Support Worker

Support Worker

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

LCS are looking for committed and enthusiastic Support Workers to work full time 35 hours plus 2 sleep ins per week with the opportunity to work additional hours. You will be working on a rota basis which may include evening and weekends. Flexibility in your availability is a must.

  salary £22,258 (including sleep in shifts)

Location – Eastbourne 

 Our vision is to make a positive and lasting difference to young people who have been in care and are moving towards independence. We provide young people with accommodation/housing, as well as support them to move towards independent living and educational achievements.

As a Support Worker your role involves engaging, motivating and encouraging young people placed in their individual flat or shared house.

Young people supported by LCS  are vulnerable and you are responsible for ensuring that the home in which you are working provides a safe, welcoming and healthy environment for the young person living there. 

Organisation
Leaving Care Solutions
Department
Support
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
22,258
Geographical Location
Eastbourne
Office
No Base
Position Reference
3190
Closing Date
17-12-2021
Ref No
3190

Role Details

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Offer practical support and guidance to young people in line with their individual care plan to enable them to develop skills needed to live independently and to achieve in their education
  • Maintain positive working relationships with young people, staff and professionals by communicating effectively at all times.
  • Support a young person in Education, Employment and Training, who is working towards an accredited learning qualification, by evidencing work completed and submitting this to the relevant instructor.
  • Maintain appropriate links in the community – e.g., educational provisions, sport centre, youth clubs.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE:

  • Flexibility in their availability as the roles involve shift work – sleep-in nights, evenings and weekends
  • Hold Residential Childcare/Families Practitioner Diploma/Children and Young People's Workforce/NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, or be willing to study towards this
  • Experience of working with attachment and trauma is desirable 
  • Experience of working with challenging behaviour and or mental health issues is desirable 
  • Have an understanding of the issues that face young people in care
  • Be willing to travel so a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable, although good public transport links are available in this area should you have no access to a vehicle
  • Computer experience to an intermediate level 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • On-the-Job Accredited Training
  • Opportunities to gain NVQ Qualification L3-L5
  • Access to accredited online courses/qualifications 
  • Regular Supervisions
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days’ Annual Leave 

LCS is an Equal Opportunities employer. We have also been awarded Double Tick status by the Jobcentre plus.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.  

Please also note that on clicking “apply” you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.

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