Support Workers – Young People

Overview

Temporary Support Workers wanted to work with young people in a semi-independent setting.  Regular shifts available.


Job Description

To deliver a supported living package based upon structured key work sessions to vulnerable young people aged 16 – 18.  These sessions will aim to promote and provide the life skills required by young people to support their transition into independent living by helping them to develop the necessary  knowledge, skills and resilience.

Main Duties:

  1. Support young people leaving care to the standard set by the client and in line with their support plan, cultural needs and wishes.
  2. Support young people to remain safe in their home and respond to all safeguarding events in a calm and controlled manner.
  3. Contact and liaise with the appropriate emergency services as required (e.g. fire, Police, Emergency Duty Service, etc)
  4. Support young people to meet the own personal care needs in line with their support plan (e.g. encourage regular bathing, good dental health, smoking cessation, etc).
  5. Support and encourage young people to make positive choices and life decisions in line with their age and ability.
  6. Support and encourage young people to engage in positive social, leisure and work activities, according to the individual’s choice.
  7. Support young people to manage their own health needs as required, e.g. taking medication and attending doctor’s appointments.
  8. Keep accurate and up to date records.
  9. Support young people to manage their finances in line with the client’s guidelines and individual Pathway Plans.
  10. Promote health, safety and well-being of the young people we support.
  11. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals.
  12. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  13. Maintain the integrity of the building at all times and ensure the safety of all residents and staff.
  14. Participate in learning and development opportunities as required.
  15. Undertake any other duties as appropriate

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Minimum NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
  • Passionate about improving the lives of young people
  • Up to date DBS certificate preferred
  • Reliable & flexible
  • Hard working
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good written/report writing skills

What we can offer you

  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Work life balance
  • Rewarding positions

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