Residential Children’s Support Worker

Recruiter
Jobpaths4u
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£8.08 - £9.20 Per hour
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking for a long term rewarding career?

We have an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and motivated individual who is flexible and has a desire to make a difference to help young people develop skills to support  and fulfil their life’s ambitions. My client offers an excellent training programme with development and support, excellent rates of pay and attractive benefits including discounted gym memberships and high street retailers, free meals whilst at work and a company pension scheme.
    
Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Attending young people’s meetings and contributing to them
•    Driving company vehicles 
•    Receiving training appropriate to role and maintaining an up to date training profile
•    Taking responsibility for a small number of young people and ensuring that their needs are fully met
•    Establishing relationships which young people perceive to be positive, warm and rewarding
•    Providing advice, assistance and support on a 1:1 basis to enable young people to address past and present difficulties
•    Providing emotional support at times of difficulty or stress
•    Being ambitious for young people, helping them achieve their goals and optimise their potential
•    Providing support for young people in their education and extra-curricular activities
•    Keeping accurate records and providing written reports on young people for planning meetings, reviews or any other meetings as directed by the line manager
•    Empowering young people and facilitating their active involvement in the decision making about their lives and future
•    Acting as an advocate at meetings where the young person is the subject of discussion
•    Encouraging the young person to develop links with the community, attend off-site activities and expand their personal social network

Minimum requirements:

•    Aged 21 or over 
•    Full driving licence with access to own transport
•    Able to work on a shift pattern which includes sleep-ins

Desirable

•    NVQ Level 3 Children & Young People 
•    Experience of working within a residential environment 
•    Experience of working with young people that have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties 

Closing date:  ASAP

Interview: To be arranged as soon as possible 

Contact: Neha Donohoe at Job paths 4 U

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