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Residential Support Worker/Team Leader Level 3 To act in the capacity as Team Leader within the organisation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                    Residential Support Worker/Team Leader

Grade:                        Level III

Job Description:

  • To act in the capacity as Team Leader within the organisation. 
  • Be responsible for, and Line Manager to the Residential Team. 
  • Reporting and contributing to the Action for Care Limited Management Team. 
  • To provide a professional residential care service, implementing recommendations made in the Care Standards Act 2000 and other supportive legislation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Residential Team within the home and be responsible for the general management of this group, co-ordinate activities, procedures and duties.
  • Contribute to the Management Team of Action for Care Limited. Undertake on-call duty in order to ensure 24 hours management team cover of the establishment.
  • To enhance and maintain high standards of care within the home. Ensuring at all times that service users are treated with dignity and respect and with particular regard for individual needs.
  • Take responsibility for residents medical and health care. Co-ordinate the Keyworker system, ensure files are regularly updated and regular progress meeting reports are prepared.
  • Be responsible for the Residential Team social and recreational budget.  Plan and co-ordinate organised activities utilising this.
  • Make arrangements for adequate staff cover during periods of annual leave and sick leave.  Cover personally if the situation warrants this.  Participate in sleeping-in duties and work by rota.
  • To liaise professionally with others. Organise and lead staff meetings in the absence of the Manager, ensuring these are minuted.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to subordinate staff. Contribute to in-service training, in particular the induction of RSW personnel.
  • Take advantage of training opportunities made available by Action for Care Limited.
  • Monitor home life/care team materials and equipment, making sure that everything is in good working order.
  • To promote and maintain good channels of communication amongst the team and between service users and staff.
  • Liaise with families and other agencies in a professional manner, promoting a positive profile of Action for Care Limited and Learning Disabilities.
  • To ensure that your conduct within and outside the company does not conflict with the professional expectations of Action for Care Limited.
  • Willingness to undertake N.V.Q. Assessors Award.
  • Attend to management responsibility as requested by the Manager.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Manager, providing they are appropriate to the position.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job Title:                    Residential Support Worker/Team Leader

Grade:                        Level III

 

SKILLS/QUALITIES REQUIRED:

Professional/Managerial

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE

Relevant Qualifications, e.g. NVQ, Nursing, Social Work qualification etc

Yes  

At least three years experience in the caring profession

Yes  

Experience of working in more than one setting

  Yes

Experience of staff supervision

Yes  

Have held managerial position

  Yes

Ability to work as a team member

Yes  

Ability to arrange staff duty rotas

  Yes

Ability to manage own work load

Yes  

Ability to professionally communicate verbally

Yes

 

Ability to professionally communicate written

Yes

 

Commitment to undertaking further training

Yes  

Care Practice

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE

Knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

Yes  

Experience of caring for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

  Yes

A commitment to people with Learning Disabilities  having a quality of life in the community

Yes  

Knowledge of Person Centred Planning

  Yes

Experience of operating keyworking system

Yes  

Capacity to undertake 24 hour emergency call-out duty by rota

Yes  

Knowledge of Residential Care

Yes  

Knowledge of Health & Medical care practices

Yes  

Ability to promote good care practice

Yes  

Have an understanding of the needs of adolescents and young adults

Yes  

Legislation  

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE

Knowledge of Health & Safety practice

Yes  

Awareness of Care Standards Act 2000 and Community Care legislation, e.g. Valuing People

Yes  

Understanding of Equal Opportunities Legislation

Yes  

Miscellaneous

ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE

Domestic Skills-Housekeeping, Healthy Eating, Cooking, Finance

Yes  

Knowledge of basic First Aid

Yes  

Full current Driving Licence

Yes  

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CONTACT INFO

Action4Care
91-97 Saltergate, Chestefield S40 1LA

FourCarePlus
91-97 Saltergate, Chestefield S40 1LA

Ark Specialist Healthcare LLP
Green Paddocks, Cowley Lane, Holmesfield, Dronfield S18 7SD

07761988188

info@action4care.org

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