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Residential Support Worker. Job in Dunfermline Care Jobs

Dunfermline, Fife
£21,000 to £28,000
Job Type
Full Time
9 Jan 2023

Residential support worker.

Fife area


To provide needs-led support to families with a young people who have
disability and/or autism spectrum condition to help enhance parenting capacity and enable
children to remain safely at home cared for by their parents.


Assist in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of services with families
and other key people.
Develop positive working relationships with families, based on empathy, respect and
unconditional positive regard.
Support parents to embed realistic and sustainable family routines that take culture,
values and children's abilities into account
Support parents to build on their parenting and caring skills
To advocate for families and help parents to self-advocate
Develop positive relationships with other professionals to help meet families' needs.
Contribute to reports and maintain accurate records.
Support people with administering medication and with personal care as needed
To utilise person centred planning techniques and tools, and range of practice
methods/interventions with individuals and families.
To work alone and collaboratively with team members to provide practical support
to children, young people and carers, at times when support is needed.
To plan, design and deliver appropriate individual and group work using innovative
and creative approaches.
Quantifiable responsibilities
Accountable for petty cash transactions.


The successful candidate will reports to the Service Manager.
Work is allocated by the line manager.
The successful candidate will have some autonomy to manage their diary, in order to respond to
families needs.

All staff are expected to take a full role in the service rota.


The post holder will be working in a residential setting
The post holder will be part of a team around a family and will be expected to update the
team as needed, with significant information passed on to the Service Manager.
Planning with children, young people and parents will take place quarterly at a minimum.
Work will be undertaken within the context of the service ethos, policies and approaches.
The post holder will work in a way that is inclusive and enabling, seeking opportunities to
hand back power and responsibility to parents.

The post holder will use well-established interventions. They will need to exercise
judgement about "good enough" parenting and be able to challenge parenting practices
appropriately and effectively.
On a daily basis, they will need support a parent or child with a specific task and monitor progress.

They will have access by telephone to the Service Manager and/or the On-Call Manager for support and guidance as
needed. Additionally, the post holder is expected to liaise with other workers in the families
team to ensure a consistent approach.


Direct contact with Service and co-workers.
Relationships are essentially within the service.
May participate in cross-organisation groups and with other services nationally
through training and learning opportunities.

Contact with Social Work, Education, local community groups and other universal
Promote and present the work of the service through events and other
Act as an advocate where needed for parents or children.


A relevant professional qualification at level SCQF 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus
an HNC)


Experience of direct work with children and families.
Ideally experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or autism
spectrum condition


The post holder should have knowledge around the key legislation and policy regarding
children and young people in Scotland
The post holder should be able to demonstrate knowledge on human development and


Communication - listening, verbal, and written including report writing
IT skills including communications and office applications
Ability to
Communicate at various levels to ensure shared understanding
Manage own time particularly to ensure that records are accurate and up to date
Be willing to learn from and with families
Tailor your approach to different families needs and wants by being flexible,
adaptable and creative in your approach to work
Be willing to engage effectively in training and learning opportunities

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Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

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  • Job Reference: 867642876-2
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2023
  • Employer: Randstad Care
    Randstad Care
  • Location: Dunfermline, Fife
  • Salary: £21,000 to £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sector: NHS, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time