Senior Support Worker

South East London
£21500 - £23500/annum £1500 car allowance, mileage
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Support Worker - South East London

As a Senior Support Worker, you will working for an organisation that was set up to meet the demand for a provision of flexible accommodation and high quality support for care leavers and vulnerable young people.

You will assist your allocated young people in tasks that will enable them to live independantly. This support will involve advice, general help, and moral support, financial assistance (advice about bill payments etc) and working with young people on completion of education awards.

Responsibilities of Senior Support Worker:

+ Work with multi agencies to deliver holistic packages of support

+ Contribute to performance monitoring whilst ensuring excellent levels of communictaion

+ Provide key-worker sessions for young people as per their placement agreement

+ Structure key working sessions to ensure young person is assisted in accessing local resources

+ Assist young people in gaining and learning essential life skills

+ Follow safeguarding procedures and child protection policies at all times

+ Maintain and keep accurate petty cash record and spreadsheet - submit monthly

+ Keep accurate and etailed diaries of all contact with each young person and professional

+ Complete Outcomes Star reports which are sent to placing workers

+ Attend meetings such as child protection conferencesa, review meetings, in order to meet the young persons needs

+ After probation - complete on-call duties

Experience of Senior Support Worker

+ Experience of Youth Support Work or with children

Uk driving license is essential - there is lots of travel in this role

+ Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding policies

+ Confident in a lone-working position

+ Ability to iunderstand the needs of young people through assessment and planning

In return you will receive the following package:

+ £21-23.5k pa

+ £1200 car allowance pa

+ 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

+ Bi-annual bonus (company and personal performance dependant)

+ Your birthday off!

If this is of interest, please contact Stephanie on (Apply online only) or

Please note, this role is subject to the following criteria being met:

Suitably experienced / qualified - evidence of qualifications required

Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office

Satisfactory second interview (shadowing working alongside staff and interview by young person)

Satisfactory References at least 2 professional references and 1 character reference

Full clean driving licence

Satisfactory enhanced DBS (Formerly CRB) Disclosure