Apprentice Residential Youth Worker

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Recruiter
SAFE PLACES FOR CHILDREN UK
Location
113, Broad Street, Crewe, CW1 3UD
Salary
£25,482.51 annually
Posted
30 Oct 2020
Closes
01 Dec 2020
Ref
VAC001662843
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
December
Duration
Permanent
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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