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HR Assistant

40 hours per week

Bury St Edmunds

HR Assistant

Overview of the Role

The post will be based in Bury St Edmunds town centre. Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm.

You will need to be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and experience with Sage Programmes would be an advantage.  You will also need to demonstrate good customer service skills and be willing to work as part of the team.

Please note that all candidates must:

  • Complete a good standard of application form
  • Meet FEVACA expectations in interview
  • Complete an enhanced DBS check
  • Provide evidence of their right to work in the U.K
  • Provide satisfactory references for 5 years or more (inc most recent employer)

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Professional, discrete and solid understanding of the importance of confidentially
  • Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage but not essential

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining employee electronic filing system
  • Tracking sickness absence- receiving sick forms, highlighting sickness/absence trigger points, tracking sickness and providing metrics on trends
  • Recruitment cycle- Liaising with agencies, send applications and job descriptions to interested candidates, preparing interviews and contracts of employment
  • Ensuring safer recruitment process is adhered to, processing DBS’s and requesting references
  • Completing new starter and leaver checklist process
  • Co-ordinating inductions for new starters
  • Tracking probationary periods- Clarifying progress with managers/team leaders and confirming successful completion or extensions
  • Liaison with HR advisors when needed for employment Law advise
  • Maintaining code of conduct attendance records
  • Processing timesheets and reporting to Payroll
  • Tracking Holidays
  • Updating Pension records
  • Monitoring Vehicle data
  • Allocation of Training

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Registered Manager

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To be confirmed

Registered Manager

Overview

The Registered Manager is responsible for the overarching service delivered within FEVACA Children’s home.

They are responsible for supervising, supporting and managing the other staff within their department.  They report directly to the Register Provider and Directors.

The Registered Manager is a professional with significant experience in their field and holds a qualification and registration in social work or social care management:  They  must have significant The role requires a positive value base, a good understanding of social work perspectives and an ability to manage staff, environment and clients with complex and challenging behaviours.

The service manager will supervise the staff within their line management, including completion of appraisals and ensure the cohesive consistency amongst the team.  Most importantly they are responsible for ensuring the clients needs are met, the environment is positive and the statutory or contractual obligations of FEVACA are met.

The Service Manager will review and ensure good standards of practice in recording and monitoring, liaison with other agencies, and contact with the local community.  They are responsible for developing and maintaining a positive and ‘warm’ culture throughout the team and the service.

Clients

  • Promote the development of the children
  • Protect children from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home.
  • Ensure that key stages in the stay of children such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans.
  • Ensure that children facing crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support.
  • Ensure that the children are involved for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
  • Participate, develop and implement support plans, ensuring their suitability and success are reviewed; including the delivery of the outcome star.
  • Write or delegate the duty of monthly reports and needs assessments as well as any other appropriate document (such as risk assessments) as required.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with clients

Staff

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff
  • Ensure all new staffs are supported fully and complete their induction packs.
  • Ensure you are providing both informal and formal support to the staff working with you
  • Offer formal supervision monthly to the staff in your line management; ensure supervision is delivered throughout the supervision structure of your department and that this is of good quality.
  • Complete appraisal, disciplinary and grievance processes as per company policy.
  • Raise any concerns about staff to the Directors
  • Contribute to and implement the internal training package.
  • Develop the staff ability to learn theoretical perspectives and enhance their reflective skills.
  • Ensure all meetings are implemented regarding your department, as per the meeting protocol of FEVACA.

Interagency Working

  • Create, develop and ensure positive and constructive communication occurs between FEVACA and other professionals in the field: Social Work Teams, Police, Housing, Voluntary Sector, etc.
  • Develop local knowledge of your field and build networks.
  • Liaise with OFSTED and any other suitable bodies.

Family and the community

  • Use the residential community as a means of support and social learning for the children and team.
  • Introduce and involve yourself in the local community and represent FEVACA and our ethos positively.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with family members and carers

Government Organisations

  • Ensure the reporting to organisations such as OFSTED, CQC and local authorities is accurate and timely:  This includes the notification of significant events, facilitation of inspections and supporting staff to manage these visits.

Meeting good practice standards

  • Adhere to the HCPC, QTS  or nursing standards of conduct, as appropriate.
  • Adhere to the GSCC code of Practice
  • Ensure you manage your CPD to meet the registration requirements of role.
  • Attend all training as allocated by FEVACA.
  • Bring to supervision areas of interest which you wish to develop.
  • Agree to engage in reflective supervision, including work with the CFSWP to develop  and lead reflective practice groups in the organisation.
  • Ensure that practice is anti-discriminatory and ensure specific needs are met where appropriate such as dietary requirements, religious observance and culturally significant activities.

Reporting

  • Ensure the Directors receive complete monthly statistical data regarding the outcomes for children
  • Ensure the packages of care commissioned are delivered to clients and raise any issue in delivering this to the Directors immediately.
  • Ensure the working environment is kept to a high standard and maintains a positive and warm feel, including health and safety checks.
  • Ensure information is passed to the administrative team as required
  • Ensure you meet with your team regularly and communicate with your line managers regarding any issues as soon as practically possible.

Legislation and policy

  • Meet and work towards exceeding the children’s homes regulations 2015.
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate legislation to the field of care in which you are working; to include wider legislation which is relevant for example Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Data Protection etc
  • Adhere to all FEVACA policies including Safeguarding , Performance Management and Health and Safety.

Essential

  • Positive and non Judgemental value base
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and anti discriminatory practice
  • A good working knowledge of the relevant legislation to your role including safeguarding, children’s homes regulations and health and safety legislation
  • Ability to represent the organisation to external bodies and members of the community.
  • Ability to oversee the management of the service.
  • Willingness to complete direct work and shifts including sleep in’s, weekends and bank holidays, when necessary.
  • Experience  (minimum 2 years) of working with vulnerable children in a residential environment
  • Experience of managing staff and completing supervision and appraisal processes (at least 1 year)
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Good standard of written and verbal English, including report writing and assessment skills.
  • A knowledge of the regulatory framework for the field
  • The completion of the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services in the children and young people’s residential management pathway  or equivalent

Desirable

  • Management Qualification
  • Full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purpose.

To be confirmed

Supported Housing Worker

To be confirmed

Cambridge, Ipswich, Colchester, Aylesbury & High Wycombe

Supported Housing Worker

Overview of the role

The support team are responsible for supporting the delivery of an effective, needs led and personalised service to our clients. They work in partnership with teachers, social workers and senior staff, as well as external colleagues and family members; however support workers are encouraged to contribute to discussion and add amendments in the support plan where possible.

 

The support staff deliver day to day interventions with clients and they may be delegated responsibilites such as devising timetables, completing activites or health and safety tasks where appropriate.

 

The support worker should ensure the smooth running of the shift, creating and implementing routines, ensuring young people are well fed, cared for and and living in a positive environment. The staff all contribute to the clients holisitc pedagogic development by sharing in educational, social and health related learning tasks.

 

Finally the support worker is responsible for achieving a positive relationship with the client and contributing to a culture of relationship based practice within the team/home. Overall, the support worker has responsibility for ensuring the clients wellbeing is paramount and raising any concerns or potential areas for development to a senior member of staff.

 

FEVACA recruitment policies are in line with legislation and guidance related to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults; including Safer Recruitment guidance 2007 and the Keeping children safe in education 2014.

 

Please note that all candidates must:
• Complete a good standard of application form
• Meet FEVACA expectations in interview
• Complete an enhanced DBS check
• Provide evidence of their right to work in the Uk
• Provide satisfactory references for 5 years or more (inc most recent employer)

Job Description

To be responsible for managing the project whilst on shift, taking full responsibility for managing the establishment, ( the resources and the fabric of the building) and, most importantly, the welfare of the young people.

Clients

• Promote the development of the young people
• Protect young people from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home. Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies.
• Ensure that key stages in the stay of young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans
• Ensure that young people facing particular crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support
• Ensure that young people are responsible for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives, supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
• As a support worker, participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual support plans and engaging young people in learning.
• Contribute to and complete risk assessment regarding clients when necessary.
• Support and deliver FEVACA education programme (life skills programme)
• Support and deliver FEVACA Health & wellbeing programme
• Support our clients with transport when required

Community

• Use the community as a means of support and social learning for the young people
• Encourage, and where possible ensure, that our clients respect others in the community.
• Build positive relationships with communty members, ensuring that the privacy of the clients is not effected.
Interagency Working
• Develop and maintain good working relationships with family members where appropriate, social workers, school staff and other professionals with a concern for the young person’s needs.
• Offer support where necessary to staff on site at other Fevaca Houses.
• Ensure constructive and positive communication and negotiation with referring agencies regarding young people.
Meeting standards of practice
• Ensure that practice is anti-discriminatory and ensure specific needs are met where appropriate such as dietary requirements, religious observance and culturally significant activities
• Ensure compliance with the Children’s Act 1989/ 2004 and associated regulations.
• Read, comply and keep up to date with all FEVACA policy and protocols.
• Ensure regular communication with Line Manager and Director of Service; including attendance at individual supervision and team meetings.
• Attendance at and completion of induction, training sessions related to the role of supported housing worker.
• Complete health and safety checks and cleaning tasks as set out within the projects daily plans.
• Complete training and subsequnelty administer medciation in compliance to policy when required.

Essential

• Positive and non-judgmental value base
• Ability to demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity to colleagues, service users and all external personnel
• A knowledge of the Children Act and subsequent relevant legislation
• Ability to represent the organization to outside bodies and those within local communities.
• Demonstration of a commitment to supporting and motivating young people
• Ability to maintain boundaries and communicate effectively with young people
• Ability to work within a team.
• Ability to manage issues relating to health and safety
• Willingness to manage household tasks
Ability to work shifts including sleep-ins – including weekends and bank holidays
• Experience of working with children or young people
• Good standard of written and verbal English
• Full clean driving licence and the use fo a vehicle for business use.
• Highly motivated, adaptable and able to work under their own initiative
• The ability to admit mistakes and ask for help and guidance.

Desirable

• Knowledge of health and safety requirements relevant to Houses of Multiple Occupancy
• An understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to the provision of supported housing services and social care for care leavers.
• Experience working at a level of responsibility with children and young people in a supported housing setting
• Ability to show leadership skills
• Ability to write reports and contribute to support plans

Work with us

FEVACA value its team and are proud to offer all staff the following benefits:

Perkbox

FEVACA has purchased PERKBOX scheme for all staff: Perk box offers an array of discounts and advantages which our staff can access.

It includes child care tax relief and discounts at supermarkets, family venues, gyms and much more…

Visit PERKBOX to find out more. Terms and conditions apply.

Training

All our staff receive training from eternal providers and professionals within our team. All staff are expected to develop their understanding of Social and theoretical perspectives. Some of our training sessions include: Attachment Theory, Mental Health, Reflective Practise and Medication awareness.

FEVACA will explore and can support individual pathway learning related to their field. For example NVQ3, NVQ5, Social Workand Teaching Degrees.

Pensions

FEVACA are pleased to offer, alongside an Aviva pension scheme as of April 2017, an initial meeting with professional advice from Franklyn Financial Management

For further information about Franklyn Financial Management please click here.

If you feel you have something you can offer us and are interested in joining our team, please contact us for an application pack.

You can do this by emailing us at recruitment@fevaca.co.uk or calling our Head Office on 01284 764411.

It is the first time BCC have commissioned a placement from Fevaca. The team have been responsive and flexible and have worked in partnership to support an urgent placement move for one of our most challenging to place children