278 Specialist support worker jobs

Don’t miss out on a job again!

Get job alerts for this search sent straight to your inbox

You haven't selected any filters. To create a tailored job alert, select your filters first.
Email address

Oh no!

{{ alertCtrl.errorMsg }}

By clicking 'Create alert' you agree to the Terms and Conditions applicable to our service and acknowledge that your personal data will be used in accordance with our Privacy and Cookie Policy and you will receive emails and communications about jobs and career related topics.

All done!

You will now get the latest from this search sent to your inbox.

Check your email inbox in order to verify your job alert

{{ alertCtrl.errorMsg }}

Sign in or register to manage your job alerts.

Register

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Hertfordshire
Up to £19510 per annum
Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Newham, London
Up to £22360 per annum
RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity
Tidworth, Wiltshire
£26,000 - £27,500 per year
An exciting and challenging role supporting vulnerable Ex-Forces personnel in sustainable and meaningful employment.
Thames Reach
Greater London
£26,544 ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Bracknell, Berkshire
Up to £19845 per annum + benefits
Page 1 of 19
Tower Hamlets, London
Up to £22928 per annum
Permanent
Job description

Recruiting for a Specialist Support Worker to join our Young People and Care Leavers Service in Tower Hamlets!

GBP £22,928 per annum, 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, Staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Job Overview:
Campbell Road Young Peoples service in Tower Hamlets provides support and housing to 55 young people that are either leaving care or affected by youth homelessness.

Specialist Support Workers within Look Ahead are required to have either an extra dimension of experience or a higher qualification level as determined relevant for the particular post. You will hold a caseload of 5-6 customers in crisis with a view to stabilising their situations. Support Workers will then help customers to maximise their skills and choices and work towards independent living. Specialist Support Workers provide information, social inclusion and vocational opportunities to support people to recover and stay well; exercise choice and control in their care and lives; and participate on an equal footing in the community. Support is also provided to develop a model of re-enablement towards self-advocacy, self-management and empowerment, incorporating the principles and practice of recovery, co-production and peer support.


We are looking for a candidate that is resilient and able to confidently mange a complex caseload. In addition they would provide support and training to the team and management support to the Contract Manager and Team leader to ensure a smooth running of the service.


Key Responsibilities:
- Building supportive, trusting relationships with customers and creating a positive atmosphere
- Carrying out holistic assessments of new customers which incorporate relevant statutory referral information
- Conducting regular key work sessions that are innovative and engaging in order to achieve Support Plan goals
- Create support plans for providing appropriate services based on on-going assessment and reflecting the services and resources available to enable customer to progress in their recovery
- Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks associated with customers within an attitude of 'positive risk taking'
- Provide support and access to relevant services to enable customers to continue their recovery and empower customers to self-manage their medication regimes through individual re-enablement programmes and informed decision making
- Undertake support work in partnership with external stakeholders to compliment their interventions
- Developing productive relationships with partner organisations to improve service outcomes
- Demonstrate strong commitment to the functioning of the staff team and to support colleagues in providing a high level of service and safety to customers
- Involving customers in the design, development and delivery of the service
- Adhering to lone working protocols and maintaining high levels of awareness in relation to the health and safety of yourself and colleagues
- Ensuring Look Ahead Health and Safety policies and local protocols are adhered to at all times e.g. fire risk assessments, fire alarm checks etc.
- Being responsible for the handover of key information between shifts
- Provide structured support and guidance to other front line staff in their area of expertise
- To lead groups and activities - offering a range of appropriate therapeutic and recovery focused interactions and activities
- Adhering to all other Look Ahead's policies and procedures. Engaging in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills
- Undertaking any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as assigned by the Team Leader/ Manager


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


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Essential:
- NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent with some or equivalent sector work experience

Desirable:
- Experience working with Young People

For the full job description, please visit the Look Ahead website.

Check commute
Starting Address
Destination
Mode of transport
More about Look Ahead Care and Support
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: 26 January 2021
Closing date: 23 February 2021
Job ref: REQ002423
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
You have hidden this job: