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Senior Childrens Worker

Company: CrossReach    Location: Glasgow
To take a lead role with the team to provide care and support appropriate to the needs of the individual child or young person. To provide this care and support in the residential setting, the community and the home. To plan and implement activities to meet the individual needs and aspirations of the young people. To ensure the highest quality of service delivery.

Main Duties To promote work that meets CrossReachs and National Standards.

To promote the aims and objectives of the service.

To take lead role within a team:

To assist Team Leaders

To take responsibility for Unit in absence of Team Leader/Service Leader

To ensure care plans are carried out

To ensure a high quality of service is delivered

To co-ordinate the staff team

To support the staff team

To take responsibility for ordering, safe-keeping and administration of medication

To take responsibility for money kept within Unit safe

To assist Team Leader in planning of staff duties

To assist staff in Personal, Professional Development programme

To model good Social Care Practice.

To be involved in the general day to day care and support of the children.

To act as keyworker to identified children and contribute to the setting up, carrying out and reviewing of care plans.

To represent the service at reviews and other relevant meetings.

To participate in regular supervision.

To carry out agreed behaviour support strategy plans.

To promote effective communication.

To support the families and carers of the children and young people.

To promote social inclusion initiatives.

To empower children to access local services and leisure opportunities.

To contribute to the strategic development of the service.

To undertake a flexible pattern of shifts.

To undertake other duties as directed by the Team Leader/Unit Manager to meet the needs of children and the aims of the Unit.

To undertake training to meet development needs.

Reflect Christian love from own Christian experience.

Uphold and reflect behaviours consistent with the Christian Faith and the CrossReach values.

Lead daily Christian worship in accordance with CrossReach daily guidelines.

Provide Christian support to service users & staff if requested.

Open staff meetings and changeovers with set prayer and bible reading.

Explain the Christian faith to those who ask.

Personal An interest in working with children and young people who have disabilities, some of which can lead to challenging behaviour.

As we do our work in Christs name the job you have applied for requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

This post requires you to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards & criteria for registration.

Skills and Abilities Essential:

Postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.

Previous Experience working with children.

Previous experience in Learning Disability.

Previous experience of managing/working with Challenging Behaviour.

Qualifications Desirable:

Qualified to HNC level and SVQ3 or be committed to gaining these qualifications.