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Children's Care and Support Worker Job
Full time
Northampton
Salary: £Negotiable + Excellent Benefits

Supported Living Worker

The main purpose of this role is to be a positive role model is working with care leavers between the ages 16-18 within a semi-independent living unit and providing outreach support where needed. Being a positive role model, you will support and guide them in making the correct choices to develop emotionally and socially in all aspects of their day to day living. Some of our young people will display challenging and emotional behaviour so building relationships is essential to enable you to support them effectively in line with their pathway plan.

With guidance and support you will aid there transition into independence and furnish them with the knowledge and skills to live independently

This will include day to day tasks such as improving their budgeting, health, education employment or training housing needs and general independent tasks

We run on a shift pattern of one on and two off with 16 hour shifts with 8 hours sleep. You will be doing approximately 10 shifts per month and some of this will be lone working Good communication skills is essential as you can also be lone working

Duties Include

  • Supporting and empowering the young people in performing daily tasks independently in line with their pathway plan
  • To maintain written records and accounts in line with company policy
    • To ensure Risk assessment’s& Missing from care protocols are followed to ensure safety of young people
    • Supporting young people emotionally to develop confidence and self esteem
    • To act as a positive role model to young people, to be encouraging, supportive, listening, guiding, clear in communication, honest and open
    • To be part of a team as appropriate flexible rota system and be involved in the decision-making, planning involved with each support package
    • To have good communication and professional understanding of partnership working
    • To maintain good communication with external agencies e.g. Social Workers, Personal advisors, colleges and local authorities’
    • To shift plan accordingly and to be able to work alongside others and use your own initiative when lone working
    • To seek advice from managers if there are concerns about a young person’s safety or welfare.
    • To attend staff meetings, supervision and training as required.
    • To attend review/planning/disruption meetings where necessary
    • Any other reasonable duties as may be required and directed by your manager or senior staff.To respond to emergencies which may arise in a professional manner and in line with policy and procedure
    • To source local information around leisure and recreational activities, education and employment

      To seek external support and resources depend ending on needs of the young person

      To support their housing and benefit needs Post 18 in line with their pathway plan


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