Support Worker, Brighton & Hove

Location
Brighton, East Sussex
Salary
£21,752 per annum
Posted
09 Aug 2018
Closes
29 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP

Support Worker
Brighton & Hove
37.5 hours per week
Permanent Contract
£21,753 per annum

We are recruiting a Support Worker to work alongside our wider housing team to support with the day-to-day operation of our residential accommodation project for young people aged sixteen to twenty-five. 

The role includes delivering one to one sessions and groups work sessions to assist residents to develop personally and socially in order that they grow in confidence and move towards independence.

You will carry a case load of young people and to engage them in effective support planning, working towards tailored goals so they can work towards positive outcomes.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including training opportunities, 5.4 weeks annual leave (plus bank holiday entitlement), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

You must have experience working with young people, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs, and be able to de-escalate volatile situations and to manage challenging behaviour appropriately.

You should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young people; and will be required to juggle tasks to ensure the safe running of the project and safeguarding of residents.

The role involves working on a rota pattern, which includes some evenings, and one shift every other weekend. There are no sleep-in shifts.

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29th August at 9am

Interviews date: To be confirmed

 

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or email recruitment@ymcadlg.org or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.