Care worker

Posted 21 March 2024
Salary Up to £18 per hour
LocationCity of London
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1711040456
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

If you are an experienced an Children Residential Care worker to join their team.

  • To provide through working a shift rota a fully operational home for children and young people aged 11 years to adulthood
  • To take and share responsibility for all young people through direct care interaction and through necessary support and assistance to colleagues at the home and elsewhere
  • To contribute to a caring environment where the physical, emotional and sexual health of all young people is safeguarded and promoted
  • To follow all relevant local and nationally agreed policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the safety and welfare of young people at all times
  • To provide high standards of day-to-day care for the young people resident in the home and to contribute positively to the work of the home, e.g. cooking, shopping, washing, etc.
  • To undertake sleeping-in rota duties as required including weekend / bank holiday working
  • To counsel, support and advise young people and to role model behaviours which contribute to the development of their social skills and emotional maturity. To help them to develop positive interests and hobbies and to make a positive contribution to the home and wider community
  • To contribute constructively as a key worker to care plans / contracts / programmes for a specified number of young people and to take responsibility for the delivery of such plans through direct personal professional interactions and necessary liaison with colleagues and other interested parties
  • To work as part of a team and engage with the wider system (e.g. social workers, other professionals), sharing relevant information as necessary, to ensure young people's needs are met
  • To take advantage of all relevant training opportunities identified to develop personal skills and knowledge
  • To contribute to team meetings and events, supervision and development interviews
  • To record data and information as required, ensuring that all necessary recording arising from the shift for which they are responsible is completed accurately and in a timely manner and shared in hand-over meetings. And to complete incident sheets and logs, etc.
  • To help young people to make measureable progress towards achieving their educational potential by supporting their learning and development, understanding any barriers to their learning and promoting the importance and value of education and training
  • To promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to encourage and support young people to attend all relevant health related appointments
  • To welcome parents, friends and others to the home as appropriate and to supervise contact visits as required
  • To contribute positively to the resolution of conflict and complaints and establish an environment where the views of young people are heard and participation promoted
  • To teach young people a range of skills and supervise them in their daily routines at the home and elsewhere, e.g. when away on holidays and trips, whilst providing appropriate adult boundaries
  • To undertake any other work appropriate to the level and general nature of the post's duties
  • To undertake all duties with due regard to the provisions of health and safety regulations and legislation, the Council's Equal Opportunities and Customer Care policies, Information Governance and the New Technology agreement

Requirements of this Social Worker job:

  • A social Work Qualification or equivalent.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Social Work England registered.

What you need:

  • QSW Status - including qualification, Social Work England registration and completed ASYE
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Right to work in the UK

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.

Keywords: Qualified Social Worker, Social Worker, Social Work, Residential Care worker