Majestic Family Services is a residential family centre and we provide expert, evidence based parenting assessments to courts and Local Authorities.
The role of Residential Care Worker is to provide safety, support, care, guidance to families who are placed with us for assessment. A large part of the role involves detailed monitoring and recording.
• We are currently offering a part time (weekend only) position for up to 21 hours each week.
• Fantastic development opportunities for staff and a high level of training provided in house
• Resilient and motivated person
• Good communication skills, both verbal and written
• Calm, approachable manner, adaptable and non-judgemental
• Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
• Basic housekeeping and cooking skills
• GCSE in Maths and English at C Grade or above
• NVQ or Diploma Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
• Previous experience in working in a residential care setting or with children and families
• Any relevant or transferrable skills, such as First Aid trained
• Ability to drive and hold a full driving licence
• Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and their families. We expect successful candidates to be able to promote the well being of our families through a programme of activities, groups and workshops which may be run in the community or in-house.
Majestic Family Services is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of right to work in the UK.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
• Understand and adhere to Majestic Family Services Policies and Procedures.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge on The Residential Family Centres National Minimum Standards 2013 and The Residential Family Centre Regulations 202 as amended.
• To work alongside and in partnership with team members and other professionals (Social Workers, Police, Education, and Health) to help families reach targets and expectations as outlined in their care plans and other plans for permanence.
• Keep up to date and accurate monitoring and records of the family’s progress plus any incidents.
• Attend regular supervision seminars and staff meetings, actively pursue relevant qualifications and undertake training as required developing the post holders own skills.
• Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and families in line with appropriate legislation and company policies.
• Contribute to and maintain a high level of recording and report writing, and contribute in meetings as required to assist in planning to meet the needs of children and their families.
• Those employed as drivers are expressly required to drive the company car as necessary for the successful functioning of the house.
• Maintain a professional attitude and appropriate appearance at all times whilst on shift.
• Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as required by the manager to assist the functioning of the care home or care towards children at that time. This includes domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
• Such other duties as may be deemed appropriate from time to time.
The staff consistently concentrate on what is in a child’s best interests and they work hard to help parents to develop a similar focus. The staff are clear about what skills and attitudes parents must demonstrate to show that they have ‘good enough’ parenting skills.