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We are currently recruiting on behalf of our friendly client based in Hove, who is currently looking to expand their team and introduce a Care Assistant on board!
This role is primarily to work collaboratively with the Homes Deputy Manager and Registered Manager to ensure that the home is run and operated safely and in compliance with requirements of legislation and regulation and that the Children living in the home are cared for and educated to the highest standards and that they make progress and thrive. You will also have shared responsibility for the safeguarding and protection of the children living in the home as well as the health and safety of the adults as well.
You will assist in managing, leading and monitoring whilst in the home as well as accepting delegated responsibility for relevant aspects of recruitment, staffing, legislation, managing financial processes, and efficient use of resources. You will aim to uphold the clients stated aims and objectives, liaise in a professional manner at all times and also attend meetings and supervision where needed. A flexible approach is desirable, you will be sharing the responsibility for implementing the clear Therapeutic Community Model of practise and support others at all times as well as always promoting a positive image of the home.
You will be confident in carrying out agreed aspects of monitoring, co-ordinating, assessing, and maintaining to a high standard the provision offered by the home to ensure the needs of the children living there. You may be required to act as an advocate for the children, you will ensure team members and colleagues and employees are aware of their contractual obligations and abide by these, including providing the administrator with all relevant documentation pertaining to personnel issues. Undertake "on-call" duties in line with the agreed management support structures in place, including providing where necessary direct cover, support, and intervention to ensure the safe and effective operation of all aspects of the home. Help with implementing and managing the outcomes of disciplinary processes as well as contribute to disciplinary proceedings of others not directly working at the home, where authorised and directed to do so by the registered manager of the home.
Whilst on shift you will be expected to help improve the safety of the home, work in partnership with others to manage risk to personal safety and implement positive risk management plans and procedures related to daily living. You will be reporting to the registered manager at all times and be expected to assist when directed with tasks such as promoting individual rights, monitoring play and activities in the home, planning structured daily timetables and help embed a Therapeutic Community culture within the home that promotes the benefits of all members being active in the personal development of each other.
You will be responsible at times with handling money, you will be expected to ensure costs are kept to a minimum without compromising the quality of care and education of the children. You may be delegated tasks such as operating petty cash systems, maintaining the ordering of supplies to the home, managing the financial system operation in the home and keeping an eye on the expenditure in the service and reporting any concerns.
You will share the responsibility of ensuring the buildings and surrounding areas are safe at all times for all staff and children. You will take responsibly for your own professional development in a leadership role, act as a role model for the children and be encouraged in every situation actively encourage, promote and respect the rights of individuals including matters relating to ethnicity, cultural and religious beliefs, and personal values and practices, and confront prejudice.
The ideal individual will have experience working in a residential children's home, have knowledge of an SEMH school/similar learning environment and understand the real difficulties felt daily by the children in their care. You will have a good standard of education and general knowledge, good written and oral communication skills and confident when using ICT. You will have experience in a stressful situation and be able to remain calm and organised. You will have the ability to meet the needs of children with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties, trauma, and complex needs. Ability to assess the need of individual children, to create plans for meeting these needs, and to maintain appropriate records of progress and achievement, and to guide others in doing the same. You will be able to relate to and communicate with difficult to reach children, and colleagues experiencing difficulties in the work-place. You will be able to lead, honest, condiment, resilient, flexible and adaptable to changing situations. A driving licence is desired, as well as awareness of cost, a qualification in childcare and the ability to be self-aware and motivated at all times.
Whilst working here you will be offered excellent training opportunities, a chance to gain real job satisfaction, competitive salary's and also a homely working environment. You will be given support by a friendly and dedicated team, the opportunity to develop yourself and your understanding of Therapeutic Care & Education. There are special bank holiday bonuses, regular chances to progress up, a great induction programme and much more!
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