Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £20000 per annum
Permanent
Job description

Recruiting for a Support Worker x3 to join our Young People and Care Leavers in Milton Keynes!


GBP 20,000 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.


Milton Keynes Young Peoples Service is for people aged 16 - 21 with the capacity to support 58 customers at any one time. The service provides a high level of support to young people with a variety of complex support needs and backgrounds including being care leavers, looked after children, unaccompanied asylum seeking children's as well as those that have had previous placement or family breakdowns. The service is compiled of 5 properties, the largest capacity at one site being 16 units.


Job Overview:


Support Workers will 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.


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


Person Specification:

- Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
- Exudes a warm friendly presence 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
- 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 motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
- Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Essential:

1-year experience with Young people aged 16+

Bubbly personality

Engaging

Hits the ground running- wants to succeed. Need to have a personality and sense of humour to work with the young people.

Desirable-

Nvq2/3 social care

Degree

Youth studies.

Mental health awareness.


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

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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 21 January 2022
Job ref: REQ003271
Tags: Support Worker