Young Peoples Support Worker
Salary: £8.45 to £8.72 hour
Based in: Salisbury
Posted On: 3rd October 2017
Additional Package Info: Mileage 40p per mile. 10% allowance between 11pm & 7am
Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?
Alabare Christian Care & Support are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.
Alabare are recruiting for a Young Peoples Support Worker to work 37.5 hours per week with young people leaving care based in Salisbury. This post requires flexibility and includes sleepovers which are paid at a rate of £38.00 per night. Hours to include some evening, bank holidays and weekend work.
All applicants are required to be a car driver with access to a reliable motor vehicle and Business Insurance.
Hourly rate £8.35ph, rising to £8.72ph after successful probation review. 10% enhancement is paid for unsociable waking hours from 11pm to 7am.
Closing Date Friday 20th October 2017
This is a great opportunity to join our enthusiastic team!
For this role, you will be required to provide support and advice around accommodation, basic life skills, welfare benefits, health and personal issues: all allowing service users to work towards independent living.
Main responsibilities include:
- Work as part of a team, being responsible to your Line Manager for the well-being of service users.
- Provide service users with practical assistance, advice, advocacy and support, in order that they might develop their skills for adulthood and independent living.
- To hold regular innovative activities, by enabling a user led approach to managing the project.
- To be proactive in building positive relationship with service users. To help create a “User led” project.
- To work in accordance with the objectives of the organisation, its policy and procedures at all times.
- To work with service users, to carry out assessments using Outcome Star Tool, to develop their support needs, plans, and risk assessments.
- Work as a key worker for individual residents, following an agreed support plan. To implement and monitor support plans.
- To proactively work with all service users to ensure they are made aware of and understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to the scheme.
- Work with the service user to develop practical skill development, such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, housework, laundry, health and hygiene etc. as detailed in the support plan.
- Assist with proactive prevention work with service users, who may be in danger of placement breakdown.
- To be actively involved with statutory and voluntary agencies, colleges, day services, training providers and employers to assist service users as appropriate.
- Encourage and support service users in experiencing social and leisure activities and in taking part in their local community.
- Assist service users in having the opportunity to voice their views and be involved in the management of service delivery.
- Maintain service user confidentiality within the policies and procedures laid down for the service.
- Ensure service users are treated with respect and their dignity is maintained at all times.
- To maintain appropriate professional boundaries at all times.
- Maintain all necessary records in accordance with service policy.
- Maintain administrative records and chronology on Harmonia (Data system), recording appropriate factual information accurately.
- Maintain timesheets, expense records and mileage logs in accordance with policies and procedures.
- Ensure confidentiality in relation to all service user documentation.
- Assist the service users with their finances in line with their own personal plan and company policy.
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- Experience of working with vulnerable young people;
- Experience of working unsupervised and on your own initiative;
- Ability to form and maintain professional working relationships with a range of individuals;
- Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including ability to write reports;
- Experience of forming and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
- Competent IT skills;
- Experience and knowledge of key working systems;
- Experience of involving service users in improving services;
- Ability to record information accurately, objectively and within prescribed timescales;
- To be able to cover on a flexible rota to include evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays, waking nights and sleep-ins;
- Be flexible and able to move within houses as necessary;
- Hold current driving licence and have access to reliable car.
About Our Company:
We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently. All money raised helps to support our valuable work.
Winners of Investors in People Award and also accredited as a Living Wage, Two Ticks and Mindful Employer.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.
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