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Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Bracknell, Berkshire
Up to £11907 per annum
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Up to £11907 per annum
Part-time
Job description

Recruiting for a Support Worker to join our Young People and Care Leavers in Berkshire!

GBP 11,907 working 24 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave (Pro-Rata), Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more. This is a 9 month Fixed Term Contract.

Rainforest Walk in Bracknell supports 20 young people with a variety of support needs including mental health needs, substance misuse needs, offending histories and vulnerability. The service's customers are aged between 16 and 25 and receive support for up to two years. Referrals come via the Young Persons Resource Panel.

Job Overview:

Support Workers enable people with particular needs to manage their tenancies and live independent lives of their choosing in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

- Build supportive, trusting relationships with tenants
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities
- Supporting tenants on your case load to set personalised goals in the form of Support Plans
- Conducting regular key work sessions with tenants on your case load that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Ensuring ongoing risk assessments are carried out and those risks are managed appropriately
- Providing support with tenancy sustainment including budgeting, benefits, daily living activities and emotional support. This may include practical assistance where skills are not yet developed
- Working in a multi-professional way to ensure holistic support package for tenants
- Establishing links with local statutory and voluntary organisations
- Supporting tenants to ensure they are in receipt of all the benefits they are entitled to
- Supporting tenants to manage their rent account, ensuring they have all the information needed to pay their rent
- Supporting tenants to set up utilities and pay their bills on time
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all times and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols
- Adhering to all Look Ahead's policies and procedures
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Day to day instruction or all Bank Support Worker and agency staff
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager


This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead


Person Specification:

- Exudes a warm friendly presence and open behaviour
- Prefers working as part of a group or team
- Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
- Flexible
- Open to feedback and self development
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
- Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
- Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
- Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


Essential:


- NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent with little or some previous relevant sector work experience

If your application for this role is unsuccessful, but we feel that you would be suitable for another role, we may contact you to discuss alternative opportunities. If this occurs you would not need to submit another application for the alternative role.


We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2020. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Look Ahead Care and Support

Look Ahead supports around 8,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra suppor... Read more

Posted on: 12 May 2021
Closing date: 09 June 2021
Job ref: REQ002613
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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