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Diane Gay, Inspector

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Diane Gay, Inspector

    SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

    JOB DESCRIPTION

POST: SENIOR PROJECT WORKER

SALARY: ?15,315 to ?18,819 plus potential to earn up to ?3,600 per

    annum sleeping in allowance

LOCATION: EASTBOURNE / HASTINGS / SCOTLAND

REPORTS TO: UNIT MANAGER

    MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

    ? The Senior Project Worker is responsible for assisting in the promotion of

    good childcare practice, in accordance with Anderida policy and procedure;

    ? The Senior Project Worker will provide care for young people in residence,

    participating in the assessment of their needs and the implementation of plans

    for their future through the use of positive leadership and role modelling;

    ? The Senior Project Worker will assist the Unit Manager in the administration

    of the Unit.

    ? The Senior Project Worker will provide, as a team member and individually, an

    environment in which individual resident’s needs are met i.e. physical, social,

    cultural, educational and recreational, in a professional manner consistent with

    the aims and objectives of Anderida.

    ? To supervise and support members of staff in the daily running of the house.

    You will be committed to a high quality of service, consistent with the Policies,

    Aims and Objectives of Anderida Adolescent Care.

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS:

    The Senior Project Worker will be responsible for -

    1.1 The care of physical and personal needs of residents including:

    a) Providing for their basic needs

    b) Providing for their social, emotional, cultural, religious and

    recreational needs

    c) Participating in the formulation of care plans

    d) Participating in educational and training activities SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

    1.2 Forming relationships with young people which will facilitate the care and

    assessment process and encourage them to participate fully in the

    opportunities offered by the Unit;

    1.3 Accompanying young people on outside activities, sometimes overnight or

    overseas;

    1.4 Ensuring that supervision and support for young people is maintained;

2.1 Liaising with relatives, other significant people and outside agencies;

    2.2 Participating fully in the working rota, including sleeping in duties on a regular

    basis and on call duties as directed;

    2.3 Keeping abreast of developments in theory and practice of childcare;

    2.4 Being familiar with Anderida policies and procedures;

    2.5 Attending and taking an active part in team meetings;

    2.6 Actively promoting the role of the home;

    2.7 Assisting in domestic chores of the home including such duties as cleaning,

    laundry, cooking and minor maintenance;

    3.1 As an appointed keyworker, use Careplans to identify and meet the needs for

     those whose care you are responsible;

    3.2 Encouraging your Key Resident to become self sufficient by drawing up and

    discussing with resident appropriate Careplans. 3.3 Follow as closely as possible the procedures laid down by Anderida in the

    Keyworker Tasks document.

    3.4 Participating in the formal assessment process, providing oral and written

    contributions to reports where appropriate.

    4.1 Participate in staff development and training programmes (on some occasions

    delivering training programmes), including formal and group discussion and

    encourage and support staff in their development and training; 4.2 To take responsibility for leading the shift when on duty; 4.3 To lead a team of Project Workers through guidance and modelling and to

    develop a practice culture as directed by the Unit Manager; 4.4 To work closely with each member of staff to ensure that each client’s

    experience whilst in the care of Anderida is as integrated as possible;

    5.1 Participate in the decision making process of the home, including case

    conferences, careplanning, staff meetings and residential meetings; 5.2 Identify areas for further development required by residents; 5.3 To maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing

    demands of the job;

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SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

    5.4 To provide formal and informal supervision meetings for a section of the core

    team.

    6.1 As an appointed Keyworker, keep accurate and detailed case records using

    Anderida Adolescent Care’s case recording system;

    6.2 To carry out and contribute to good administrative practice through proper use

    of recording systems.

    6.3 To assist in the induction of new members of staff; 6.4 The Senior Project Worker has a special responsibility to promote the ethos of

    Anderida Adolescent Care and in practice, may be required to undertake other

    duties from time to time, as directed by the Unit Manager.

    7.1 Assist in developing and maintaining good links with the local community; 7.2 At all times to be aware of and observe the policies and procedures of

    Anderida Adolescent Care;

    7.3 Ensure that your conduct both within the workplace and outside, does not

    reflect adversely on Anderida Adolescent Care or it’s residents;

    7.4 To perform any other duties required by the Unit Manager which may be

    deemed to fall within the scope of this post.

    CONTACTS: In all contacts, the post holder will be required to present a good image of the

    Directors and the Organisation as well as maintaining constructive relationships;

    Internal

    All Project Workers, Senior Project Workers, Unit Managers, Directors

    External

    Service Users, Youth Offending Teams, Social Workers, Ofsted, other children’s

    colleagues (integrated services, education, youth service)

NOTES

    This post is subject to a criminal record check under the arrangements established by

    the Criminal Records Bureau.

Anderida Adolescent Care reserves the right to alter the content of this job

    description after consultation to reflect changes to the job or services provided,

    without altering the general character or level of responsibility.

The duties described in this job description must be carried out in a manner which

    promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and

    SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

service users and is consistent with the Anderida Adolescent Care Equal

    Opportunities policy.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION SENIOR PROJECT WORKER

Method of Assessment: Application Form and formal interview

Skills and Abilities

    a) Ability to lead and motivate a staff team with a range of backgrounds and

    experiences in the planning and delivery of positive care for young people in

    residential care;

    b) Ability to contribute to the development of the Unit and company wide

    residential care system;

    c) Ability to form and sustain appropriate professional relationships with young

    people;

    d) Ability to assist the Unit Manager in ensuring effective care planning and

    childcare daily practice throughout the Unit;

    e) Ability to supervise and support staff, including assisting the Unit Manager

    in the management of staff performance;

    f) High level of communication skills, both written and verbal; g) Ability to liaise effectively with other staff members, residents parents

    and family members, professionals and agencies; h) Ability to supervise the effective and accurate handling of Unit petty cash

    by the staff team, in line with the relevant policies and procedures; i) Ability to supervise administrative procedures including effective delegation; j) Ability to demonstrate a concrete commitment to equal opportunities and

    anti-discriminatory practice;

    k) Ability to undertake shift working including weekend working and sleep in

    duties, as and when required, in line with the rota in operation in the Unit. l) Ability to participate in an on call rota, out of normal hours and attendance

    at the Unit. Also assisting the Unit Manager in ensuring that the Unit is

    adequately staffed at all times by monitoring the Unit rota and making

    alterations in consultation with them.

EXPERIENCE

a) At least 1 2 years experience in Residential Childcare is essential.

KNOWLEDGE

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    SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

    a) A good knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, procedures and

    responsibilities;

    b) A good knowledge of National Care Standards and Child Protection Procedures.

    c) A good understanding of the Every Child Matters framework.

    EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    a) A good general education and NVQ3 in the Care of Children and Young People,

    or equivalent, is essential.

    SENIOR PROJECT WORKER 23.06.09

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