Apprentice Residential Youth Worker

6 days left

113, Broad Street, Crewe, CW1 3UD
£25,482.51 annually
30 Oct 2020
01 Dec 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
General responsibilities include, but is not limited to, the following criteria:
  • Provide a caring service at all times and treat those they come into contact with in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in a manner which assures the safety of young people, colleagues and the public
  • Build a strong and positive team culture and ensure that adequate rostering / cover is in place within the home
  • Facilitate team meetings, case inductions, sending reports and assisting in any performance issues that require to be addressed
  • Assist in the development of staff, through Professional Development Plans, Coaching and identifying areas of improvement
  • Contribute to ongoing Risk Assessments, Safety Plans and updated Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Communicate with relevant authority, partnership organisations and anyone that is involved in the direct care of the young people at the home
  • Demonstrate commitment through regular attendance and efficient completion of all tasks allocated to them
  • Ensuring the highest standards of care, in relation to the Children's physical behavioural and emotional needs
  • Supporting young people to successfully engage with their routine and programme, that can include, but not limited to outdoor activities etc
  • Publicise and promote the aims and objectives of the organisation
  • Adhere to all organisational policies and procedures
  • Evaluate the impact of all work undertaken, with emphasis placed on reflective practice
  • Contribute to the overall evaluation of the organisation and the continued development
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in line with Health & Safety Policy Statutory Regulations
  • Adhere to Safe Places for Children Equal Opportunities Policy throughout the course of employment; andassist in the ongoing case management of young people and assist in developing the relevant plans in a partnership with the relevant authority
  • Achieve outcomes (life skills, coping skills, school, health, therapy, family) and ensure appropriate child participation in all aspects of care
  • Create a comfortable and safe environment and maintain a high standard of care all young people within the home. This includes keeping the house clean and reporting all damages etc through to line manager
  • Flexibility for all shifts including sleepovers (time off requests not guaranteed)
  • Participation in team meetings, staff meetings, training, supervision as required
  • Demonstrated ability to independently use Word. Demonstrated ability to independently and confidently use Internet Explorer
  • Ability to learn new computer skills with training or online tutorials
  • All staff members must complete relevant history checks and have a current Full UK Driver's License. Any changes to this all staff members must notify their line manager
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team work - small team, broader Safe Places team, broader stakeholder team
  • Crisis management skills and opened to feedback and new approaches
  • Demonstrate ability to work through problems professionally and appropriately
  • Ensure the ongoing confidence of the public in the organisational service provision
  • Any other duties and responsibilities deemed necessary by Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience working with challengingbehaviourssuch as verbal and physical aggression preferably in a residentialsetting
  • Minimum qualification would be a Level 3 Diploma (Relevant Subject)
  • Ability to do shift work (approx. 5 shifts a fortnight for full time staff), and sleeping sleepovers (All shifts have a sleepovercomponent)
  • Flexibility around roster changes and meeting the needs of theorganisationin relation to picking up shifts at short notice
  • Participation in team meetings, staff meetings, training, supervision asrequired

Personal qualities

  • Committed, resilient. hardworking. team player

Desired qualifications

  • Level 3 in relavant subject

Future prospects

  • Perm position

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