Support Worker
  Up to £25500.00 per annum
  Maidstone, Kent
  permanent,full-time

This Job Has Expired! This advert has now been deleted by the advertiser, the details below are for information only.


We are recruiting for a Support Worker to provide high-quality support and positive outcomes for young people in the care service including unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working in a similar setting. We offer specialist support, care, advice and guidance tailored to each young person's needs to support them in their transition into adulthood and independent living.



DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Support Team Manager, the candidate will be working as part of team of support workers responsible for the below but not limited to:

* Provide support and guidance to young people living independently in their homes.
* Assist in developing young people's independent living skills.
* Promote and encourage positive life choices in such as social activities, budgeting and education.
* Update and ensure progress is made with care plans accordingly.
* To liaise with social services and other professionals in terms of specific and general service delivery, support, accommodation etc, and to respond to any complaints/issues they have in a timely manner.
* Participate in service developments including planning, control, monitoring, review and evaluation activities to ensure continuous improvements in service delivery.
* To ensure that all young people, and staff are treated in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy, and fairly with consideration of their cultural, religious and physical needs.
* To provide on-call assistance as required to staff, social services and management.
* To ensure all safeguarding issues are addressed and signposted in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
* Coordinate and liaise with team members to ensure cohesive and compliant delivery of service.

Requirements for the Role

* NVQ Level 3 in Children's Social Care and/or equivalent, or willing to work towards one within a set timeframe.
* Knowledge and understanding of The Children's Act and Children's Social Care system preferred
* Driving Licence
* Must have previous experience and working with a young people within the care setting
* Strong communication skills, in particular the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate at all levels
* Excellent relationship building skills
* Ability to work well under pressure
* Must be able to travel across a large geographical portfolio on a daily/weekly basis

Benefits

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

Email Lucy at l.wildish@newappointmentsgroup.co.uk if you would like further information.

Committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all.

Twitter: @nagforjobs

New Appointments Group, Expertly Matching Employers and Jobseekers since 1975.


Advertiser: Agency

Reference: J12113

Posted on: 2023-07-06 16:31:15

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  permanent,full-time

This Job Has Expired! This advert has now been deleted by the advertiser, the details below are for information only.


We are recruiting for a Support Worker to provide high-quality support and positive outcomes for young people in the care service including unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working in a similar setting. We offer specialist support, care, advice and guidance tailored to each young person's needs to support them in their transition into adulthood and independent living.



DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Support Team Manager, the candidate will be working as part of team of support workers responsible for the below but not limited to:

* Provide support and guidance to young people living independently in their homes.
* Assist in developing young people's independent living skills.
* Promote and encourage positive life choices in such as social activities, budgeting and education.
* Update and ensure progress is made with care plans accordingly.
* To liaise with social services and other professionals in terms of specific and general service delivery, support, accommodation etc, and to respond to any complaints/issues they have in a timely manner.
* Participate in service developments including planning, control, monitoring, review and evaluation activities to ensure continuous improvements in service delivery.
* To ensure that all young people, and staff are treated in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy, and fairly with consideration of their cultural, religious and physical needs.
* To provide on-call assistance as required to staff, social services and management.
* To ensure all safeguarding issues are addressed and signposted in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
* Coordinate and liaise with team members to ensure cohesive and compliant delivery of service.

Requirements for the Role

* NVQ Level 3 in Children's Social Care and/or equivalent, or willing to work towards one within a set timeframe.
* Knowledge and understanding of The Children's Act and Children's Social Care system preferred
* Driving Licence
* Must have previous experience and working with a young people within the care setting
* Strong communication skills, in particular the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate at all levels
* Excellent relationship building skills
* Ability to work well under pressure
* Must be able to travel across a large geographical portfolio on a daily/weekly basis

Benefits

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

Email Lucy at l.wildish@newappointmentsgroup.co.uk if you would like further information.

Committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all.

Twitter: @nagforjobs

New Appointments Group, Expertly Matching Employers and Jobseekers since 1975.


Advertiser: Agency

Reference: J12113

Posted on: 2023-07-06 16:31:15

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