Ealing, London
Up to £22356 per annum + 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes+
Job description

Recruiting for a Support Worker (Full Time/Part Time) to join our Service!
GBP 22,356 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.
Job Overview:
Support Workers to provide support to customers who are in the care sector and are in the process of gaining independent skills to be able to move on and live independently.
To help the customers to develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs of the customers of the service.
Support Workers 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.
Key Responsibilities:

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.
-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
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
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience in the social care/charity sector or proactively working towards the NVQ
- Experience working with young people in supported services
- Experience working with Care Leavers
More about 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: 08 November 2021
Closed date: 06 December 2021
Job ref: REQ003120
Tags: Support Worker