Tower Hamlets, London
Up to £22928 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting for s Specialist Support Workers to join our Young Peoples Service in Tower Hamlets!

GBP 22,928 per annum, 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension Scheme, staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Campbell Road Young Peoples Service provides support to over 55 young people in Tower Hamlets with accommodation across 6 sites, dependent on the support needs of the individual. They may have a number of challenging and complex needs including Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Gang Affiliation, Female Genital Mutilation, Sexual Exploitation and Learning Disabilities. The service works alongside Statutory Agencies to provide a holistic support package for our customers.

Job Overview:

Specialist Support Workers within Look Ahead are required to have either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post. You will hold a caseload of 5-6 customers in crisis with a view to stabilising their situations. Support Workers will then help customers to maximise their skills and choices and work towards independent living. Specialist Support Workers provide information, 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.
We are looking for a candidate that is resilient and able to confidently mange a complex caseload. In addition they would provide support and training to the team and management support to the Contract Manager and Team leader to ensure a smooth running of the service.

Key Responsibilities:

- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Carrying out holistic assessments of new customers which incorporate relevant statutory referral information
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Create support plans for providing appropriate services based on on-going assessment and reflecting the services and resources available 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 empower customers to self-manage their medication regimes through individual re-enablement programmes 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 groups and activities - offering a range of appropriate therapeutic and recovery focused interactions and activities
- 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.

More about Look Ahead Care and Support
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: 03 July 2020
Closed date: 31 July 2020
Job ref: REQ001930
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker