Outreach Support Worker jobs in the borough of Harrow
You may have experience as a carer, parent or through volunteering or have completed a relevant qualification.
A qualification in social care or education will be an advantage.
Depending on each child's needs, you will provide activities which aim to support them with:
- Accessing activities such as cinema, leisure centre, swimming.
- Social activities and developing friendships.
- Developing their emotional and social skills.
- Personal development such as preparing food, eating, cleaning and shopping.
- Physical activities.
- Develop their literacy and maths and support informal learning.
- Reflect in activities families cultural needs.
- Act as a positive role model.
The support you give could include helping children with:
- Personal care - washing, going to the toilet.
- Supporting any health needs, such as taking medication, recording relevant information and liaising with professionals.
- Help children manage their feelings and enable them to communicate their wishes to reduce behaviours that challenge.
- Develop communications skills.
- Access to medical appointments.
- Attend volunteering opportunities or help with school transitions.
- Participate in family events.
- Encourage play and positive interactions with siblings and parents.
You will need to:
- Share their values.
- Be caring.
- Communicate well with parents and children.
- Being responsible.
- Keen to understand how each child learns and develops as an individual.
- Understand that each individual is unique, recognizing individual differences.
- Understand how to keep children safe from harm and protected.
- Understand how to reduce risks when working with children within the centre, community or family home.
Outreach support worker duties will include;
- Involve children when planning and doing those activities.
- Help children to be included, consulted and listened to.
- Help children to do things they want to do by managing risks as required.
- Record things appropriately in observation records.
- Ensure you tell your colleagues about anything they should know so support continues seamlessly.
- Respect children's dignity.
- Keep children safe from harm.
- Attend and participate in your induction, training sessions and meetings.
- Report any concerns incidents or accidents that occur.
- To work with children whose behaviours are described as challenging (physical and verbal) to enable them to work through crisis situations both at home and out in the community.
To find out more, please submit your CV with any relevant experience stated/ or transferable skills & contact Leanne Wilson in the SEND department at Empowering Learning
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