| Support Assistant
Young People | 1 E11 |£12.16 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7814 | Posted: 11/11/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Support Assistant to work in the Leyton area. The service provides supported accommodation to support young people with varying levels of needs, ranging from low, medium and high risk backgrounds. Issues include substance misuse, mental health, and offending.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a four week rolling rota, covering early (8AM - 3:30PM), mid (12:30PM - 8PM) and late (3PM - 10:30PM) shifts. Cover is required on an ongoing basis. The pay rate for this role is £10.85 per hour, with £1.31 holiday pay, totalling £12.16 per hour.
In this position, you will be expected to;
- Ensure day to day shift cover is effectively provided to support the aims of the project
- Engage with young people, accompanying them to significant appointments, building relationships and helping and encouraging them with homework.
- Motivate and coach the young people to attend appointments and engage in activities
- Assist the young people to develop life skills and promote increased independence such as helping with budgeting, benefits advice, food and nutrition, tenancy management tasks, completing forms and applications etc
- Support young people with the processes of moving into the scheme
- Accurately record information including recording all contacts with clients
- Assisting with the administration of referrals into the service
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with vulnerable young people and at-risk young adults in a residential setting
- Experience working in an environment where young people may present with difficult and challenging behaviours.
- The ability to learn & apply the principles of planned support and goal setting.
- The ability to be self motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
- The ability to coach someone to undertake a range of practical tasks relating to living independently including benefit advice and moving-on
- An ability to effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve quality of life for clients.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.