Job | Full Time

Residential Social Worker

Camphill Community Glencraig

Carer Professions
27702-32113
40.00
To lead and work as part of a team, enabling child residents who have learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, to pursue a valued lifestyle by supporting them, ensuring that all their social, emotional, spiritual and daily activity needs are met.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

The Team Leader will:

  • Engage in direct work with children to support them in learning life skills through engagement in planned activities
  • Maintain an environment which provides residents with the safest and highest quality of care 
  • As part of a team, identify areas where child’s needs could be better met in a Therapeutic care environment, positively managing behaviours 
  • Build rapport with the child  and provide emotional support
  • Provide child with consistent messages in relation to the desired behaviours and focus on the child’s positive behaviours, providing praise and encouragement
  • Work together with the Registered Manager to develop therapeutic interventions that will assist children with complex issues such as grief and loss, trauma, safety, relationships and development 
  • Encourage the child in identifying tools for identifying and managing their emotions (e.g. areas of art, recreation,  music) 
  • Monitor own emotional state during escalations, remaining calm and supportive.
  • Maintain clear records of work undertaken including assessment and review reports
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures in relation to incident management in the children’s home
  • Take responsibility for own professional development
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and practice skills through supervision and training linked to continuous registration requirements
  • Keyworker duties include Keyworker Reports, and participating in Child Protection and LAC processes
  • Participate in the audit program in the Registered Children’s Home and in the wider community where required
  • Reviewing and revising schedules, liaising with stakeholders and families.
  • Form part of the Social Care Safeguarding On-Call team which operates on a rota system

 

 

Staff

The Team Leader will:

  • Take responsibility for the day to day running of the house in the absence of the Registered Manager.
  • Work with the Support Team to ensure objectives and methods of work with each resident for the coming week are understood.
  • Facilitate and assess staff working to NISCC induction standards and ensure individual requirements are being met.
  • Facilitate effective communication processes.
  • Supervise staff on a formal basis and facilitate staff performance appraisals and staff personal development profiles.
  • Be responsible for undertaking regular coaching, mentoring and supervision of Child Residential Workers working within the home.
  • Ensure that all Child Residential Workers uphold the dignity of the residents so that all are enabled to play an active part in the making of day to day decisions.
  • Be responsible for identifying training needs of Child Residential Workers, maintaining training records and reporting this to the Registered Manager.

 

Administration

The Team Leader will:

  • Maintain and ensure that daily/weekly records of service provision are maintained within resident’s files.
  • Report any changes in, or concerns about, individual residents to the Registered Manager.
  • Take responsibility for receiving and receipting all resident’s monies and monitoring petty cash expenditure as applicable following the identified procedure.
  • Assist with the budget and management of the house finances.
  • Have an awareness of all Looked After Children Policies & Procedures and will deliver services in compliance with RQIA’s minimum care standards.
  • Ensure a sustainable service through the delivery of support to individuals as per contractual arrangement.

 

 

Meetings and Training

The Team Leader will:

  • Attend Team Leader and general staff meetings with the Registered Manager to review and plan work.
  • Attend individual supervision meetings with the Registered Manager.
  • Participate in in-service mandatory training.
  • Facilitate NISCC and in-house Induction training for new staff.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise in requirements to meet regulatory standards.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise of Camphill Community Glencraig’s Code of Ethics, Customer Care, and Health and Safety Risk Management System.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise on the effects of Learning and physical and sensory disability and any other condition pertaining to the resident’s.

 

Accommodation / Health and Safety

The Team Leader will:

  • Be aware of and act in accordance with Camphill Community Glencraig’s Health and Safety Policy ensuring that all matters of health and safety are given the highest priority and work with the Facilities Manager and Registered Manager to ensure that all requirements in terms of the law are met.
  • Be aware of and act in accordance with Camphill Community Glencraig’s Safeguarding Policies.
  • Conduct all activities in a manner which is safe to themselves and others.
  • Carry out health and safety monitoring checklists as indicated including the risk assessment and will report on complaints and adverse incidents.
  • Report the need for repairs or maintenance in the accommodation to the Registered Manager and Facilities Co-ordinator.
  • Will, in conjunction with the Registered Manager, delegate maintenance and repair work which is the responsibility of the Camphill Community Glencraig, and will follow up that which is the responsibility of outside agencies.
  • Will participate in cleaning, cooking etc. as required to ensure agreed standards are maintained.

 

General

 

  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the post.
  • Upholding and actively participating in the cultural and spiritual impulses in Camphill Community Glencraig.

Person Specification:

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA – all applicants MUST be able to demonstrate either at short-listing or at interview all essential criteria listed below.  Applicants should therefore make it clear on their application form whether or not they meet these criteria. Failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted. The stage in the process when the criteria will be measured is stated below.

 

The following are essential criteria which will be measured at short listing stage:

 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Education/Training/

Qualifications

Third Level Qualification in Social Work.

 

Hold Social Work Registration on the NISCC register.

 

Application form

Experience

Demonstrable evidence of 2 years’ experience working with challenging behaviours such as verbal and physical aggression preferably in a residential setting.

 

Demonstrable evidence of 2 years’ experience working with people with Autism/Learning Disability.

Experience of running or assisting in the running of a house for residents with learning disabilities.

 

 

Experience of managing staff and/or volunteers

Application form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of the residential model of service provision.

 

Knowledge of the effects of disability

 

Ability to motivate others

 

Strong organisational skills

 

Able and willing to take initiative

 

Strong effective communication skills both orally and in writing

 

Understanding of, and willingness to actively support and promote the Camphill ethos

Knowledge of RQIA.

 

 

 

Knowledge of DHSS&PS Minimum Standards for Residential Children’s Home

 

Knowledge of policies & Procedures regarding Looked After Children in Northern Ireland

 

Awareness of Children’s and Adult Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

 

Interview

Circumstances

Flexibility to work on a rota basis that requires sleep over duties.

 

Hold a full and current driving licence valid for use in the UK and Ireland and have access to a car on appointment

(This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post)

 

Application form

 

Interview

 

Valid diver licence, business insurance & MOT cert as relevant

Other Requirements

 

Access NI check

 

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

 

Job References

 

Valid work permit

 

Valid documentation

 

Occupational Health questionnaire

 

2 satisfactory references

 

Work permit

 

The following are essential criteria which will be measured at interview stage:

 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Experience

Experience in planning or implementing and reviewing individual support packages.

 

Experience of providing direct personal care to individuals

 

Prior Key Worker Experience

 

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of supervisory management.

 

Experience of team working.

 

Experience of working with people with a learning disability

Experience of running or assisting in the running of a house for residents with learning disabilities.

 

Experience of managing staff and/or volunteers

 

Interview

 

 

 

 

 

Interview

 

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of the residential model of service provision.

 

Knowledge of the effects of disability

 

Ability to motivate others

 

Strong organisational skills

 

Able and willing to take initiative

 

Strong effective communication skills both orally and in writing

 

Understanding of, and willingness to actively support and promote the Camphill ethos

Knowledge of RQIA.

 

Knowledge of DHSS&PS Minimum Standards for Residential Children’s Home

 

Knowledge of Learning and, physical or sensory disability and associated conditions.

 

Knowledge of policies & Procedures regarding Looked After Children in Northern Ireland

 

Awareness of Children’s and Adult Safeguarding Policies & Procedures

Interview

Other Requirements post job offer

 

Access NI check

 

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

 

Job References

 

Valid work permit

 

Valid documentation

 

Occupational Health questionnaire

 

2 satisfactory references

 

Work permit

Closing Date

Monday / 10 February 2020 4:00pm
4:00pm

Contact Details

The HR Team 

Camphill Community Glencraig
4 Seahill Road
Holywood
BT18 0DB
United Kingdom

Files

200127 RSW CCGJDPS (20-01) AP MF.docx