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Support Worker
Young People | 1 N4 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD7840 | Posted: 29/11/2021

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 rolling rota, covering early (8AM - 4PM), mid (11AM - 8PM or 12PM - 8PM) and late (3PM - 11PM) shifts. Please note, there is a requirement to work two weekends out of every four. Cover is required for 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, with £1.41 holiday pay, totalling £13.12 per hour.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of young people and undertake regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive needs and risk assessments
- Ensure day to day shift cover is effectively provided to support the aims of the project
- Assess referrals to the project to ensure the criteria is met and suitable young people are accepted
- Support young people to identify opportunities for move-on to appropriate PRS, Hostel, shared or self contained accommodation and make appropriate referrals
- To support young people to work towards gaining greater independence and support them into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young person are paramount to service delivery

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with at-risk young people in a residential setting
- Experience of applying effective ways of working with young people, particularly in relation to mental health & attachment needs including emerging personality disorder & significant self harm
- Experience of holding a caseload, working in a recovery focussed way and completing needs and risk assessments
- Experience of working with young people to develop life skills and support their involvement in meaningful activity
- Experience working in an environment where young people may present with difficult and challenging behaviours
- Knowledge of welfare benefits for under 21's, rents and service charges

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start in January 2022.

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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