Support Worker and Waking Night Support Workers

Recruiter
Elysian Field
Location
Coventry, West Midlands
Salary
£7.00 - £10.00/annum £9.00 per hour
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker and Waking Night Support Workers

Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £9.00 per hour.
Contracts available: Full time, day and waking nights shift patterns available. Waking nights work a rolling rota of four shifts on and four days off, the shifts are 10 hours 22.00 - 08.00 therefore working 40 hours per week.

Elysian Field Ltd is a rapidly growing Accommodation Services provider, specialising in providing accommodation and support services to young people, including assessment units and Residential Children`s Homes. Elysian Field provide accommodation and support services for a wide cross section of young people aged between 16 to 24 years, some whom have newly arrived in the UK and are seeking asylum (UASC) or have refugee status. We require Support Workers who have experience in support of such young people, hold a non-judgemental attitude and have a good knowledge of cultural sensitivities, equality and diversity.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly committed, focused and dedicated individual to join a rapidly expanding company with a very bright future. We invest heavily in people, and have a track record of supporting staff through external training programs to enable them to achieve their goals. We are a very friendly group who operate a relaxed yet highly professional, focused and committed attitude to work. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will report to one of our Senior Support Workers, with a dotted line to our Senior Manager.

The homes you will be working in are predominantly across Coventry but we are expanding across the West Midlands, willingness to travel is essential.

You will be working mainly within our supported houses but could also cover some individual flats.

We are looking for dynamic, and committed individual(s) with a minimum of 12 months experience in housing, social care or youth work and experience of successfully working with young people with complex and diverse needs.

The role

• You will work as part of a team that provides support and advocacy to young people meeting their educational, social, religious, dietary and personal development needs.
• You will provide practical support to young people living in Elysian Field accommodation in the areas of independent living skills and towards building realistic expectations of independent life.
• You will be required to provide a responsive, effective, high quality support service to all of our young people in our supported houses.
• You will prepare young people for managing tenancies and for long-term independence, supporting young people in successful move-on from Elysian Field accommodation and helping achieve positive outcomes.
• You will be required to motivate and assist our service users to access education, employment, training and voluntary work experience.
• You will be required to support service users in their journey to independence. You will undertake one-to-one support work.
• You will ensure the properties are kept clean and tidy and contribute towards cleaning and health and safety duties.
• You will be required to maintain strong working relationships with relevant specialist support agencies, including but not limited to Legal and Health Services
• You will be required to present and record legible accurate and concise information for reports and support plans within specified deadlines.
• The post holder will be required to represent EFL professionally to a wide range of audiences including statutory services and is expected at all times to conduct themselves in a manner which is consistent with the aims and purposes of Elysian Field Limited

EFL takes a proactive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children and young people and are seeking workers with experience in managing risks and challenging behaviour. Applicants will need to demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding practice.

We operate 24/7, therefore expect a flexible approach to working. We operate a 24-hour emergency duty system and the role involves responding occasionally to emergency situations on a rota basis.

Essential

You must have at least 1 years` experience of working directly with young people in a supporting role.

You must have some experience of working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges posed by these young people. Candidates should have knowledge of

Trafficking, CSE, and Care Leavers, Housing and Homelessness, Mental health and other related issues.

You must have achieved a level 3 in Health and Social Care or an equivalent or working towards one

You must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car as this is an essential car user`s role.

You must be eligible to work in the UK

Any employment offers made will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and 2 professional references.

If you are interested in applying for this role please submit your CV with an accompanying letter explaining why you think you might be the best candidate.

Keywords: Support Worker, Social Care, Care Worker, Residential Support, Young People, Children, Adult Care, Adults with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Support, Autism