Breaking a pattern of abuse can be difficult. But as Freya will tell you, it's worth it. My name is Freya Silver It wasn't always. I've had many names because of my life choices and because of the life choices of others. I'm 31 years old and by now have experienced...
Young Persons Night Support Worker
The ideal Young Persons Night Support Worker will have an understanding of the needs and issues of homeless, vulnerable young people. Knowledge of Homelessness legislation, and welfare benefits/welfare reform. Knowledge of Safeguarding for Children and Adults and Domestic Abuse. WELCOME BONUS OF £175 PRO RATA PAYABLE TO ANYONE THAT STARTS WITH US ON OR BEFORE 31ST DECEMBER 2021
£22,790.00 pro rota
The ideal Young Persons Night Support Worker will:
• An understanding of the needs and issues of homeless, vulnerable young people.
• Knowledge of Homelessness legislation, and welfare benefits/welfare reform
• Knowledge of Safeguarding for Children and Adults and Domestic Abuse.
• Experience of problem solving and handling difficult situations, using initiative.
• Experience of risk management, needs led assessment and support planning
• Knowledge of diversity and inclusion
• Skilled at IT including excel, power point, publisher, word, face book and other forms of social media.
• Able to work evenings, weekends, sleeping nights, waking nights and able to change hours if required. Prepared to work across other services in the cluster if required
• Able to stay on in an emergency.
• I work with young people to build a trusting relationship based on an equal and reciprocal relationships in which we recognize and build on each others skills and strengths.
• I work with young people to help them participate in an agreed life skills programme, which will provide them with the living skills you need to live independently.
• I liaise with any statutory or voluntary agency that enable young people to reach goals of living independently and personal development, where appropriate.
• I listen to the wishes of young people and be guided by them on how they wish to develop themselves and the service.
• I will act as an advocate, or enable young people to self-advocate, in the resolution of problems that have negative impacts on the stability of their housing.
• I liaise with other agencies and individuals as appropriate, on behalf of young people to ensure a co-ordinated approach in the support for each person.
• I help young people to understand and manage a tenancy or occupancy agreement.
• I will agree with young people how to manage risk, within the boundaries of the YOU standards, Health and Safety, Fire procedures.
• I will take appropriate action in emergencies including the calling of emergency services ensuring risks are managed and all incident reports are completed.
• I will ensure cleaning and security duties are carried out in accordance with instructions, priorities and service standards.
• I complete CAADA DASH RIC (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse. Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment Risk Indicator Checklist) every time Domestic Abuse is identified in line with Dorset Domestic Abuse Strategy.
• Someone who helps me get into work and helps me to read and write.
• Someone friendly and approachable to help me.
• Someone who can give me information and advice and can do the job properly knowing what they are talking about.
• Someone who is supportive and listens to what I say.
• Someone who is caring.
• I will be person centered at all times and ensure empowerment is at the heart of everything I do.
• I will act with integrity, be trustworthy and treat people with dignity and respect.
• I will strive for excellence in all I do.
• I am enthusiastic, can do and always think how I can achieve the things that are asked of me.
• I am innovative in my approach to working with young people.
YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.
If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:
- Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time, including a higher mileage rate for car sharing
- Enhanced annual leave entitlements, with the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
- Matched pension scheme contributions, plus Death in Service Benefit and salary sacrifice options
- Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
- Excellent and professionally certified training, as well as access to fully-funded apprenticeship programmes
- Real opportunities to develop in your profession
- Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme
- Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day
- Access to discounts across lots of your favourite stores and online shopping sites, as well as discounted bus travel on the First bus network
- A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility
- The chance to work with amazing people