Job Description - Support Worker
Responsible to: Support Team Manager
Location: Baca office, Loughborough, England. The role requires regular travel in Loughborough and Leicester. The role may also require travel to wider areas of the Midlands and the UK.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week with evening and weekend work.
Salary: £18,500 to £22000 per annum
To provide support and care to the young people who are newly arrived in the country, providing the foundations for them to rebuild their strength, dignity and grow their hope for their futures.
To partner with social workers and representatives from other agencies, for the benefit of the young people.
To be a key worker for a number of young people who are in the care of Baca, providing high quality holistic support for their transition to adulthood.
Playing an active role in developing knowledge and understanding in areas relevant to the role and especially in the areas of asylum and refugee law, trafficking, supporting separated children and the cultures of different nations relevant to Baca.
To work proactively and collaboratively to ensure all young people are safeguarded and taking the initiative in resolving any issues that may arise with young people.
To be a role model to all young people in Baca’s care, providing care and compassion without discrimination of age, race, colour or behavioural issues.
Support young people in developing essential life skills in line with the individual support plan to prepare them for independent living. Training young people in living skills such as washing, cleaning, cooking and safety food shopping and budgeting; proactively and intentionally in line with the Baca pyramid plan.
Support young people in developing their skills and interests in education, vocation or hobbies.
Be an active part of a diverse environment of staff and young people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Develop excellent working partnership with social workers, volunteers and other partners’ to provide a holistic development package for each young person enabling them to become independent.
Actively plan, prepare and participate in all meetings and events that are related to the support of the young people.
Develop and maintain excellent communication with all members of the team and all external partners and supporters.
Carry out all administrative work required as part of the role such as month end reports, support plans on time and in a consistent manner.
Play an active and supportive role within the organisation
Take ownership of files allocated, ensuring they are up to date and stored correctly.
Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to work undertaken and ensure all confidential material is stored according to Baca’s Confidentiality statement and Data Protection Policy.
Embrace the Vision and Values – Integrity, Wisdom, Grace, Compassion, Respect, Passion - of Baca and reflect this in working practice.
Treat all staff and young people fairly and without prejudice, in line with Baca’s Equality and Diversity policy and adhering to all Baca’s policies and procedures.
Be aware of the correct procedures for dealing with any suggested incidences of safeguarding concerns and to follow them, in line with Baca’s Child, Vulnerable Adult Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Please complete an application form which can be found on our website.
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