Islington, London
Up to £22360 per annum + benefits
Job description

Recruiting a Support Worker to join our Young Peoples service based in Islington!

GBP 22,360 per annum, 40 hours per week, 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Islington YP Assessment Centre is a 24/7 accommodation based service. The service provides support for up to 12 young people. Customers are expected to stay no longer than 16 weeks at any time and all will be referred by Islington Council. During their stay at the service customers will be assessed for a suitable move on based on their needs and independent living skills. The customers are mostly young people who are care leavers, homeless, on remand or under probation. We work closely with Islington Social Services to link customers in with local courses and support.

Job Overview:

To manage a caseload of 2-3 young people, aged 16-21, from a range of backgrounds including care leavers, young offenders and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
The role involves both supporting young people to develop their independent living skills whilst they are staying at the Assessment Centre and working with the young people to identify suitable move on options based on their needs.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support planning
- Facilitating activities and workshops
- Attending appointments such as GP, bank court
- Creating budgeting plans
- Managing conflict
- Health and safety checks
- Carrying out assessments
- Keywork sessions

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:

- Non-judgemental, respectful and person centred in approach
- Ability to maintain boundaries
- Ability to be a positive role model
- Ability to engage with and form positive relationships
- Ability to convey empathy and warmth to Young People
- Desire to continue professional development

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.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2020. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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: 04 February 2021
Closed date: 04 March 2021
Job ref: REQ002439
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker