1Ensure that working practices enhance and develop services to children in
working within the Directorate procedures.
2Ensure that service users are handled sensitively and professionally in line with the
role in overseeing the residential care of emotionally disturbed or difficult service users. Ensure that the physical and emotional needs of service users are met to ensure their continued development.
3Monitor child care practice in the Care Home and ensure that they comply with Directorate policies and practices, to enhance the outcomes of Looked After Children and ensure that the dignity of the young person is respected.
4Oversee the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes for service users in consultation with fieldwork staff. Liaise with other child care professionals as necessary.
5 including participation at reviews, staff meetings, meeting with parents, case conferences, etc.
6Ensure records and reports are kept regarding children (and their families where appropriate) and that these are relevant, factual and up to date.
7To plan, organise and manage in the most efficient and effective way work undertaken by staff at the residential child care establishment, ensuring adequate staffing levels to meet service needs.
8Supervision of all care and ancillary staff working in the Care Home. To include dealing with staff recruitment, sickness absence management, discipline/grievance matters, appraisals, assessing training and development needs.
9Ensure that good standards of supervision and order are maintained with service users. Establish and maintain daily routines with the aim of promoting good behaviour, the general safety and welfare of service users and ensure that appropriate risk assessment and risk management strategies are in place.
10Prepare complex reports relating to issues concerning residential child care, attending or participating on committees, working groups etc. In consultation with the LAC Service Manager represent the Directorate, as appropriate.
systems to deal with ordering supplies, monitoring and control of delegated budgets.
12Ensure any defects in the physical condition of the building or equipment are reported. Take the necessary measure to ensure that service users and staff are not put at risk by such defects, and that Health and Safety regulations are complied with.
13Ensure that fire regulations, fire drills and other emergency procedures are known and understood by service users and staff. Organise regular practices.
14The Officer in Charge will be required to assist in the development of policies and working practices to ensure that the Care Home meets National Minimum Standards for Residential Care.
15To gather and collate management data as required by the Directorate.
16To work in any relevant work setting as so needed by the Directorate.
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