Residential Support Worker
Residential Support Worker
Employment & Task Specific Activities
- To participate in the assessment, reviewing and reassessment of person centred support plans particularly to provide observations about the children or young people’s needs and preferences.
- To participate in the day to day implementation of individual support plans and activities and provide appropriate support to young people in the area of personal care, daily living skills and recreational skills.
- To coordinate and be involved in the preparation of meals, laundry and cleaning duties. To have regard for the personal welfare and safety of the children and young people and advise the manager or senior staff of any issue or problems.
- To protect children and young people from potential threats to health, welfare and development inside and outside of the home environment.
- Engage in leisure activities to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for the child or young person.
- To work away from the home when necessary and assist children and young people with activities, holidays, days/evenings away from the home.
- Ensure specific needs of the child or young person are met i.e. dietary or religious and cultural requirements.
- Encourage children and young people to meet their full potential.
- Assist in the day to day running of the home to meet the needs of the children and young people and to meet the aims and objectives of the Statement of Purpose.
- To maintain accurate notes and records and when required deliver written or verbal reports.
- To ensure that requirements of legislation, Quality Standards and company policies and procedures are followed.
- To maintain and promote good working relationships with staff, parents, families, education provisions, Local Authorities, and other professionals.
- To maintain good communication systems within the home through correct use of handover, message book and team meetings
- To attend training or development sessions including team meetings. Where training needs have been identified, to update or maintain your skills. (passing these courses in some cases is a requirement for continued employment.)
- To attend regular supervision meetings with your line manager and to participate in the organisations staff appraisal system.
- To assist in the management and operation of budget and petty cash within company guidelines.
- To understand and operate the financial system correctly.
- To create a homely environment for the children and young people.
- To maintain a safe environment that complies with Health and Safety and other legal requirements, reporting any maintenance issues promptly.
- To assist Rite Directions to provide the highest standards of child care with a positive and professional attitude.
- To report to line manager any concerns or suspicions of bad practice by other staff employed by Rite Directions.
- To complete any other reasonable duties that may be requested as and when they occur.
- To support the 24-hour running of the home by committing to regular sleep in’s and waking nights.