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Key Worker – Haslemere Children’s Home

Employer
Haringey London Borough Council
Location
Haringey, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,418 -£34,209
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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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 role

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.

We are looking for committed 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.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • To complete comprehensive multi-agency assessments to identify their challenges and to provide clear guidance to ensure that the right exit strategy is sought.
  • Developing skills in trauma informed practice.
  • To ensure communication with the young people is appropriate and to take into account the choices, needs and wishes of each young person, whilst keeping in mind their complex needs and challenging behaviours.
  • Working in the context of our AMBIT model.
  • To plan, evaluate, implement, and review individual plans in order to enhance the capabilities and independence of the service users.
  • To have an understanding, knowledge, and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliances with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection, and other statutory requirements. 

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 have a strong sense of providing excellent , combined with a natural capacity for empathy in dealing with sensitive information and data. The ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally is imperative to the post, along with a keen eye for accuracy to ensure information is recorded correctly.

Previous experience of working within a shift-based pattern (early morning and late night starts or 24/7 cover is required and availability to work during public holidays.

For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.             

For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:

https://www.haringey.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-children-and-young-people-s-service

Additional Information

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th October 2021

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 15th November 2021

Other Requirements

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken. 

Availability to work across a 24/7 and late night/early morning-rota system is required and to include public holidays.

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

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