Children's Support Worker

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: AB051020_1601896435
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-10-05
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-04
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care have a fantastic opportunity for a Childrens Support Worker.

The purpose of the role is to co-ordinate a team response and provide support to children with a range of complex and challenging needs to enable them to have choice and control of their lives.

Main Responsibilites

  • To engage effectively with young people and to demonstrate a positive attitude and acceptance towards them.
  • To provide an outreach service to help, guide and assist young people in developing the skills needed to move into permanent and independent accommodation.
  • To act as an adult role model for young people, including in the fostering of mutual respect.
  • To act as an advocate for young people providing advice, guidance and support as appropriate.
  • To foster a young person's integration into the community.
  • To develop a young person's independence and to empower them to take control of their lives in particular with respect to training, education and employment.
  • To help a young person understand and manage their budget, including the payment of utility bills and TV licence.
  • To help a young person manage their accommodation, their relations with neighbours as well as the potential problem of loneliness, boredom and insecurity.
  • To implement fully the care package a young person is entitled to as set out within the service provision brochure.
  • To demonstrate appropriate initiative and autonomy with respect to time management in work undertaken with young people.
  • On a day to day basis, to balance competing priorities and manage the issues surrounding young people using a practical, common sense approach.
  • To be responsible for checking the accuracy of information in the young person's file, and for ensuring that relevant paperwork is present and up to date at all times.
  • To submit weekly/monthly reports on time and in the agreed format.
  • To complete end of placement reports within four weeks of the young person leaving
  • To liaise with the housing team regarding the transportation of the young person's belongings to and from the property, including the start and end of a young person's programme.
  • To purchase furniture and white goods (when required), and essential items for a young person before the young person moves into a property and to arrange any necessary transport of these goods and items.
  • To be responsible for overseeing the young person's maintenance of a standard of domestic hygiene in the property that is commensurate with agreed.
  • To advise young people on fire safety procedures.
  • To complete weekly health and safety sheets.
  • To be responsible for the logging of maintenance issues in the agreed manner and for alerting the property team of any emergency property work.
  • To attend periodic appointments for the inspection of properties with a managing agent as instructed by the property team.
  • To liaise between social services and the property team with respect to the council tax status of a young person.
  • To have in their possession during working hours a set of keys for all the properties that the outreach worker is responsible for and to ensure that the relevant young person has another copy.
  • Where appropriate, to liaise with representatives of outside agencies (social workers, support workers, Connexions, drugs workers, etc) in regard to the young person's needs.
  • To attend weekly staff meetings.
  • To attend regular supervisions with a designated manager.
  • To participate in on call duties in accordance with the rota.
  • To participate in training and other professional development if and when required.
  • To be responsible for the accuracy of petty cash returns and, where agreed, mileage allowance sheets and for submitting these to the office staff at the designated time.
  • To phone the office at the earliest opportunity when unable to work- normally, within half an hour of the start of the working day.
  • To inform the office of any changes of address, bank details and any other relevant information held by the office.
  • To present to the office copies of DBS checks, business insurance, and qualifications.
  • To be aware of, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the team by taking part in team duties, organisational and administrative duties as required.
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