Apprentice Residential Worker

229, Rugby Road, Longford, CV3 2BB
£372.80 - £395.60 per week
19 Nov 2020
01 Jan 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Duties will involve:
  • Meet the identified needs of children/young people as outlined in individual careplans and as agreed with the manager
  • To work in partnership with young people, their families, social workers and other relevant agenciesin meeting the needs of young people
  • To ensure that work with children/young people is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements
  • To ensure that the safety and welfare of young people is paramount
  • To undertake all tasks in the daily life of young people, as required of the good parent
  • To participate in implementing, monitoring and reviewing children/young people's care/health and education plans where appropriate and to contribute in planning meetings and reviews as require
  • To be involved in monitoring admissions to the home and to assume responsibility for the smooth running of the home in the manager's absence
  • To take on the role of key worker to individual young people/young adults as required by the homes manager
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare and rights of children/young people
  • To work with children/young people to involve them in the day-to-day running of the home and their own individual care plans
  • To participate in planning and implementing discharge and after care plans children/young people's
  • To understand and be familiar with all relevant legislation guidance policies procedures in relation to safeguarding young people
  • To promote the development of a comfortable physical environment, which is conducive to good social care practice and in line with standards and guidance
  • To provide personal care where appropriate to young people/young adults whilst promoting their individual rights to respect, dignity and independence
  • To be familiar and adhere to the policies and procedures of the home
  • To work as part of a team and to communicate effectively with colleagues
  • To undertake administrative tasks and all forms of record keeping as required by the manager
  • To attend and participate in induction, supervision, appraisal, staff meetings and training programmes as required
  • To be involved in handling certain financial matters within the home e.g. administering petty cash and issuing young people with pocket money. Also, to ensure that residents are supported with their financial management and to ensure that the company's accounts regulations are adhered to in respect of these matters
  • To work a rota devised by the relevant manager, which will require flexibility and will include regular waking-night duties
  • To undertake any household tasks as required
  • To contribute to the development of positive links with the community and other agencies
  • To contribute to the service development within the company
  • To undertake any other such duties assigned by the Director of Operations or his authorised representative

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to deal with emotional stress
  • Ability to be flexible
  • An understanding of the developmental needs (physical, emotional, intellectual, social and educational) of young people
  • Child Protection issues and procedures. Social Care Services available to young people and their families
  • Working with young people and their families in a residential setting
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Working within a team
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and understanding
  • Positive can do attitude

Desired qualifications

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills that are or equivalent to English/maths GCSE A-C/8-4
  • Training in relevant area, i.e. intensive interaction and sign language
  • NVQ Level 3 in Working with Young Peopleor similar

Future prospects

Permanent positions.

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