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Young Persons Support Worker

£14 - £14.50 per hour

Job description

Young Persons Support Worker

Winsford, Cheshire

Temporary ongoing

Full and part time hours available

Our client

Morgan Hunt is delighted to be working with a national charity who have recently opened a brand-new service in Winsford, Cheshire. We are looking for several staff for this service on a temporary basis for at least 3 months whilst permanent recruitment takes place. We can offer full time hours with a mixture of shift patterns available dependent on candidate's availability including day shifts and afternoon / sleep shifts. Due to the nature of the role, we are looking for candidates that are flexible as weekend work will be required.

The service

The service supports 16 - 18-year-olds who are leaving care. Each Young Person is placed within a trainer flat, with staff on hand 24 hours a day for additional support. Young people are encouraged and supported to develop their independent living skills with the aim of becoming tenancy ready.

The role - Young Persons Support Worker

  • Supporting 5 young people in their own flats to become tenancy ready.
  • Supporting with things like independent living skills, education, training or employment, budgeting, cooking, attending appointments, and managing finances.
  • Providing practical and emotional support to young people.
  • Supporting young people to develop their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Signposting to external organisations for additional support as and when required.
  • Liaising with other professionals to ensure each young person is supported in the best way possible.
  • Health and safety / building management.
  • Keeping accurate records around young people's progress.
  • Completing support plans and risk assessments and updating as required.

The candidate

  • Experience of supporting vulnerable people in a similar setting.
  • Experience of working within children's residential services / youth work would be advantages.
  • The ability to use initiative and manage challenging behaviours as lone working will be required for this role.
  • The ability to complete support plans and risk assessments.
  • A good level of IT literacy to keep accurate records of young people's progress.

As a Young Persons Support Worker, an Enhanced DBS is required which must be dated within the last 12 months or on the update service.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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