Purpose of the Role The purpose of the role of Positive Behaviour Worker is to work with our young people in the homes ensuring that their needs are met. We expect you at all times to have an acute focus on their behaviours and well-being, taking positive action at all times to safeguard the young people. You will develop positive relationships building trust and confidence. Our Expectations of You All employees are part of a team. We expect everyone to work collaboratively and positively in the interests of our young people. We expect you at all times to behave in a professional manner that absolutely reflects the ethos that you are a leader and role model to all. As a Positive Behaviour Worker it is your absolute priority to safeguard the Young People in our care and support them at all times. You must work professionally; effectively and sensitively, to ensure that all our Young People are safe and feel safe with any concerns listened to and acted upon appropriately. We expect all employees to accurately, factually, and professionally record and report any incidents involving our Young People; all concerns (including safeguarding and prevent) must be reported to the appropriate person (Line Manager, Registered Manager, Safeguarding Lead). We expect all recordings to be completed within 24 hours of the incident. We expect you to ensure that all members of your team follow these procedures and that they are quality checked. We expect you to remain up-to-date through appropriate CPD (at least 30 hours per year), and compliant with all statutory aspects of the role including Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and all subsequent amendments, Quality Standards, Safeguarding, Prevent Duty, the Care Act (2014 with 2016 amendments), Children & Families Act (2014), Equality & Diversity, the White Paper for Vulnerable Children (2019) and any other legislation, and/or guidance, (including Ofsted and CQC as applicable) that either directly or indirectly affects your role and all Company policies as appropriate. As a Positive Behaviour Worker we expect you to fully participate in the Performance Management cycle within the Homes/1848. As a Positive Behaviour Worker, we expect you to proactively, positively and professionally support the home leadership and to adopt an inspirational, creative, innovative and solution focused approach to any situations or challenges that may arise within the Home. As a Positive Behaviour Worker you are responsible and accountable for your performance, and we expect you to take your role seriously and work at all times in the interests of the Young People in the Home. We expect you to engender an ethos and culture of openness, tolerance and understanding for the Young People in our care, and also for the Home Team. We expect you to try and understand behaviours so that you can more effectively support the Young People. 2 As a Positive Behaviour Worker, we expect you to behave at the highest professional standards at all times and absolutely embrace, and implement, a holistic therapeutic approach for all our Young People. As a Positive Behaviour Worker you are expected to work as part of a team led by a Team Leader. As a Positive Behaviour Worker, you are expected to work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), other Registered Managers, Team Leaders, and all colleagues within the organisation to ensure that our Young People receive the highest standards of therapy, intervention, care and support. As a Positive Behaviour Worker, you are expected, with the Registered Manager, to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally with external agencies in the best interests of our Young People at all times. As a Positive Behaviour Worker, we expect you to work professionally and effectively with the Registered Managers in achieving, and maintaining, an outstanding Ofsted grade, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Specifically, you are expected, without exception, to: 1. Put the interests, well-being, safety and security of the Young People in your care above all else, ensuring thorough and effective planning to comprehensively support the young people in the home. 2. Effectively, and professionally, contribute to the day-to-day leadership, management, and co-ordination of your shift, delivering a holistic therapeutic approach. 3. Professionally, effectively and competently complete all recording, and reporting, before leaving your shift. 4. Professionally, effectively and competently ensure the highest professional standards in caring, supporting, nurturing and developing our Young People as they come to terms with their past so they may build their future. 5. Effectively and professionally support our Young People to access education, training and/or work based opportunities to meet their needs and aspirations. 6. Effectively and professionally encourage and support our Young People to access Therapy and the Well-Being Team to meet their needs and aspirations. 7. Effectively and professionally encourage and support our Young People to make progress towards independence. 8. Professionally, effectively and competently develop positive relationships within the Home including: a. between colleagues, b. between colleagues and our Young People, c. between our Young People ensuring at all times the needs of our Young People are being met. 9. Professionally, effectively and competently support the Home Team in developing positive relationships with any external agencies including CAMHS, Social Workers, Local Authorities, Education and/or Training Providers, family members, etc to the benefit of the Young People in our care. 10. Be familiar with and actively involved in using and updating Positive Behaviour Support Plans. 11. Ensure all the Young People in your care have a voice. 12. Professionally, effectively and competently work without bias or favour and exclusively in the interests of the individual Young People in your care to ensure the best of outcomes. 13. Effectively and clearly use the in-house MIS to record the daily working of the Home. Childcare To work professionally, effectively, and competently with the Registered Manager, Home Team, Well-Being Team, SLT and, where appropriate, external agents to: 1. Ensure all Young People in your care are safe, and feel safe. 2. Ensure all the Young People in your care individually receive the highest standards of care, develop and make progress to achieve the highest outcomes. 3. To promote and sustain the highest possible standards of care and support, and ensure that each Young Person’s agreed placement plan is fully implemented. 4. Ensure that any matters relating to Child Protection are managed in line with current legislation, national standards and best Safeguarding practice in accordance with Company policy. 5. Ensure the maximum participation of our Young People, respects their rights and be responsive to their wishes and views. 3 6. Work collaboratively with the Home Team to ensure all Young People in your care access activities, both in the Home and in the community that enhance and develop their self-esteem, social skills and learning. 7. Ensure the effective implementation of the Children’s Act 1989 and the accompanying guidance and regulations (Vol.4 Residential Care), the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Children’s Homes Regulations 2015. This will be achieved in consultation with the relevant statutory body (OFSTED). 8. Work collaboratively, professionally and effectively with all the Young People in your care to ensure that they are consulted, and included, in all matters relating to them directly, and indirectly, and that their voice is heard, recorded and respected. 9. Work collaboratively, professionally and effectively with the Well-Being Team in the therapeutic, emotional and mental health interests of the Young People in the Home. This includes fully implementing any Care Plans, PBS Plans, and any other plan that supports the Young Person. 10. Work collaboratively, professionally and effectively with all external agencies such as Health, Education, Therapy, etc to ensure they have co-ordinated access to any such services that assist in meeting the needs of the Young People in your care. Team Working 1. To work collaboratively, professionally and effectively with all colleagues within the Home, Home Leadership, Well-Being Team, SLT and, where appropriate, external agents in the interests of the Young People at all times. 2. To professionaly, collaboratively and effectively support all members of the Home Team in meeting the needs of all Young People. 3. To, with your colleagues, work as a team relentlessly focused on the needs, development and progress of the Young People in the Home. Professional Knowledge, Understanding & Development 1. Ensure that you have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding and continue to develop, and deepen, this knowledge and understanding. 2. Ensure that you have a working knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 and amendments, the SCCIF and the Quality Standards, and that you apply them at all times. 3. Ensure that you have a working knowledge, and understanding, of all Company policies and procedures. 4. Ensure that you have a working knowledge and understanding of all electronic systems for recording, and reporting, on all aspects of your role including Care Plans, Risk Assessments, Positive Behaviour Support Plans, Accident/Near Miss and Incident reports, and Medication so that you use them effectively, professionally, and in a timely manner to ensure the safeguarding of all our Young People. 5. Ensure you understand fully the purpose and systems associated with Performance Management including Supervisions (Management, Reflective and Performance), Annual Appraisals and Performance Review and Improvement Plans. 6. Ensure you are aware of, and have a working knowledge of, the importance and impact of Therapy and Mental Health through training. 7. Ensure that you have a working knowledge, and understanding, of Health & Safety within the Home and outside it when with the Young People. 8. Attend and fully participate in any training you are requested to attend. Health & Safety Work collaboratively, professionally and with the Registered Manager, Home Team, Head of Estates, SLT, and, where appropriate, external agents to: 1. Ensure that the Home is safe, clean and tidy for the Young People in our care. 2. Ensure that all Health & Safety policies and procedures are understood, implemented and adhered to. 3. Ensure that all incidents, accidents and near misses are recorded, and reported, in a timely manner in line with Company policies, and procedures. 4 4. Support the Registered Manager to carry out risk assessments as appropriate and in line with Company policies and procedures, and to ensure that all risk assessments are up-to-date. Undertake any other duties that may be required or requested by the Director and/or the Managing Director.