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Senior Day Opportunities Worker

Posted: 57 days ago
Place: Angel, London



PERSON SPECIFICATION – SENIOR DAY OPPORTUNITIES WORKER (SDOW) – BEHAVIOURS THAT CHALLENGE
Essential Criteria:
1. Able to demonstrate support skills to people with autism, learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities, mental health issues including those who exhibit behaviours that challenge.
2. Able to support clients with complex needs and challenging behaviour and physical needs. This may include, but no exclusive to, PEG feeding, personal care, moving and handling using slings, hoists and changing tables, and activities appropriate for this client group.
3. experience of line managing and observing staff working with clients with complex needs.
4. At least three years’ previous experience of working with people with autism, behaviours that challenge and complex needs, preferably in a day service or outreach service setting.
5. Previous experience of ASDAN or similar accredited courses e.g. City and Guilds or NVQ.
6. Able to teach/support 1:1 or work with a small group of up to eight individuals.
7. Sound understanding of your subject matter, and able to demonstrate that you keep up to date i.e. Continuous professional development (CPD) or professional membership.
8. Able to update risk assessments, lesson plans, schemes of work, one page profiles in line with industries National Skills Alliance, Social Care Commitment and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
9. You must be punctual, reliable and able to carry out your duties to a high level of professionalism.
10. Able to complete support plans with aims and clear outcome objectives.
11. Able to line manage and supervise staff as and when needed.
12. Able to follow instructions and deputise for Service co-coordinator as and when required to do so.
13. Able to work with a variety of clients and offer support to day opportunity workers.
14. Able to complete weekly, six monthly and annual review reports using a person-centred approach which will go to outside agencies.
15. Support Solutions Social Care regarding implementing person-centred practices, one page profiles of staff and the people we support. Also be on hand for home visits and showing new perspective new clients and professionals around the day service.
16. Able to complete regular reviews, annual reports as part of individual clients progress.
17. Attend professional meetings, multi- agency meetings, forum meetings, open days, review days if instructed and to represent Solutions.
18. You will ensure that people with physical and learning disabilities are respected and talked to in a professional and respectful way.
19. You will ensure that your Solutions Social Care lanyard identification card is visible at all times when working.
20. A commitment to undertake training during inset days and demonstration sessions as Solutions see fit. All mandatory training is free and will be completed within the first 12 weeks of joining Solutions. For CPD training, you will receive your certificate, subject to being with Solutions for 6 months, and will be paid up to 5 hours for courses where it specifies you will be paid. All other courses we will encourage you to attend as part of your CPD. Places will be on a first come basis but may be withdrawn at any time.
21. You will need a willingness to develop your own skills and knowledge through further developmental training, completion of NVQ award, if applicable, and training within the service that are deemed necessary. For example, Positive Behaviour Support training, Social Stories training or other in-house or external training.
22. A willingness to work across the four different services (Northolt, Acton, Hammersmith and Islington) that Solutions provides support, that may require teaching experience
23. Able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and ensure that resources are stored safely are clean and in good working order
24. A recognition of the rights and responsibilities of people with various disabilities and a commitment to the SSC’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Social Care Commitment.
25. A recognition of the importance of good Health and Safety practices and an ability to develop standards and supervise others in this area. Especially in areas of infection control, PEG feeding and food consistency, and the proper use of medications.
26. The ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and written form) with a wide range of professionals, people needing support and family members in a professional manner
27. An understanding of the importance and an ability to carry out relevant administration tasks e.g. PBS, ABC charts, goals and outcomes, incident forms, activity check lists to be given to Solutions Head office on request.
28. An ability to work as part of a team, as well as on your own as a senior day-opportunities worker / instructor.
29. Able to work as part of the on call team weekday or weekends once a month.
30. Able to complete monthly Rota for support staff with other senior and service co-coordinator.
31. Able to raise any concerns or relevant information to your line manager or Head Office.
32. It is important to have a commitment to person-centered planning and an ability to work alongside the person you are supporting catering to their individual needs.
33. A willingness to develop own skills and knowledge through further developmental training, completion of NVQ award, if applicable, and training within the service that are deemed necessary.
34. A sound understanding of using computer packages e.g. Word, excel, power-point and social media packages (Facebook, Twitter and What’s App)
35. A willingness to attend supervision and staff meetings as and when requested.
36. A willingness to supervise and induct new support staff and delegate task to support staff with additional responsibilities.
37. Be part of the Senior Management Team and take an active role with necessary tasks as delegated by the Service Co-coordinator / Activity Co-coordinator.
38. Be part of the on – call system (once a month) and take the lead regarding calls, assignments and dealing with cancellations.
DESIRABLE
1. A relevant teaching qualification e.g. City and Guilds 7307, Post – Compulsory Teaching Certificate (PCET) post 16, Certificate of Education (Cert Ed) Degree in Education, teaching qualification in special needs or autism. If none of the above then two years previous experience in the area that they are teaching and relevant degree e.g. Psychology, social work, social science, sports science, music, art and physiotherapy.
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PERSON SPECIFICATION – SENIOR DAY OPPORTUNITIES WORKER (SDOW)
Essential Desirable
experience of teaching adults /children with autism, complex behaviour, behaviours that challenge, learning disabilities and severe learning disabilities
At least 2 years’ experience, able to demonstrate examples at registration meeting stage.
A commitment to ensure continuous development of the service in line with the National Minimum Care Standards, CQC, Skills for Care Social Commitment, DoH Valuing People and other relevant legislation.
Good writing and communication skills
Demonstrated at registration meeting
A recognition of the rights and responsibilities of people with learning disabilities and a commitment to the SSC’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Statement of values.
Able to supervise and manage a small cluster of support staff, responsibility for timetable, aims and outcomes To have looked at Solutions Temporary Worker Handbook.
To also read Skills for Care Social Care Commitment.
Understanding of Solutions pledge to Social Care Commitment, Autism Accreditation and Bild Membership.
To have looked at Solutions Temporary Worker Handbook.
A recognition of the importance of good health and safety practices, and an ability to develop standards and supervise others in this area.
The ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and written form) with a wide range of significant others (internal and external staff) in a friendly and professional manner
Previous experience, references
An understanding of the importance and an ability to carry out relevant administration tasks and work to deadlines for annual reviews, updates
IT literate in the use of word applications
An ability to work as part of a team, flexible approach, some weekend day opportunities, including one Saturday in four shifts.
Previous experience
A commitment to person centered planning and an ability to support service users with their individual needs, support plans.
A willingness to develop own skills and knowledge through further training, completion of CPD training within the service. Also take a role in induction training of new cohorts.
Excellent attitude towards personal development.
Solutions Social Care is an equal opportunities employer.

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