Residential Care Worker FIF12593

Job Description Working Pattern: 18 hours per week on a rotational basis Interview Date: Monday 14 January 2019 The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for. All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link. Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link. Requirements The role involves providing 24 hour care to young people who are accommodated by Fife Council by assessing and providing for each young person’s needs using a child centred approach. The role of residential care worker will require a desire to support young people to realise their potential and achieve positive outcomes .This will be managed by direct working with young people, developing and maintaining positive relationships. It is fundamental to the position to provide positive nurturing experiences. Good written communication skills are essential as the role requires contribution to and implementation of care plans and routines. Other tasks will include supporting the administration of medication, planning of activities, de-escalation and management of young people’s challenging behaviour and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, liaising with families’ social workers and a variety of other agencies. The Individual You must be currently registered with the SSSC or be able to register within 6 months of employment commencing. You must be educated to SCQF level 7 which includes HNC Social Care or advanced Highers or equivalent, and a complete SVQ level 3 in children and young people or promoting independence. Where the candidate has only mandatory units completed as part of HNC Social care there would be an expectation that they would source, fund and commit to completing the additional units within allocated timescales in order to maintain registration with the Scottish Social Services Council. Mandatory training will be made available and must be undertaken e.g. Child/Adult Protection ,Dyadic Attachment, Child Sexual Exploitation, CALM modules 1&2 and Moving and Handling. Experience of multi – disciplinary working and the ability to engage with young people with varying levels of communication would be advantageous. Previous experience of working within residential childcare or similar is essential For further information, please contact: Tracey Grubb, Senior Practitioner 4 Rimbleton Park, Glenrothesext 442885
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