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Senior Practitioner - Residential

As a Senior Practitioner you will be planning and leading services to support disabled children, or young people and their families.

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in a rewarding role, and gain a strong sense of achievement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join a supportive and welcoming friendly team.

This role will have a varied shifts pattern.

Russell House provides short breaks for children and young people with additional needs.

Our team work together to maintain a homely atmosphere where young people feel safe.

We ensure that all views are taken into account; racial, religious, cultural, dietary, health, educational, gender and social needs and also, children and young people are consulted about what they would like to do during their stay.

We are an enthusiastic team who is actively involved in supporting children to thrive and achieve their independence and living skills as well as having positive experiences in the home and the community.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will expected to:

To line manage allocated Short Break Practitioners and Seasonal Workers.
To provide a range of support services for Children and Young People with disabilities and their families, including one-to-one and signposting to other services as and when appropriate, including personal and intimate care, and domestic duties as required.
To develop a positive relationship with each Child and Young People , their parent(s)/ carer and any other significant others.
To consult and involve the Child or Young Person in all decisions in whatever ways are possible and appropriate.
To assist the Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, in the discharge of their duties, including liaison with families, producing staff rotas and allocated administration tasks.
To demonstrate effective communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, written, listening and advocacy Update and complete portfolios and risk assessments, liaise with social workers as to progress.
Attend planning meetings and reviews.
Maintain and update records.
To ensure familiarity with KIDS procedures and policy statements and to work within the GUIDE, outcomes framework of the Children’s Act 2004 and to meet OFSTED Standards.
To undertake additional training as and when required.
Seniors are expected to do 5-7 overnight (sleep) shifts a month