Outreach Worker - Frome

Frome, Bristol
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTWSC050520A_1588688582
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-05
  • Location: Frome, Bristol
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-04
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting Outreach Workers in Frome.

Main Duties

  • 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 accountable to managers for the time spent with a young person and for the actions taken in regard to a young person.
  • 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
  • On completion of end of placement reports, the leaving care grant applications should be given to young people and assistance completing them given where required.
  • To be responsible for setting up a property for a young person to the appropriate standard after handover from the property team and to set up a TV licence for a property.
  • 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 the agreed standards.
  • 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.
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