Outreach support worker

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£23,398 - £24,964 per annum
Posted
30 Jun 2017
Closes
19 Jul 2017
Job Ref
REC000081
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

37 Hours - Temporary / Fixed Term - 26/04/2018

Shift work which includes weekends and all Bank Holidays

We are seeking to appoint an Outreach Support Worker to support young people who are Looked After and are living in supported living accommodation. The Team will provide support to young people who are making transitions from family or residential placements or who are already living independently. The Outreach Team also provide support to children and families, to prevent placement or family breakdown and to enable successful reunifications.
The role requires working in partnership with relevant professionals and agencies, to ensure good outcomes and life chances for young people in Worcestershire. You will berequired to assess, plan and review the needs of young people in order to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and that support is in place to meet their current and future needs.
Within the role it is essential that you have experience of working with young people and the ability to develop positive relationships. You must have the ability to understand and work with young people, who have a range of social and emotional difficulties and who can present complex and challenging behaviours.
The role involves providing support in emergency and crisis situations to young people and their families across Worcestershire, which includes working evenings, weekends, shift work and all Bank Holidays. We are looking to appoint staff who are committed and skilled in working with young people and who can empower young people and families to develop positive change within their lives.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for Worcestershire who recognise the importance of supporting and developing the staff who deliver services for children and young people.
Group Interviews 24th July 2017; Panel Interviews 26th July; Safeguarding Interviews TBC (only those successful from panel will be offered this interview).