Potter Johnson Recruitment are pleased to be working together with a well established, family run children's and young adults service. Our client are a family run Social Care organisation providing support and accommodation to young people, with SEBD, across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Buckinghamshire.
Our client can offer a fantastic and intensive learning programme which will develop individual skills in sessions including Safeguarding, Attachment Theory, Reflective Practice, Motivational Interviewing and much more. Their qualified, multidisciplinary team of Social Workers, Teachers and Health Practitioners ensures every member of the team is supported with regular supervision and team meetings. In addition, they provide a comprehensive pension and financial advice service and the opportunity to develop and progress.
Due to expansion, our client are currently recruiting for Support Workers to join their supported housing projects based in Ipswich. This role will include lone and group working with young people aged 16 – 18. The support team deliver a personalised service to young people, delivering day to day interventions and building a positive relationship. Each member of the team is encouraged to be creative within their role and group reflective exercises within your team allow for continued personal development.
* To be responsible for managing the project whilst on shift, taking full responsibility for managing the establishment, (the resources and the fabric of the building) and, most importantly, the welfare of the young people.
* Promote the development of the young people
* Protect young people from threats to their health, welfare and normal development, both from inside and outside the home. Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies.
* Ensure that key stages in the stay of young people such as admission and discharge are properly managed and reflect decisions recorded in care plans
* Ensure that young people facing particular crises and stresses are offered appropriate additional support
* Ensure that young people are responsible for their own lives, involving them in planning their lives, supporting them and helping them towards taking greater control and responsibility
* As a support worker, participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of individual support plans and engaging young people in learning.
* Contribute to and complete risk assessment regarding clients when necessary.
* Support our clients with transport when required
* Use the community as a means of support and social learning for the young people
* Encourage, and where possible ensure, that the clients respect others in the community.
* Build positive relationships with community members, ensuring that the privacy of the clients is not effected.
* Develop and maintain good working relationships with family members where appropriate, social workers, school staff and other professionals with a concern for the young person’s needs.
* Ensure constructive and positive communication and negotiation with referring agencies regarding young people.
* Complete health and safety checks and cleaning tasks as set out within the projects daily plans.
* Complete training and subsequently administer medication in compliance to policy when required.
The hours are full time, 39 a week to also include 3 sleep ins a week. The hours are on a rota basis so you must be felixible and able to work unsocial hours.
NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or a similar subject is desirable, but not essential.
A full driving licence is desirable, but not essential.
If you have the right skills and experience and are interested in this role please submit your CV