Enthum Foundation, a UK registered charity, is looking for a brilliant, experienced and motivated Support Worker to join its dedicated and growing team 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.
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
To work with the Enthum Team to provide day to day support, care and safeguarding for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children aged 16+ living in Enthum House.
Assisting young people to build on their emotional resilience and develop mental, physical and social well-being and life skills for independent living, supporting each young person with the opportunity to reach their individual potential.
To support young people to build on their inherent resilience and the reconciliation of their trauma by developing mental, emotional, physical and social well-being and life skills for independent living.
To be proactive in enabling young people to recognise risks and develop strategies for keeping themselves safe within their communities and UK society.
To offer young people the opportunity to recognise their individual potential and support their talents and educational aspirations whilst ensuring that their best interests and choices for their futures are upheld and protected during their asylum claim process.
To achieve the highest service delivery standards in assessment, monitoring and evaluation processes.
This job role will operate on a shift basis and will include rotas, lone and evening and weekend working.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.