Waking Night Support Worker
Consistent Quality Support is a dynamic and innovative Children, Young People and Young Adult Support Service. Our business successfully delivers frontline care services to children, young adults, their families and local authority clients. Our purpose is to provide outstanding care to the UK’s most vulnerable and difficult to place children and young people within a supportive and understanding environment of residential care.The post holder will be required to work support shifts as outlined within your employment contract. It will be a specific term of your contract of employment to support the business deliver a high-quality service and meet the needs of our child/young persons care package.
As a Support Worker, you will be responsible and accountable in assisting the Manager in the running of this project, implementing a high standard of quality care to service users in line with our registered services, meeting care standards and the common induction frameworks and the code of practice for social care workers. In the absence of the Residential Manager you will assist and report to the Deputy Manager.
Ensure good working relationships with fellow employees and have high regard for the example you set for our children/young people.
Main Duties & General Responsibilities of the post:
* To ensure that our child/young person is valued, able to explore personal development and has the opportunity to communicate their needs, choices and aspirations
* To be responsible for the physical care, safety, health & wellbeing of our children/young people. This will involve supporting the service user with personal care, as detailed in the care plan/risk assessment.
* To support children/young people fully with their life choices, including activities in the community, this will involve sports, swimming, walking, independent living and a range of activities that will consist of physical participation.
* To provide individual advocate support as necessary, promoting and empowering the child/young persons choice, inclusion and decision making.
* To promote and respect the privacy and dignity of the child/young person at all times
* To maintain the confidentiality and respect the views of the child/young person.
* To liaise with other agencies, parents and carers, supporting the child/young person to advocate their views, at their request, using communication methods that encourage the independence of the child/young person.
* Codes of confidentiality cannot be promised if the risk to a child/young person is evident and safeguarding procedures are instigated.
* To work as a team member providing needs project and community activities, that are recreational, vocational, educational and person centred.
* To project a positive image of people with learning difficulties, challenging behaviours or other disabilities.
* To promote equality and diversity, equal opportunities and respect cultures and values.
* To manage and guide volunteers, promoting a positive and cohesive image to team building. Initiating supportive, appropriate and effective communication approaches.
* To attend staff team planning meetings monthly and provide an adequate handover at end/beginning of shift.
* To complete risk assessments, daily logs, accident & incident reports, medication forms, audits, daily weekly checklist and to a detailed high standard.
* To attend child/young person reviews as and when required.
* To attend and participate in staff training
* To assist and ensure effective administrative, financial and record systems are maintained.
* To adhere to vehicle checks and transport duties as and when required, reporting and defects with immediate effect.
* To follow environmental health procedures including PPE
* To adhere to hygiene procedures, including cooking and cleaning to maintain safety
* Notification of any needs, problems or defects. All staff are accountable and responsible for the health & safety of the child/young person, equipment, buildings, vehicles and the reporting of incidents that may lead to a potential risk. Preventative measures are proactively encouraged.
* To ensure all Consistent Quality Support policies and procedures are understood and complied with a 6 monthly refresher is encouraged.
* To adhere to the staff handbook and changes in respect of Human Resources policies
* To carry out any reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the level of support worker responsibility/management of the project and the provision of service systems, policies and procedures, always ensuring the maintenance of good service standards and professional practices.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £10.00-£12.00 per hour
Support Worker Schedule:
* 12 hour shift
* Night shift
COVID-19 considerations: All staff and visitors alike must test prior to entering our business
* Support Work: 2 years (preferred)
* Driving Licence (preferred)