Residential Support Worker
Job TitleResidential Support Worker
Job SectorSupport Work
Job Salaryup to £10 (per hour)
Job TypeFull Time
Term of WorkPermanent
Location: Liverpool (if this location isn't suitable the company also have houses in St Helens, Widnes, Prescott, Tuebrook, Walton, Mossley Hill, Bootle and Wirral).
Pay: £9.75 per hour
Hours: 32 hours per week (contract) 3 nights on, 3 nights off
Purpose of Job:
To provide waking night cover between the hours of 22:00 and 08:00, working with young people, aged 16-18, within the context of a semi-independent setting.
Such cover should deliver consistent, responsive and effective care and support to each young person resident, in line with their individual needs.
To actively promote the Voice and Rights of the individual young person, and to ensure the maintenance of a home environment which is anti-oppressive and which acknowledges and values diversity.
To operate within all Policies and Procedures as defined and to actively support a living and learning environment which promotes self-development, personal achievement and resilience.
To ensure, through the delivery of consistent, effective and safe working practices, the positive safeguarding and welfare of each young person.
Main Duties: Waking Night Residential Support Worker
To remain awake, aware and responsive to the diverse need of the young people resident.
Liaise effectively and professionally with all other relevant agencies, including Social Care, the Police, Hospital units etc. as mandated by Policy and Procedures.
Implement Missing from Home procedures where necessary, undertake all appropriate recording and reporting of young people as MFH/UAFH/AFH, and initiate and maintain chronologies.
Promote, safeguard and maintain the well-being of each young person resident.
Promote positive, trust based and meaningful relationships with young people.
Address the identified emotional, support and well-being needs of young people as they may arise throughout the working shift.
Address any identified emergency medical needs that may arise through eg. self-harm, or through an incident or accident.
Ensure all Safeguarding/CSE/CE matters are addressed in line with Policy and best practice.
Produce accurate and effective handovers and supporting documentation.
Undertake all relevant administrative tasks including: daily recordings, updating Risk Assessments, progress reports, and all reporting forms, (Safeguarding, concern, CE1, Incident and accident).
Attend and participate in team meetings, training and developmental opportunities.
Participate in relevant training/development opportunities as identified through supervision and the needs of the company.
Operate at all times within the Confidentiality/Data Protection framework as established and in compliance with the GDPR.
Address issues of conflict resolution with consistency, and in a positive, non-judgemental manner.
A L2/3 in Childcare/ Health and Social Care is desirable but not a necessity.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and must be able to supply the names of relevant references.