Hays Social Care are recruiting for a Permanent Senior Youth Support Worker to work with a client in Oxford
Your new company
Hays Social Care are working with a client who are one of Ofsted’s top 10 private and voluntary children’s homes providers who are passionate about what they do. They strive for excellence in the care they provide, ensuring the children and young people are ready for the next stages of life. They currently provide a home to over 100 children, in 27 locations across the country and are a provider of choice for local authorities.
Your new role
In your new role you will be required to supervise Youth Support Workers and cascade information so that disadvantaged young people are cared for, guided and incentivised appropriately in line with the relevant legislative, regulative and standards against inspection framework requirements. You will also need to coach, support and develop Youth Support Workers ensuring their performance and potential is maximised. You will be responsible to produce, maintain and distribute house paperwork to ensure relevant information is recorded accurately and is available.
Whilst supervising the team you will be demonstrating to the young people the value of education, care and development so that they improve behaviour, by being a positive role model. In doing this you will help to Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and instructions. You will also be responsible to define structures and boundaries of behaviour to young people, acting as a positive role model, so they understand behaviour expected.
You’ll also be required to Control and analyse the young people’s behaviour to avoid incidents and maximise positive behaviours, create and produce activities to occupy and develop young people in order that they gain skills and education on an informed basis. You will also be confident in providing basic advice and skills to young people on managing their finances and other everyday life skills.
What you’ll need to succeed
We are looking for individuals who have the passion and drive to want to improve the lives of the children and young people, have the desire to learn and develop new skills and most importantly be resilient and a positive influence to the children providing them with a warm and nurturing home environment.
To succeed in this role, you will need to be confident in working with children/young adults and must have a minimum of 12 months residential experience. You will also hold a QCF Level 3 qualification or equivalent in Residential Childcare and being able to drive is a must.
What you’ll get in return
28 days annual leave Auto enrollment pension scheme Life assurance Shopping, cinema and holiday discounts Quality training and personal development throughout your career funded by the organisation Regular pay reviews and salary increases based on probation and length of service
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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