Tower Hamlets, London
Up to £21944 per annum
Permanent
Job description

Recruiting Support Workers to join our Young Peoples service in Tower Hamlets!


£21,944 per annum, 40 hours per week plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.


Mile End Young People Services in Tower Hamlets consists of four accommodation-based services plus visiting and floating support. Jeremiah House is a standalone scheme for nine young people leaving care. Mile End Road service has 16 units which provides a first stage response for young people with a range of complex needs. Both buildings offer 24/7 support to customers. Whilst Whitehorse Lane and Brokesley Street are designed for a lower level service. Powesland Court offers 3 units of self-contained accommodation as a further step down. We also support up to 30 young people within the community in their own homes within our floating support service.


Job Overview:


Support Workers provide support to customers to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs of the customers of the service. They will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.

This role is working full time 40 hours per week on shift pattern basis and include sleep-ins.


Key Responsibilities:


- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers
- Working proactively with other members of the team to handle the service caseload and administrative responsibilities
- Supporting key customers to set personalised goals in the form of a Support Plan
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Proactively manage risk and safety both in and outside of their physical living environment
- Providing support with daily living activities, including practical assistance where skills are not yet developed, to ensure that customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation
- Proactive development of links with local statutory and voluntary organisations to provide a range of engagement opportunities for customers in the community
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Empowering customers to ensure they receive the service and benefits they are entitled to
- Encouraging and enabling tenants to pay their rent and ensure that rent accounts are managed effectively
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all time and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures
- Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Day to day instruction/ supervision of Assistant Support Workers/domestic staff/Personal Support Assistants where appropriate
- 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:


- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Approachable 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
- Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
- Flexible
- Open to feedback and self development
- 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 essentially customer-focused
- Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviours


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


Essential:


- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience in the social care/charity sector


Desirable:


- Experience working with young people


Interviews will be taking place week commencing 16th December 2019.


Please note that we have the right to close any vacancy before the advertised closing date if we have received a high number of applications.


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.

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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 November 2019
Closed date: 03 December 2019
Job ref: REQ001481
Tags: Support Worker