Supporting young people (16/17 year olds) and providing person centered support, to leave care and move into a supported living environment which is safe and secure. This is a challenging yet highly rewarding job that requires a passionate and motivated individual who will focus on promoting independence.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Senior Support Worker to join the service that supports young people with complex needs. These young people may have difficulties managing the transition from adolescence to adulthood but it is believed that with the right support and excellent accommodation, these young people can not only meet, but exceed their expectations.
Whilst the role will be based out of one site; travelling between sites around Goucester will be required, so we are only able to consider applicants who have a driving licence and a car.
Salary: £22,750 – £24,750
Hours: 37 hours per week, including early morning/evenings and weekends
- Comprehensive training package including scheduled ongoing face-to-face training, Continuous Professional Development planning, and plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and support you in your career development.
- Social Activities.
- Pension scheme
- No two days are the same.
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
- Cost of DBS certificate covered
About the role:
You will be joining a well established team as a Senior Support Worker that has sites across Gloucester and Cheltenham. The role is offered on a full time basis, working 37 hours a week. These hours will predominantly be worked in office hours, however there will be a requirement to work unsociable hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, depending on the needs of the young people you will be supporting.
Duties of the role, in summary, include;
Keyworking with a small number of young people
Co-produce and implement individual support plans
Reviewing support plans
Provide emotional support
Assist with budgeting
Cooking - nutrition, support, recipes and ideas
Advocacy for the young people you work with
Support with developing social skills
Self identity and self esteem - boosting confidence
Key Skills Required:
- Experience as a Children’s Support Worker, or with Young People and NVQ/QCF Level 3 is essential
- You must be a car driver as you will be required to travel to other sites
- Must be flexible and willing to work shifts and weekends.
- Where required, participate in sleep-in rota across all delivery sites for which an additional payment will be made.
Can you deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care and really make a difference to the young people leaving care? If this sounds like your dream role, we would love to hear from you. Click ‘APPLY’ now and one of the Vetro team will be in touch.
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