Youth Worker (Residential Children’s Homes)

£20807 to £24738 per year

Youth Worker – Start ASAP – Full-time (40 hours per week) – Hove, East Sussex, UK.

Our Client is a fantastic, forward-thinking & ambitious therapeutic service for children. They manage a set of residential children’s homes for young people aged 5-16 who are in receipt of an EHCP because they experience a range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties or other associated difficulties. In some cases, trauma, neglect & abuse are the main factors contributing to the young peoples requirements.

Our Client is looking for Youth Workers who will:
Have a desire to make a difference and a passion to support children and young people to achieve their dreams.
Like to have fun and enjoy the company of children and young people.
Be enthusiastic, committed and motivated to work as part of a dedicated team.
Be resilient & understanding of underlying social & emotional issues.

Responsibilities include:
Working and supporting children and young people to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
Direct practical interactions with children and young people including activities, cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
Planning and coordination of activities.
Working to a high standard in line with OFSTED inspection framework requirements.
Engage in planning, implementation and delivery of care plans.
Working in partnership with other agencies.
Report writing and attending reviews as required.

You must be comfortable working with:
Complex social, emotional & mental health needs.
Verbal abuse.

You must have:
An understanding of how your behaviour can impact young people.
Initiative to observe, learn & act.

Contract Type: Permanent immediately.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week. 5x 8 hour shifts per week (0730-1530 & 1430-2230). Weekend work & sleep-ins are required. Sleep-ins are paid at £65 per sleep-in.
Salary: £20,807 to £24,738 per annum

Experience is not essential. The children’s homes are committed to the development of our staff team and offer continual professional development including the opportunity to undertake Level 3 Diploma Working with Children and Young People, as well as basic training to work safely and effectively in the homes. There are incredible progression opportunities with the natural progression to become a Therapeutic Carer after 6 months (by demonstrating work undertaken).

Do you:
Want to make a real difference to young people’s lives?
Have a professional and caring approach?
Easily build positive relationships with young people?

If so, apply today to find out more!

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