Youth Support worker
Youth support Worker.
Anytime Care 2020 is a fast-growing organisation, supplying healthcare staff to various healthcare settings.
The company has grown from strength to strength. Due to our success we are rapidly expanding and are now recruiting for Support workers in a semi-independent unit, for young people in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Are you a passionate and nurturing Support Worker?
If yes, Anytime Care 2020 has opportunities to discuss with you.
Anytime Care 2020 are recruiting for the post of youth support worker – to deliver support to Young People aged 16 to 18 year old living within semi-independent placements.
As an Anytime Care 2020 Support Worker, you will be required to support and deliver sessions that will promote the life skills of young people and support their transition into adulthood.
All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and 2 references, including most recent employer obtained and participate in comprehensive induction training.
This will be a challenging yet rewarding role where you will need to work under pressure and develop great relationships.
Candidates should have:
- QCF Young Persons Workforce level 3 or Health and Social Care level 3 or be willing to start this course with this job
- To have a flexible work approach and to work shifts and to undertake duties in the evenings, weekends and sleep ins as and when required (based on monthly rotas)
- Experience within Social Care and youth work is compulsory
- Must have sound knowledge and understanding of current regulations
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Have authority, confidence and experience dealing with 16 to 18 year olds who may have challenging behavior.
- Understanding the rota compiled by manager and ensuring all shifts are covered
- Helping the young people with key life skills coaching such as paying bills, cleaning, cooking, shopping and budgeting, time management etc.
- Monitoring care packages for looked after young people.
- Updating residential core assessments, pathway plans and other competent reports as necessary.
- Direct work with young people and their families as part of the family support work to assess risks, strengths and viability of living in the community.
- Ensure Unit is considered as outstanding/good in the eyes of Local Authorities
- Day to day running of the home ensuring it is kept clean and tidy
- Liaison with a number of complex agencies on behalf of young people, including Border control, Immigration, youth justice, mental health services, housing, education and police among others. Only in the event that this is required outside normal working hours and the manager isn’t available.
- Attended team meetings.
- Maintain up-to-date both manual and electronic records and databases.
- Significantly improve the quality of numerous young people's lives by implementing quality care packages, full assessments, and planned move on packages.
Skills and Abilities Required
- Direct work with young people who are looked after, at risk or in challenging circumstances
- Working with young people and achieving positive outcomes
- To have worked in a team
- Report writing and keeping clear up to date concise records
- Good I.T skills and can use word and excel and email efficiently and aware of online safety
- To work alone and as part of a team
- Manage your own time effectively ensuring each young person on your case load has the allocated time spent with them
- An ability to form, develop and sustain relationships with young people
- To be able to record work effectively and appropriately
- Ability to work in partnership and communicate with a wide range of organisations
- To participate in Supervision, further training and developing the Service
- To be positive and enthusiastic to enable young people to reach their potential
- Be committed to Equal Opportunities
- The ability to monitor, plan and work to deadlines
You’ll need at least 2 full years experience in the care sector with references.
You could get this in a number of ways like:
- working or volunteering at a youth club
- paid or voluntary work in a care home, nursery or relevant charity
- working in semi-independent unit (most preferable)
- NVQ III in Health and Social Care, Certificate/Degree/HND Youth Work, Any other qualifications directed to work with Young People or willing to start the course with this job.
- Safeguarding certificate, but you would also be required to do Safeguarding Level 1 and 2 as mandatory training before taking up the post.
- Basic First Aid Certificate
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