Support Worker Young People
Do you enjoy working with young people and want to help prevent them from becoming homeless? This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting service working with young people, as a Support Worker.
Position: Support Worker - Young People
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London
Hours: Monday to Sunday 8-4, 9-5 or 12-8. Part-time 37.5 hours a week (a full-time week is 39 hours which is why this post is officially classed as part-time)
Salary: £21,395.40 pro-rata per annum after 1 year
Benefits: 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension, Competitive Salary, Employee Discounts, Generous Holiday, Great Working Environment, In House Training, Laptop, Progression Opportunities, Recognised Qualifications, Travel/Season Ticket Loans.
Closing Date: 30th December 2019. Interviews will take place as and when so this role may close earlier, so apply early to avoid disappointment.
The charity’s service provides housing related support and interventions to 46 service users with a range of issues living in 6 accommodation services across the Borough. The service is for young people aged 16-25 years with housing and support needs. These young people may be leaving local authority care, be homeless, threatened with homelessness or living in accommodation that is not meeting their identified needs. The service provides ‘step up’ or ‘step down’ from other supported accommodation, as appropriate.
Promoting independence and preventing dependency, institutional admission and homelessness, the service delivers a person centred approach enabling choice and control for each individual to realise their potential, increasing service users’ ability to manage their tenures, supporting access to training, education and employment. It also works closely with other providers of support to the individuals including other professional staff and family members.
As Support Worker, you will have:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with literacy and numeracy skills.
- Creative Problem-Solving skills including Conflict Resolution.
- Organisation and Planning skills to deliver multiple priorities to tight deadlines.
- Creativity in engaging residents to co-produce initiatives to engage individuals via activity and event planning.
- The ability to use a range of approaches to ensure effective person-centred support planning.
- The ability to maximise independence by motivating and supporting service users towards their goals.
- The ability to travel and work across the services when required.
- Working knowledge of Welfare Benefits.
- Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days’ holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
Work for an organisation that offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression. In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous, so if these values resonate with you, please apply.
About the Organisation
This vibrant charity has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. Their approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that they work with them as equals. Their expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and they believe this gives them a great deal to contribute.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Our client is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
You may also have experience in areas such as Support Work, Support Worker, Youth Worker, Youth Case Worker, Homeless.