Support Worker (Young People)

Recruiter
Location
Reading
Salary
Circa £16k per annum
Posted
12 Sep 2016
Closes
26 Sep 2016
Ref
00310047
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Support Worker (Young People) 

Our client is committed to providing high quality residential care, education and therapeutic services, which are user friendly and sensitive to the individual needs of the young people in their care and their placing Authorities. It is the responsibility of all staff to work to achieve this within their ethos of openness and equality of communication. Our client places great importance on the delivery of high quality childcare using a child centred approach which is essential when working with traumatized young people with attachment disorders. 

They have a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the young people and the employment of people. They expect all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work. 

Position: College Support Worker 
Location: Reading / Bracknell, Berkshire 
Salary: circa £16k per annum 
Hours: 37.5hrs per week, between 0800hrs to 1800hrs, Monday to Friday (term time only) 

ROLE: 
As a Support Worker, you will join a team offering college support for young adolescent males aged between 16 to 19 years who have a range of complex needs and can display challenging behaviour. 

Their aim is to ensure the physical, social, psychological and emotional care and development of the young people whilst in further education. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
a) Maintain safe, positive support to young people whilst in college in keeping with the aims and objectives of the organisation. Support young people in classroom setting to ensure young people maintain good standards of conduct and behaviour and actively participate in lessons. 
b) Emphasise to the young people and your colleagues the responsibility to speak out particularly against all forms of prejudice. Support the residential, educational and therapy staff teams in all aspects of our client’s operation. 
c) Provide transport for young people to ensure they arrive at college on time and are safely escorted home and maintain regular attendance. Maintain a regular system of recording in connection with each young person and provide daily reports detailing interactions with young people, other students, and tutors to the Further Education Co-ordinator. 
d) Write and maintain regular education placement plans and risk assessments for young people whilst at college. Support young people to keep their homework and course work up to date and work handed in within agreed timescales. Be involved in the implementation of Core Group / Placement Plans. 
e) Attend LAC Review Meetings, Core Group / Placement Plan Meetings, Planning Meetings when required. Provide a positive role model for colleagues and the young people and observe interactions between young people and other students to ensure there are no negative interactions. 
f) Participate in the general activities of our client and to use any personal skills you may have to maximise opportunity for each young person. Support young people within the local community including contact with employment agencies and sourcing work experience and work placements where necessary. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE: 
a) Candidates must have previous experience of working with young people who have emotional and behavioural disorders. 
b) Able to work flexible hours in response to the needs of the young people. 

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Young People, Children, Social Worker, Emotional Care, Challenging Behaviour, Voluntary Sector, College Support Worker, Community Services, Social Care, Behavioural Disorders, Education, Social Care Worker, Community Development etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.