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Job | Full Time

Waking Night Support Worker

Camphill Community Glencraig

Carer Professions
Commencing £22,482
36.00
to work as part of a community with the purpose of meeting the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of each resident with disabilities and challenging behaviour. Role can require an element of personal care.

Key Duties & Responsibilities include:

  1. Service Users
  • The Support Worker will assist the child/  young person as directed by the House coordinators and/or Group Leaders
  • The Support Worker will promote and participate in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for the child/ young person
  • The Support Worker will set up activities and various items of apparatus for the child/ young person if required
  • The Support Worker will follow the child / young person’s individual support plan and report any changes in, or concerns about the child / young person to their line manager
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  • The Support Worker will assist the child/ young person with intimate care needs where required
  • The Support Worker will ensure robust and detailed communication between key stakeholders involved in child / young person’s care

 

  1. Quality
  • The Support Worker will follow all statutory policies and procedures as per external agencies such as RQIA and NISCC
  • The Support Worker will be aware of and act in accordance with Camphill Community Glencraig’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • The Support Worker will maintain NISCC registration where required and enact the basic minimum standard of competencies
  • The Support Worker will follow emergency protocols put into place to maintain child/ young person’s safety and that of colleagues and other professionals
  • The Support Worker will report and record all accidents and significant events
  • The Support Worker will ensure work is carried out in line with best practice
  • The Support Worker will have an awareness of all Camphill Community Glencraig’s policies and procedures and work within these

 

 

  1. Financial

 

  • The Support Worker will ensure organisation resources are used in a cost effective manner
  • The Support Worker will identify areas of cost saving within own remit of work where applicable

 

  1. Learning and Development

 

  • The Support Worker will participate in regular team meetings and attend supervision and annual appraisal reviews with the line manager
  • The Support Worker will undertake all mandatory and developmental training as identified by line manager and that required of them to maintain NISCC minimum standards of practice
  • The Support Worker will reflect on Practice and learn from it contributing to own personal developmental.

 

  1. General
  • The Support Worker will deal with minor First Aid as required
  • The Support Worker will participate in various cleaning duties as required to ensure agreed standards are maintained
  • The Support Worker will be required to carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by their line manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

QCF level 2 or equivalent in Health & Social Care or related discipline

 

This Criteria will be waived where the candidate has at least 12 months relevant experience in an educational/care setting and with willingness to complete the QCF Level 2 or equivalent qualification within first 12 months of service

 

Basic numeracy and literacy (English language) skills

 

Registered or agreeable to applying for registration with the N. Ireland Social Care Council

Qualification in Health & Social Care, Social Sciences

Application form

Experience

At least six months experience in a caring and / or educational support field

 

Experience in education or health and social care setting

 

Experience in working with individuals with a disability

 

Experience of dealing with challenging behaviour

Application from

 

Interview

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Effective communication skills

 

Ability to work as part of a team

 

Team worker

 

Caring & reliable

 

Maintaining confidentiality

 

Ability to work under pressure

 

Knowledge of principles of curative education or social therapy based on Anthroposophical ideals

 

Awareness of the ethos of Camphill movement and principles of Rudolf Steiner

Application from

 

Interview

Circumstances

Be flexible to work on a rota basis that will include unsocial hours, weekends

 

 

Interview

Other Requirements

 

Valid work permit / valid EUSS certificate

 

Access NI check

 

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

 

Job References

 

Work permit/valid EUSS certificate

 

Valid documentation

 

Occupational Health questionnaire

 

2 satisfactory references

 

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

 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Experience

Experience of working with individuals with learning disability

Experience of dealing with challenging behaviours

Interview

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Effective verbal and written communication skills

 

Ability to carry out physically and emotionally demanding work

 

Willingness to undertake mandatory training

 

Willingness to partake in personal development

 

Appreciate the importance of respecting others and delivering excellent services

 

Caring & reliable

 

Experience of multiagency or multi-disciplinary working

Demonstrate a flexible approach to meeting the objectives of the job

Knowledge of learning disabilities and associated mental health issues

Interview

Other Requirements post job offer

 

Valid work permit / valid EUSS certificate

 

Enhanced Access NI check

 

 

 

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

 

 

Job References

 

Work permit/valid EUSS certificate

 

Valid documentation

 

Occupational Health questionnaire

 

2 satisfactory references

 

 

Benefits

 

  • Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus Camphill Community Glencraig recognises 12 statutory days
  • Annual incremental pay increases on a 5 point salary scale
  • Organisation Pension
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme (qualification period applies)
  • Free parking on site
  • Optional enrolment into the Benenden Health
  • Commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities

                                        

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO:

[email protected]

 

This Job Description is a general outline of the post as it is currently perceived by   Camphill Community Glencraig.  It is not intended to be restrictive or definitive. 

 

Each member of staff will have an individual work plan agreed with them following appointment to the post, which is aligned to the organisation’s strategic plan.

 

The responsibilities of the post may change in line with continuous improvements as Camphill Community Glencraig aims to meet its vision and best respond to the needs of individuals accessing our services. 

 

CAMPHILL COMMUNITY GLENCRAIG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Closing Date

Saturday / 13 March 2021 4:00pm
4:00pm

Contact Details

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

Files

WNSW CCGJDAPMF (21-08).docx