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Residential Child Care Worker - Lancashire County Council

Job Title: Residential Child Care Worker - Lancashire County Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Preston
Industry:
Salary: £12.50 - 12.50 per hour
REF: NYKBS20102020
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email: enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Lancashire County Council – Residential Child Care Worker

Location: Eden Bridge Children’s Home, Preston, PR5 6FH

Contract: Initial Contract to 10/12/2020 With possible extension

Hours: Full time (37hrs) with potential overtime

Payrate: £12.50 an Hour

Job Purpose:

To provide direct and practical support and advice to families and children accessing children's residential/outreach services

To provide support and assistance to other agencies and LCC colleagues in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of services to children and young people

To take responsibility for key working in a residential and other related children and young people's settings

To work with young people and families in the local community in support of the Outreach service and the ethos of reducing the numbers of Children Looked After.

To be involved in induction, mentoring and training of colleagues.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities – appropriate for this post:

To plan, organise and facilitate group activities, and individual support for families, children and young people.

To produce and maintain records on an Integrated Children’s System.

To work in a flexible manner as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst working in partnership with other agencies.

To attend and participate in meetings as appropriate and as directed by the Registered Manager.

To assess, review and evaluate the care planning of young people on a regular basis and provide written and/or verbal reports as and when required.

To assess and manage risks to self and others in line with LCC policy and protocol and National Minimum Standards.

To ensure that young people are safeguard and that this is regarded as a primary role and responsibility.

To plan and prepare children and young people for admission to and discharge from residential care.

To work together with all relevant professionals and agencies in the assessment and implementation of plans to meet the needs of children and young people.

To prepare, implement and review programmes for individual children and young people, and where appropriate assess and plan for young people to gain independence skills in the preparation for leaving care.

To assist children and young people to manage their behavioural difficulties or vulnerabilities.

To undertake relevant training underpinned by the service ideology and to assist in meeting the training needs of other staff and volunteers, as required.

To attend and participate in staff meetings.

To visit parental/carers homes, schools, colleges or other settings as required.

To support less experienced staff by offering advice, guidance, information and support.

To facilitate meetings which allow young people to have a say in the running of their home.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email nanayawk@4recruitmentservices.com