To work directly with the young people in a home likesetting, developing a therapeutic, professional, and caring relationship to ensure that their physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs are met.
Accompany the young people to appointments, meetings, holidays and outings where appropriate.
To work in partnership with the young people and their families/ significant others to build, maintain and support relationships where appropriate.
To assist in the development of educational plans and support participation in recreational activities.
To participate in daily handovers, team meetings, Care planning meetings/ Looked After Review meetings and other meetings as required.
Ensure any relevant information pertaining to the young people is appropriately handed over to colleagues / management during handovers and before the end of your shift.
Undertake key worker responsibilities ensuring that young person’s files are kept up to date, appropriate information is in place, be a key contact for that young person’s network such as their Social Workers, Teachers, Guardian ad Litems and family where appropriate.
Managing and overseeing daily petty cash ensuring proper recording of receipts, safe keeping of monies and any other valuables within the home.
To comply with relevant Health and Safety including Fire Safety policy and procedures
Participate in training and continued professional development through probation and appraisals.
To foster good working relationships with professionals from other disciplines and agencies.
To keep accurate and up to date records and reports in respect of individual young people and the daily activities of the home.
Inform line management of any concerns you may have in relation to the welfare of the young people and any safeguarding concerns you may have in relation to the young people.
Report any concerns in relation to the behaviours or conduct of other staff to line management.
Participate in formal supervision with line management in accordance with Ann’s Children’s Care policy and procedures and in line with the National Standards.
To carry out general housework and preparation of meals, involving the children as appropriate.
Participate in shift patterns which will include, evenings, weekend, and sleepovers. There may be occasions where there may have to be waking nights depending on the needs and risks presented by the young people..
Level 7 qualification (degree) or above in one of the following:
Health and Social
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
Youth & Community
Counselling / Psychotherapy
Applied Behavioural Analysis
Early Years Care
Level 8 qualification (Honours degree) or above in one of the following:
Higher Certificate in Custodial Care (Irish Prison Service)
Full clean driving licence
Experience of working with children and young people in care and /or experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting desirable but not essential
Ability to work in regulated activity, care for and supervise young persons
Flexible – willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances, shift patterns and expectation
We reserve the right to enhance the criteria at shortlisting stage