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5xs Senior Support Worker

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?

LCS are looking for committed and enthusiastic Senior Support Workers to work in the South (please see below). Our vision is to make a positive and lasting difference to young people who have been in care and are moving towards independence. We provide young people with accommodation/housing, as well as support them to move towards independent living and educational achievements.

- 1 x Bushey      - 1 x Colindale        - 1 x Ilford

- 1 x Harrow      - 1 x Hatfield        

Department
Support
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Salary
20,000 per annum (Depending on shift patterns worked and additional responsibilities, this has the potential to increase)
Geographical Location
South / South East
Office
London
Position Reference
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Closing Date
23-08-2018
Ref No
2273
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Role Details

LCS are looking for committed and enthusiastic Senior Support Workers to work in the South (please see below). Our vision is to make a positive and lasting difference to young people who have been in care and are moving towards independence. We provide young people with accommodation/housing, as well as support them to move towards independent living and educational achievements.

- 1 x Bushey      - 1 x Colindale        - 1 x Ilford

- 1 x Harrow      - 1 x Hatfield  

As a Senior Support Worker your role involves engaging, motivating and encouraging young people placed in their individual flat or shared house.

Young people cared for by LCS Partnerships are vulnerable and you are responsible for ensuring that the home in which you are working provides a safe, welcoming and healthy environment for the young person living there.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

- Offer practical support and guidance to young people in line with their individual care plan to enable them to develop skills needed to live independently and to achieve in their education

- Maintain positive working relationships with young people, staff and professionals by communicating effectively at all times.

- Support a young person in Education, Employment and Training, who is working towards an accredited learning qualification, by evidencing work completed and submitting this to the relevant instructor.

- Keep clear records and report appropriately to your Patch Manager. Recording effective information is vital when working and supporting young people to achieve their goals.

- Maintain appropriate links in the community – e.g., educational provisions, sport centre, youth clubs.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE:

- Experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable.

- Flexibility in their availability as the roles involve shift work – sleep-in nights, evenings and weekends

- NVQ 2 Health & Social Care (desirable)

- Be willing to travel so a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is required

WHAT WE OFFER:

- On-the-Job Accredited Training

- Mileage Allowance

- Company Pension

- Child Care Vouchers

- Bike to Work Scheme

- Occupational Health Service

This is a full time, 12 month fixed term position and comes with an attractive salary of £20,000 per annum. Depending on shift patterns worked and additional responsibilities, this has the potential to increase.

LCS Partnerships is an Equal Opportunities employer. We have also been awarded Double Tick status by the Jobcentre plus.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.  We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies.  

Please also note that on clicking “apply” you will receive a return email asking you to fill out our application form online, and it is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.

Group Companies:

Core Assets FCA Core Assets Childrens Services FCA Scotland Fostering People Grenfell Support Service