Residential Practitioner -Children in Need

Location Bradford
Salary £10.77 - £12.97 per hour
To contribute to the success of the organisation by:
As required by management to assist in providing a comprehensive residential service across units within the specific service area in accord with Council Policy requirements.
To contribute to the success of the service by promoting the Statement Of Purpose of the home, its objectives and outcomes for children in order to achieve an Ofsted Rating of Good or better.
Main Responsibilities of Post: explain what needs to be done to do the job fully.
Describe the main duties in priority order, addressing the questions why the task is carried
out? and what does it seek to achieve? Information can be drawn from a relevant Job
Description / Job Profile

To undertake the key worker role and implement care plans, devise behaviour management
plans ,risk assessments and health plans with support; this ensures children are cared for consistently.
To ensure that all children’s files are kept up- to- date and any remedial action is taken
Promptly. This not only ensures information held on children is accurate, it contributes to the inspection process.
To supervise the day to day physical and emotional needs of the children in accord with
Racial; Cultural; Religious; linguistic and dietary needs. This ensures children and young people are supported to go to school, enjoy leisure activities, stay healthy and also safe.
To participate in the development of Trainee Residential Practitioners. Sharing knowledge and experience with new starters.
To adhere to all the requirements in relation to the Safe Handling of Medication and follow all relevant procedures in line with Departmental Policy. Make sure children receive any medicines at the right dosage and at the prescribed times.
To ensure confidentiality of information in line with the Data Protection Act.
Responsibility to ensure that all mandatory training is undertaken and kept up –to –date.

Job Dimensions: To provide day -to –day 24hr care to a group of young people, some may
Have physical or learning disabilities /Autism. Some may have suffered neglect or abuse. All
are likely to display some challenging behaviour.
It will be working unsocial hours and shifts on a rota including some weekends and
Bank holidays.
Tasks will include some shopping, cleaning and cooking. Assisting children with their
Personal care and hygiene. Carrying out tasks a parent would do.
To obtain, transmit and record information both verbally, written and electronically.
To engage in physically activities and tasks including walking, bending moving and handling
And leisure activities with young people.
Responsible for access to petty cash and /or amenity monies for outdoor activities.
Responsibility for young people’s belongings and money. Access to equipment and property
Used in the course of duties.
Supervising children/young people overnight on trips, holiday’s as required.
Able to be mobile to attend meetings, appointments at Doctors, Schools, Social Work
Offices across the District as required.
Undertake training as required.