Eastbourne, East Sussex
£28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Enthum Foundation, a UK registered charity, is looking for a brilliant, experienced and motivated Lead Support Worker to join its dedicated team of at Enthum House, a 16+ supported residence for unaccompanied asylum seeking children, to help deliver a first-class service to young people with complex and diverse needs, from a variety of backgrounds. 

This position requires being a proactive, resilient and flexible team worker with excellent communication skills and a great capacity to complete written records and paper work on time. Lone working, with occasional evening and weekend shifts, as part of a rota schedule and the ability to safeguard and inspire young people is essential. 

Experience of working with asylum seeking children or refugees, as well as coming from a trauma-informed therapeutic background, is ideal but not a necessity.

Responsible for Safeguarding and working closely with the House Manager to support the teams across 2 houses; lead on team meetings and work towards supervising staff members. A keen eye for detail is required to oversee and sign off paperwork, reports and risk assessments. 

The post holder will demonstrate integrity and a strong philosophy of care including understanding attachment disorders.

We are looking for an inspired and committed new team member, who can take on the initiative and help ensure that Enthum House continues to achieve its mission, vision and values.

The Enthum Foundation offers 28 days annual leave pro rata, ongoing training opportunities and a 24 hour independent Employee Assistance Service. 

Purpose of role

Responsible for setting high standards of support working with clients affected by complex trauma across two homes. 

Assisting them to build on their emotional resilience and developing mental, physical and social well-being and life skills for independent living, supporting each young person with the opportunity to reach their individual potential.

Responsible for Safeguarding and working closely with the House Manager to support two teams across two houses; lead on team meetings and work towards supervising staff members. 

A keen eye for detail is required to oversee and sign off paperwork, reports and risk assessments. 

The post holder will demonstrate integrity and a strong philosophy of care working within a therapeutic residential environment, including understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attachment disorders.

The post includes the necessity to assist the House Manager and the development of staff who support the young people promoting the highest standard of service delivery possible.

Working in a multi-disciplinary and diverse environment, the post holder will liaise effectively with the management, representing Enthum House in a positive and professional light with all current and potential clients, stakeholders, and partners.

Candidates must have at least one of the following:

·       A Level 3 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services or working towards Level 3. 

or equivalent.

·       A relevant NVQ at Level 3, such as health and social care (adults) or health and social care (children and young people) or working towards Level 3.

or equivalent.

More about Enthum Foundation
About
Enthum Foundation

Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable “home” environment for unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors whe... Read more

Refreshed on: 31 January 2021
Closed date: 12 February 2021
Job ref: LSW
Tags: Admin, Support Worker

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.