Ealing, London
Up to £24000 per annum
Job description

Recruiting a Specialist Support Worker to join our Young Peoples Services in Acton!

£24,000 per annum, 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Horn Lane and Minster House is a specialist semi-independent living (SIL) service for young people in and leaving care aged 16-21 providing a mix of medium and high level of support to young people with a variety of complex needs. Horn Lane supports 14 young people and Minster House support 6 young people, who can be referred from any local authority. Both services are staffed 24/7 by a team of Support Workers and Night Support Workers.

Job Overview:

Specialist Support Workers are required to have either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post. Specialist Support Workers provide information, including social inclusion and vocational opportunities to support people to recover and stay well; exercise choice and control in their care and lives; and participate on an equal footing in the community. Support is also provided to develop a model of re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating the principles and practice of recovery, co-production and peer support.

This role requires working across two of our specialist semi-independent living (SIL) services in Acton. Also requires working on a four week rolling rota of 11am-7pm: Week 1 Monday to Friday; Week 2 Tuesday to Saturday; Week 3 Monday to Friday; Week 4 Tuesday to Saturday.

Key Responsibilities:

- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Facilitating group workshops in all aspects of mental & health wellbeing and dynamics
- Carrying out holistic assessments of new customers which incorporate relevant statutory referral information
- Conducting regular and specific key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve goals and aspirations
- Co-work with the allocated support worker to incorporate support needs into the customers support planning and on on-going assessment to enable customer to progress in their recovery
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Provide support and access to relevant services to enable customers to continue their recovery and informed decision making
- Undertake support work in partnership with external stakeholders to compliment their interventions
- Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes
- Demonstrate strong commitment to the functioning of the staff team and to support colleagues in providing a high level of service and safety to customers
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Adhering to lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies and local protocols are adhered to at all times e.g. fire risk assessments, fire alarm checks etc.
- Being responsible for the handover of key information between shifts
- Provide structured support and guidance to other front line staff in their area of expertise
- To lead activities and offer a range of appropriate therapeutic and recovery focused interactions
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures.
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- 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.

For more information or to apply please visit our website.

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Refreshed on: 05 June 2020
Closed date: 19 June 2020
Job ref: REQ001926
Tags: Support Worker