Key Worker (Haslemere Children’s Home)


Haslemere Children's Home, United Kingdom

Closing Date:

11 Jun 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SC6
Salary: £30,699 – £31,731 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Work as part of a 24/7 shift pattern which will include days, early mornings, late evenings, nights (wake and sleep nights), weekends and Bank Holidays including holiday/ sickness cover and annual leave.

In line with the needs of the individual young people and the service, there may be the requirement to work outside of usual working hours.
Closing Date: Sunday 11th June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed by hiring manager

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Service

Haslemere is a multi-agency residential assessment service dedicated to working in partnership with a range of specialist professionals to provide care for up to six children and young people between the ages of 11-15, who present with a range of challenging and complex needs.

About the Role

We are looking for committed and passionate Key Workers who have the skills and qualities to support and manage procedures, to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Haringey.
The role will encompass coaching, mentoring, and supporting the child/young person to encourage greater social inclusion, and to continually promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each child/young person whilst acting as a positive role mode.
You will be responsible to complete comprehensive multi-agency assessments to identify each child/young person’s challenges and to provide clear guidance to ensure that the right exit strategy is sought and to work meticulously in the context of our AMBIT model. Other aspects of the role will include responsibility to plan, evaluate, implement, and review individual plans to enhance the capabilities and independence of the service users.
Ensuring clear communication with the young people is appropriate and assessing, needs and wishes of each young person, whilst being mindful of their complex needs and challenging behaviours.

About You

The ideal candidate will have had previous experience of working within a residential children’s home and will hold Health and Social Care Level 3 or the equivalent. You will need to demonstrate an understanding, knowledge, and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliances with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection, and other statutory requirements.
It is essential that you demonstrate a true passion for working with children. The role commands empathy and the ability to deal with sensitive issues, there you will need to exercise an in-depth understanding of social emotional and behavioural difficulties and how these may impact the lives of the young people that you will support. You will be an effective and clear communicator, both written and verbally with a core focus of safeguarding children as your motivator.
You will need to be an empowering, approachable, and resilient individual with a strong work ethic and “can-do attitude”. Being an advocate for accountability of your work and a focussed proactive mindset are essential requirements for this position.

Working for Haringey/Additional Info

For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.
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Other Requirements
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

This post requires references to cover the last 5 years of your employment in detail.


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