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Support Worker
Young People | 1 N4 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7537 | Posted: 20/04/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Support Worker to work in the Finsbury Park area. The service is a semi-independent, 10-bed high support service for young people between 16 - 21 years old. The service provides housing support for young people.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis covering early (8AM - 3:30PM), mid (11AM - 8PM) and late shifts (3PM -10:30PM). There is a requirement to work one weekend a month either on an early or late shift depending on the rota. Cover is required for approximately 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, totalling £13.12 inclusive of holiday pay.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 4 clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans. The Support Plans created will inform ongoing casework which promotes independence and prepares young people for eventual move on to independent accommodation
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young people are paramount to service delivery
- Support young people to identify opportunities for move-on and to make appropriate referrals
- To work with young people to identify activities that they would like to take part in, to prepare them for independence and move through
- To support young people that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements
- Work with young people to maximise benefit entitlements and secure project income through the collection of rents and service charges

To apply for this role candidates must have;
- A demonstrable aptitude for working with at-risk young adults in a residential setting and ability to demonstrate through practice how 'Every Child Matters' relates to the young people living in our accommodation
- An understanding and experience of applying effective ways of working with this client group, in particular young people with mental health & attachment needs including emerging personality disorder & significant self-harm
- Experience of working in a recovery focused way and good understanding of the principles and how that can be related to risk & needs assessment, planning, goal setting and reviewing with young people
- Experience of working with young people to develop life skills and support their involvement in meaningful activity
- An understanding of welfare benefits for under 21's, rents and service charges
- An ability and willingness to work a rota that may include early starts & late finishes that will also covers weekdays, weekends & bank holidays

Candidates must confirm their interest by Wednesday 28th April, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 3rd May and the role expected to start on Monday 17th May.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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