Job Scope

To be responsible to the Shift Nurse for the day to day care, support and activities provided to individuals. Ensuring the smooth running of the services and the allocation and management of support staff. The role requires that you primarily work in a support capacity for 65% which will include observations, mentoring and supporting staff of your working hours. Super numbery hours will consist of a maximum of 35% of the role.

To take responsibility by working with your Shift Nurse, Senior Nurse, Deputy Manager and Registered Manager for ensuring the effective and efficient provision of care and support to the people living within Salutem’s service. 

Main Duties

  • To be responsible for supervising the day-to-day management of the support workers whilst working alongside them, providing hands on support to staff and the people we support to ensure that the service runs safely and effectively. To keep the Shift Nurse appraised of all issues, concerns and developments.
  • To undertake duties with respect to the individual needs of the people we support, both leading and working as part of a team and to oversee or assume a caseload of individuals for individual key working. To be responsible for ensuring the necessary support is given to the people we support and to attend the relevant meetings/reviews, both in representing the organisation and in support of Support Workers. 
  • To continually update, and liaise with, the relevant interested parties and encourage and support the people who use our services to gain independent living skills.
  • To lead the shift in the absence of the Shift Nurse.
  • To prioritise the general workload and to delegate tasks to support staff members.
  • To attend management meetings.
  • To oversee responsibility for all petty cash systems within the service.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring the relevant communication systems are completed daily. (i.e. contact sheets, hours worked file, cleaning and laundry schedules, safer food better business procedures, updating relevant professionals etc.)
  • To be able to manage situations, which present challenge, both physically and emotionally. To both seek and give support to colleagues in such circumstances.
  • To work alongside, support and supervise staff on a day-to-day basis to meet the needs of the service.
  • To be a role model for more junior members of staff.
  • To undertake training to facilitate own professional development and enhance skills.
  • To be proactive in the transition and admission of the people we support into their new home, ensuring as far as possible that they are made to feel welcome, and to offer practical support during the settling in period. To facilitate transitional periods and appropriate moving on support for all individuals.  
  • To empower the people, we support to play as full a role as is possible in taking control of their own lives for them to achieve independence.
  • To ensure that ongoing written recordings of all contact with individuals is maintained to a good standard and to record any other areas of concern. To ensure confidentiality in record keeping is maintained.
  • To ensure social workers and other external agencies actively involved with the people we support are fully informed of developments and consult with them during periods of change. To liaise with field social workers when additional support is necessary.
  • To develop or secure appropriate life skills, educational, preparation for work and social training to prepare individuals for an independent life as possible. To uphold the ethos of empowering people to play as full a role as is feasible in taking control of their own lives for them to achieve independence.
  • To have regard for the health and welfare of the people we support. To maintain links with individual’s families, friends and support networks.
  • To produce a written supervision records on each of the people you support as a key worker on a monthly basis.
  • To be responsible for effectively managing workloads, including assisting staff with time management.
  • To be individually accountable for standards of professional practice.
  • To accept regular supervision from your Manager and attend staff meetings as required.
  • To adhere to statutory requirements and Salutem’s policies and procedures in relation to professional and administrative matters.
  • To understand and promote the company’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • To understand and promote the company’s Managing Diversity Policy.
  • To undertake any other related duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post.

This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.

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