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Support Worker

Support Worker 38 Hours per week - Waltham Forest
Salary: £17,265.04
Job type: Fixed 38 Hours
Location: Waltham Forest E11
Open Date: 12th March 2019
Closing Date: 29th March 2019 (23.59)
Interview Date: Week Commencing 4th April 2019

The Waltham Forest Supported Living Team provides support and care to 29 people with Learning Disabilities.

The team is made up of 6 services which are all located in Leyton and Leytonstone.

We are now opening a seventh service for young people and recruiting for full time Support workers to work in our team.

The post comes with a possibility of also working across other services within the team and involves personal care duties, requires sleep in and involves lone working.

We are now looking for enthusiastic, creative and committed individuals to join the team working in our Young Peoples' Service, who are enthusiastic and committed to supporting them to look forward to a promising future.

Applicants for this role will have experience of supporting young people to address the issues that affect them, such as low self-esteem, getting into training and employment, youth offending, mental health issues and developing the life skills needed to live independently.

If you feel you can bring a fresh approach and a commitment to supporting young people to meet their full potential, then we want to hear from you.

This is a full time role of 38 hours per week, however we welcome part time applications also.

The salary is £17,265.04 per annum including Outer London Weighting for full time post and pro-rata for part time applications.

This role will involve working evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

You will be provided with comprehensive training and be supported every step of the way to develop your career with us.

We also offer

, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time applications)
, A contributory pension scheme
, A scheme that enables you to purchase additional annual leave
, A free life insurance.
, An occupational sick pay scheme
, A scheme that entitled you to tax breaks on childcare costs
, Access to Employee Assistance Scheme

Applicants for this role must possess the following:

, Have real enthusiasm for the job and a willingness to learn more
, Be a creative thinker and have the ability to find practical solutions to problems
, Will be a keyworker to the people we support and be able to work with their circle of support - such as Care management, relatives, professionals and other multidisciplinary agencies, in order to deliver the most appropriate service ensuring that holistic programmes of support are coordinated to an excellent standard.
, Must have a good standard of IT skills
, Must be able to use a lot of initiative, have good judgement and show commitment, as this is a lone working post
, Be able to support the young people using person centred specific approaches that offer an improved quality of life and provide consistent and reliable support.
, Ensuring each young person is consulted and empowered as the co-designer of their support plan
, Ability to provide care and support to young people in line with agreed support plans and risk assessments in place
, Ability to support young people in all aspects of their everyday lives, delivering practical, physical and emotional support
, Ability to promote choice, independence and self-determination.
, Supporting young people to maximise their benefit entitlement, budget effectively and adhere to their tenancy agreement

The Closing date for applications is Friday, 29th March 2019

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