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Young Person Support Worker

Employer
Undisclosed Company
Location
Kent, Thanet
Salary
Up to £27285.00 per annum
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Sector
Care
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time

Job Title: Young Person Support Worker

Location: Canterbury, Whitstable and Thanet

Salary: £27,285 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm) with rota out-of-hours service

Contract Type: Permanent

Are you passionate about making a difference in young people's lives?

Our client a well established provider of housing services is seeking a dedicated Young Person Support Worker to join their team. You will be providing high-quality support and positive outcomes for young individuals in the care service, including unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and support young people in their transition to adulthood and independent living.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and Guidance: Provide support and guidance to young people living independently in their homes.
  • Skill Development: Assist in developing young people's independent living skills.
  • Positive Life Choices: Promote and encourage positive life choices, including social activities, budgeting, and education.
  • Care Plans: Update and ensure progress is made with care plans accordingly.
  • Liaison: Collaborate with social services and other professionals to ensure comprehensive support.
  • Service Development: Participate in planning, monitoring, review, and evaluation activities to ensure continuous improvement in service delivery.
  • Equality and Inclusion: Ensure all young people and staff are treated fairly and with consideration of their cultural, religious, and physical needs.
  • On-Call Assistance: Provide on-call assistance as required.
  • Safeguarding: Address and signpost all safeguarding issues in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Team Coordination: Work cohesively with team members to ensure compliant service delivery.

Required Skills:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 in Children's Social Care or equivalent, or willingness to work towards it within a set timeframe.
  • Knowledge: Understanding of The Children's Act and Children's Social Care system is preferred.
  • Experience: Previous experience working with young people in a care setting.
  • Skills: Strong communication skills, relationship-building abilities, and the capacity to work well under pressure.
  • Flexibility: Must be able to travel across a large geographical area on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Driving License: Required for the role.

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus national bank holidays.
  • Mileage expenses (claimable from home).
  • Westfield Health Membership (offering cashback on health services plus discounts for retailers and gym memberships).
  • Life Cover (2x basic salary).
  • 6-month probation period.
  • Employer pension contribution (4% employer, 4% employee).
  • Laptop/Phone/other equipment as required for the role.
  • Referral Scheme.

If you are passionate about supporting young people and meet the requirements above, we would love to hear from you. Apply today and take the first step towards making a significant difference in the lives of young individuals.

Interested in this permanent role, covering the Canterbury, Whitstable and Thanet area. Please email or contact me on 07483 340870 for more information.

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