Residential Practitioner- Children IN Need

Location Bradford
Salary £10.77 - £12.80 per hour
The following information is furnished to help Council staff and those people considering joining the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to understand and appreciate the general work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. The following points should be noted:
1 Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used below, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job profile.
2 Employees should not refuse to undertake work, which is not specified on this form, but they should record any additional duties they are required to perform and these will be taken into account when the post is reviewed.
3 Bradford is an Equal Opportunities Employer and requires its employees to comply with all current equality policies both in terms of equal opportunity for employment and access to the Council Services.
4 The Council is committed, where possible, to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.
Key Purpose of Post: explain the main purpose of post i.e. why does it exist, what is its
main focus. Information can be drawn from a relevant Job Description/Job Profile
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.