Residential Childcare Practitioner

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£23,920 Per Annum
03 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated individual who is flexible and has a desire to make a difference to help and support young people, promote their value and enable them to make life enhancing choices. You will play a full and effective role as a member of the staff team, providing high-quality assessment and residential care for young people.  My client offers full support and training.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    Actively participate in the development of a therapeutic environment and ensure that the highest standards of care are provided for each young person
    Maintain a high standard of record keeping and report writing
    To be a key worker to specific children and participate in the primary care and support for all children and young people with the home
    Participate in the development of individual risk assessments,  behaviour support and treatment plans
    Contribute to care planning, participating in reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation of care plans
    To be alert to signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected following safeguarding procedures
    Ensure the health & safety of children is monitored in accordance with the law and good practice guidance
    Participate in individual supervision, training and staff development opportunities as offered through the centre
    Maintain and promote effective professional relationships with colleagues, management, external professionals and parents
    Undertake any other duties commensurate to the post as directed by management

Minimum requirements:
    Basic computer skills 
    Full manual driving licence
    Domestic housekeeping skills
    Understanding of confidentiality
    Basic understanding of the principles of childcare legislation
    Ability to relate honestly to young people
    Punctual and reliable
    Flexible (travel and shifts)
    Minimum of GCSE in Maths and English, or equivalent  (Desirable but not essential)
    Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent (Desirable but not essential)

Closing date:  ASAP
Interview: As soon as possible 
Contact:  Neha Donohoe at Job Paths 4 U

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