MALE ONLY - Health Support Worker - Hollybank (children's short stay centre)

Location
Orpington
Salary
£24,228 - £25,675 per annum inc HCAS
Posted
25 Jun 2022
Closes
05 Jul 2022
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

 

Hollybank (Children's short breaks) Male Support Worker Band 3  

£24,228 - £25,675 per annum inc HCAS (pro rata)

Salary will be dependant on experience, qualifications and pathway agreed to obtain qualifications.

Hollybank Apprenticeship pathway available for those without a qualification. This leads to a Diploma in Residential Childcare.

This is an opportunity for MALE  ONLY SUPPORT WORKER to join  Bromley Healthcare  as a Healthcare Assistant at our Children's respite centre.

We are specifically looking for Males for this role as the successful applicant will be providing personal care to male children and Young People  as well as the usual requirements such as experience of managing challenging behaviour from this age group.  Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational qualification for this role in accordance with the Para 1 Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

 This work will be based predominantly at the Hollybank Respite Centre , based in Orpington.

The role will involve supporting and undertaking simple assessments as well as meeting the needs of children with complex health conditions within a variety of environments. 

The post holder has the opportunity to develop skills for working with children, their parents other professionals.

We are looking for candidates who have experience working within either Children's Homes, or providing healthcare for children.

 

Main duties of the job

 

To assist senior support staff in the day-to-day care of children receiving short-term breaks at Hollybank.

To assist as a member of the team in the development of a homely and caring atmosphere, that is able to provide for the children and young people’s physical, sensory, emotional, intellectual and Social needs.

To contribute to the development of individual children’s profiles and care plans and assist senior staff in

Implementing individual care plans for each child receiving a service.

To support less experienced staff and/or bank staff in the above activities where delegated to do so by senior staff.

 

Working for our organisation

 

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during recruitment..

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

 

  • To be aware of and respond to children’s emotional and physical needs and report on these to the senior staff.

 

  • To assist the children in the creation and maintenance of a homely environment that is conducive to their personal development.

 

  • To participate in the implementation of individual care plans under the supervision of senior staff.

 

  • To act as key worker to named children, ensuring their care plans are up to date and reviewed as required, sharing information within the team and acting as link for the family.

 

  • To recognise the children’s individual rights to privacy, confidentiality, dignity and respect and to help them to make choices and decisions

 

  • To respond to individual children’s personal care and help them to maintain a good standard of personal hygiene.

 

  • To promote a daily routine and when on night duty, settle children into bed and monitor their sleep patterns during the night as required.

 

  • To accompany children on outings into the community.

 

  • In line with Bromley Healthcare’s Medication Procedure, to participate in six monthly proficiency assessments and attend regular in-house medication updates. To administer P.R.N and routine medication using agreed competency frameworks.  To record accurately in Medication Administration Record Chart (MAR) in accordance with the medication and record keeping procedures. 

 

  • To safely check and record medication on admission and departure in accordance with medication procedure

 

  • In line with Bromley Healthcare’s Enteral Feeding policy, to participate in proficiency assessments and competency framework, and attend regular in-house updates.

 

  • To undertake clinical skills assessments following training.

 

  • To be aware of and assist in meeting children’s individual healthcare and behavioural/emotional/sensory needs and respond appropriately.

 

  • To monitor and maintain the safety and security of the children and report issues as appropriate to the senior staff in charge.

 

  • To maintain the secure keeping of impress money, petty cash, children’s money and personal belongings in line with Bromley Healthcare policy.

 

  • To participate, where appropriate, in reviews and meetings held regarding individual children.       

 

  • Under the direction of senior staff, to participate in visiting children/families in their own home and/or school when appropriate.

 

  • To use a variety of communication methods according to the needs of the children.

 

  • To give to children and young people opportunities to develop their independence skills and to make choices, to listen to their views and respond appropriately.

 

  • To develop and maintain the ability to manage children with challenging behaviours and complex health care needs including the application of appropriate strategies.

 

  • In line with the individual child’s risk assessment and care profile to be responsible for children and young people’s care and activities under the direction of senior staff reporting back any issues or changes in the children’s needs, so care plans can be reviewed and updated as required.

 

  • To ensure that the health and safety needs of the children and young people are met with an appropriate focus on risk taking

 

  • To participate in regular supervision, team days and staff meetings.

 

  • To undertake domestic tasks such as shopping, washing, ironing, cleaning surfaces and appliances in agreed designated areas.

 

  • To develop a working knowledge of child protection procedures reporting any concerns to the manager, deputy manager or senior on duty.

 

  • To ensure work methods are sensitive to people’s gender and culture.

 

  • To immediately report to senior staff any incident or practice which is, or may be, to the detriment of the children or colleagues/the service.  To record incidents on Datix forms daily log book and in sanctions or restraints books, whichever is appropriate.

 

  • To take part in the Bromley Healthcare annual Appraisal process and contribute to the development of a Personal Development Plan to identify individual training needs.  To attend training sessions that are identified as being of benefit to the post-holder or service as a whole. 

 

  • To participate in actions to achieve Bromley Healthcare and Hollybank’s service objectives.  To participate in action plans to ensure compliance with National Minimum Standard (Children’s Homes 2011) and recommendations of Ofsted and Regulation 44 Reports.

 

  • To maintain accurate records as required by the service and Bromley Healthcare in paper or electronic format and to record activity on EMIS

 

  • To maintain the security and appearance of the building, reporting any faults including faulty equipment promptly to the Management team within Hollybank.

 

  • To observe confidentiality of records and health information at all times and be aware of and practice the principles of data protection and Caldicott principals.

 

  • To deal with telephone and/or email messages sensitively taking appropriate action as required, or ensure they are passed on for action to a senior member of staff. Record call in Daily log book and Emis.

 

  • To receive initial complaints sensitively and ensure they are responded to by a member of the senior team, as per the Bromley Healthcare complaints procedure.

 

  • Any other duties as designated by senior staff and commensurate with the post.

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