and other professionals
  • To carry out the duties of the post in a mature and responsible manner, seeking and receiving support aa necessary
  • To physically intervene if a young person’s behaviour is dangerous to others or themselves, in accordance with the procedural guidelines of the organisation and relevant legislation
  • To participate in the construction and implementation of care plans on individual young persons placed
Other requirements:
  • Experience of working in a residential service with children and young people aged 11-17 with EBD
  • NVQ Level 3 in Children and the Young People's Workforce or NVQ Level 3 Residential Childcare
  • Clear enhanced DBS check regsitered with the update service
  • Sleeping in/shift work, including evenings, bank holidays and weekends on a rota system - 7:30am - 15:00pm and 14:00pm - 22:00pm
**If you are interested in the above role then please send your CV to or call 07873233105 for more information**
Recruiting this role:
Stephen Ridley
Stephen Ridley