Transition Support Worker

Young Epilepsy
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Transition Support Worker

£25,905 per annum (plus London Weighting)
37 hours per week
Fixed-term (Children in Need funded three year project)
Home based with travel London-wide

Young Epilepsy is the leading national charity working exclusively to improve the lives of children and young people with epilepsy and associated conditions, and is based on a beautiful campus in Lingfield, Surrey, providing world class services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work across London, taking responsibility for providing support to young people with epilepsy, through a combination of group and 1:1 activities.

You will work sensitively with these young people to support their needs and develop goals, whilst also supporting their families with the challenges that the condition presents. Your role will also involve delivering awareness training to other service providers such as schools and local authorities, and bringing young people together for regular group activities.

Educated to degree level or Level 4 in Youth Work, Health & Social Care or another related subject, you will have extensive experience of working with young people. A track record of developing materials and delivering group work activities is a must, and you will have knowledge of up-to-date social media communication. You should have strong people skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with others, as well as the confidence to deal with challenging situations.

We offer an attractive range of benefits including generous annual leave, occupational pension scheme, subsidised dining room, gym membership options (on and off-site) and Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide benefits.

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website.

Closing date: 26 April 2017.

Where a high number of applications are received, the post will be closed and a limit put on the number of applications. If you do not hear anything within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).