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Term Time- Care Worker Education & Residential

Exeter, Devon
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Brilliant are currently recruiting for a Term Time - Care Assistant for a charity dealing with children and young adults with complex needs and visual impairment.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FORMain purpose of the job
  • to promote independence by placing the young people at the centre of a programme of care and development and actively including them in decision making and planning
  • to actively promote inclusion and participation within the local community.
  • to look after the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs of the young people using a person-centred approach
  • to observe and promote the young person s choice, independence, dignity, privacy, fulfilment and other rights
  • to adhere to all regulatory and statutory obligations and company policies, procedures and guidelines
  • to contribute to the delivery of high-quality education, health, therapy and social care
  • to contribute towards the delivery of high-quality individual care for the young person
  • to work with the young people in a person-centred way by listening and responding to their wishes and aspirations by involving the young people, their family and friends to work in partnership and the InFocus to achieve this
Duties and responsibilities
  • To support young people with a range of communication needs allowing them to access learning and make choices, this may include use of access technology, Braille and other communication methods
  • To work in collaboration with other members of the team, to implement and evaluate the standards of health, therapy and social care services across campus, and promote the health and wellbeing of the young people
  • To ensure that Care Plans are produced and implemented in line with the requirements of the company and understand and fully familiarise oneself with care and support plans, reading them regularly and acknowledging changes
  • To assist with personal care including washing, personal hygiene, dressing and assisting at meal times, always using a person-centred approach while encouraging independence
  • To use manual handling equipment correctly and safely
  • To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with the young people, actively talking and listening to them about their interests
  • To support the young people through transition by working in partnership with the parents/carers; community services and other professionals.
  • To mentor and support colleagues as appropriate
  • To complete Induction Standards within 6 weeks
  • To attend meetings and training as required.
  • To maintain and work to Child Protection (CP) and Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) policies
THE IDEAL CANDIDATEEssential requirements

You need to make sure that you meet these criteria. They will be assessed in your personal statement, during interview or during an assessment, task or test.

  • Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent social care qualification).
  • a good understanding of Child and Adult Protection and Safeguarding issues
  • experience of using IT systems and electronic record keeping
  • previous experience of providing support to children and vulnerable adults
  • basic numeracy and literacy
  • to be able to work with guidance and support
  • to model behaviour which demonstrates respect and empathy for others
  • to have the ability to work in collaboration with and respect the contributions of colleagues and others
  • ability to work unsupervised
  • ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
  • problem solving, able to make sound judgements and recommendations
  • good organisational skills
  • ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues in an appropriate manner
  • high level of tact, diplomacy and initiative
  • physically able to support young people, assisting with swimming, manual handling
  • able to apply learning, i.e. using intervention techniques safely
  • providing personal care in a manner which maintains dignity
  • enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • able to represent the organisation positively at all times
  • to work shifts, to attend meetings and training as required
  • a willing and flexible attitude
Desirable requirements

These criteria are those that enhance a person's capacity to do the job and are expected to be acquired once in employment.

  • Braille level 1 or 2 Valid First aid certificate Intervenor qualified
  • knowledge and experience of working in an education/residential care setting
  • experience of working with children or adults with learning disabilities and complex needs
  • experience of working with vision impairment
  • experience of making use of a range of communication tools
  • to work sleep ins
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  • Job Reference: 662542255-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: 15ten15
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent