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|Date Posted||March 27, 2019|
REPORT TO: Social Care Manager
Job Specification: Jointly with the Manager, to share a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the establishment. Maintain professional standards in social care and facilitate the operation of its day to day functions. The following description is intended to give a broad outline of the post only. It is neither inclusive nor definitive.
Duties may be altered or amended to suit the changing needs of our Young People.
It is our policy to review job descriptions on an on-going basis.
Supervisory responsibility: Responsibility for supervising social care staff
Assist Manager in implementing all departmental policies and procedures and in carrying out tasks related to budgets, Health and Safety, staff supervision, training and appraisal, and recruitment of care staff.
Deputise for the Manager in all operational aspects concerning the running of the establishment.
Assist the Manager to ensure that the service provided is of highest possible quality within available resources. Assist with the evaluation and monitoring of the service.
Ensure that all service users and scw’s are enabled and encouraged to participate in all decisions affecting their lives, the design of services to meet their needs and users within the home. Report shortfalls to the Manager.
Assess the preparation and presentation of reports and assessments.
Assess and supervise the assessment of young persons need, and ensure that an appropriate level of care is provided through sensitive care practices, designed to preserve individuality and maximise independence.
Delegate key worker duties to scw’s, take up key working duties themselves also.
Liaise with other agencies in a professional and positive manner.
Ensure that the social, occupational, recreational, medical, dietary and religious needs of clients are met whether indigenous or ethnic origin.
Work on a rota basis, respond to emergency calls when required (on call rota). Act as chair-person at staff or other meetings when required.
Be responsible for own personal training and development plan, and to promote self-development amongst staff (take part in and provide supervision)
Undertake other duties appertaining to the post as required by the Manager.
Maintain an awareness of the Health and Safety requirements.
Work individually and within the team to provide the necessary back up for all staff, to a standard commensurate with aims and objectives of the unit.
Observe and maintain high levels of communication within the teams of staff, individual colleagues and residents.
Maintain client and business confidentiality at all times.
To carry out any additional duties as requested.
To undertake any additional training and development programmes the unit may consider appropriate to enhance your contribution to the work at this home.
To review on a regular basis the job description for your post and to agree any changes.
To be up to date on, and follow, the relevant procedures contained in the Home’s Policies and Procedures file as they affect your job and its responsibilities.
Be accountable to the Manager for all areas of your duties and responsibilities.
To share the responsibility of on-call
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in residential services for adolescents, ideally with some team lead/management duties
A degree level qualification in Social Care is a requirement for this position
Full clean driving license
TCI, First Aid, Supervision Skills and/or Health & Safety training will be considered advantageous
A thorough knowledge of Principles and Practice of Social care.