Can you make a difference to a young person’s life?
Our client offers a truly caring environment to supporting young people (aged 16-18 year old), often with a complex welfare history.
We aim to prepare young people to lead successful independent lives, by building their self confidence, providing them with emotional and practical support and by helping them gain essential life skills. This is achieved through the consistent delivery of our Independence Programme.
To be successful in the Support Worker role you will have the ability to communicate well with a wide range of people, verbally and in writing. You will demonstrate a positive, sensitive and constructive approach to working with clients, colleagues and professionals. You will be involved in delivering planned support, group and individual work with young people.Due to the demands of the position you will be able to use a range of IT programmes including Microsoft Word and Outlook
In addition to this you will be responsible for:
-Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people
-Producing appropriate reports including recommendation to colleagues and Case Managers and following their guidance
Working in line with Care Policies and Procedures, correctly managing inappropriate and challenging behaviour, making appropriate judgements and decisions to minimise risks.
You are required to have a minimum of 6 months direct experience of working with young people and it is essential that you have an enhanced DBS, References and are IT literate. Previous experience working with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities is extremely favourable.
Please be aware shifts include evenings, overnight and weekends.
If you have an enthusiasm for working with this client group, as well as emotional resilience and would like to help us achieve our vision we look forward to receiving your application.
We are looking especially for candidates who can start immediately, an in date enhanced DBS is also required.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum Level 2 health and social care qualification.
Salary to meet National Minimum Wage.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: £9,000.00 to £36,000.00 /year
- Social Care
- Young People
- Support Workers
- Youth Work