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Residential Childcare Officer

Location: EDGWARE, MIDDLESEX Salary: 13.48 - 13.48 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3119275


A team of staff when shift leading in the absence of the Manager or Deputy when shift leading
Students on placement


The post holder must at all times carry out their duties with due regard to current legislation and Family Support’s policies, procedures and guidelines, National Minimum Care Standards and Statement of Purpose, ensuring where not met appropriate action taken. The postholder must at all times carry out her/his duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities and Best Value Policies and incorporating the Council’s Core Competencies.

The post holder is required to take reasonable care for the safety and health of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts; and to work with management to comply with Service/Unit procedures and protocols and with Brent Council’s Health and Safety Policy and all guidance, instructions and risk assessments. In particular the jobholder is required to attend training relevant to their post in order to ensure their health and safety responsibilities are met.

To understand the value of information to the council and to contribute to good information governance by keeping information safe, accurate and up to date and available to those who need it. Abide by the council’s information governance policies. 

The post holder must at all times take account of the principles of the child/young persons choice and consultation, and the maximum participation of the children/young persons and their parents / carers in all decisions affecting them

Undertake specific areas of responsibility allocated to you by the Short Break Manager/Deputy which will include:
Autistic spectrum disorders
Complex physical care
Updating Personal Evacuation, Positive Handling and Behaviour     Management    Plans;
Administration of medication via gastrostomy or nasal tube
Gastrostomy or nasal tube feeding
Use of suction machine for children / young persons unable to expectorate
Maintenance of tracheotomy tube
N.B. Full certificated training by a Paediatric Community Nurse will be provided

Carry out the roles and responsibilities of a Shift Leader, co-ordinate shifts, offer support and guidance; allocate tasks and duties to self and other members of staff.

To be a keyworker for individual children or young people as assigned by the manager, ensuring key stages such as admission and transitions are properly managed in accordance with the provisions of their personal Care Plan.

To participate in implementing and monitoring the individual child/young persons Care Plan, by attending home and school visits, participating in reviews and other meetings. Converting this information into an outcome focused Placement Plan.

Prepare electronic written reports relating to the child or young person or any events concerning their welfare; staff or unit environment, and where necessary upload documents onto Frameworki. To undertake other administrative records and tasks as required. 

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