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Support Worker

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Support Worker

Permanent Role
Location - Brighton
Salary - £20,800 To £22,880

About us:
This semi -independent projects are for care leavers, who do not possess the ability to live independently and require 24/7 staff`s support. The focus of our service delivery is to help and support our clients to develop their independent living skills whilst in transition towards adulthood and being able to manage their own tenancy in the community effectively.
Thus this service is obliged to ensure its policies and procedures aim at safeguarding the service users.

We have recently opened a new home in Brighton and require a Support Worker to provide support (both physically and emotionally) to service users living in the project.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping young people achieve outcomes and be committed to delivering a high-quality service. You will be experienced in working in a semi-independent provision, assisting service users aged 16-21 in developing their independent living skills. You must also be comfortable "lone working" and have a calm and resilient nature.

Key Responsibilities include:

" To provide intensive support (both practical and emotional) to young people living in the Project.
" To act as a positive influence on clients encouraging responsible behaviour and self-reliance
" To support people in a way that maximises their self-sufficiency and enables them to live independently in their own homes.
" To act as a resource co-ordinator and advocate in order that clients can make informed choices about how they live in the local community.
" To communicate effectively with all professionals involved with the care of the young people in the home
" To write weekly/monthly reports, updating social workers about the young person`s activities for the week/month

Essential skills/experience:

"NVQ Level 3 - Health and Social Care for Children and Young People`s workforce OR equivalent (Please note Health and Social care with ADULTS is NOT acceptable)
" Good written and spoken English
" Clear DBS
" Two references (one must be from the most recent employment in care) ?
" Have the right to work in the UK
" Have at least 2 years` experience working in a semi-independent setting
" Able to use initiative
" Able to multi task and priorities
" A passion for working with young people

Desirable skills/experience:

" Additional relevant qualifications (safeguarding/CSE/mental health awareness etc)
" Good team player
" Therapeutic qualification or training

Benefits:
" Flexible working hours
" Pension
" Training offered every month
" Opportunities to progress through the organization


If you feel you`re suitable for the role or just have a general enquiry, then please send your up to date CV to Orion at BS Social Care: or contact me directly on 0208 918 1420.

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