Supply Senior Social Care Officers – PKC07858
£15.81 per hour
Wellbank House, Perth
An excellent opportunity is available to be part of a night shift working pattern based at Wellbank House.
This post will be an integral part of the Wellbank team who try to make a positive difference to young people’s lives who need a little extra support in their lives. The team support young people aged 16-24 moving into adulthood toward greater independence.
Our young people face difficult challenges which require you to have understanding and commitment to working with complex needs and life challenges relating to homelessness, leaving care, asylum seeking and just being a young person in the current climate.
You should have direct experience in working with vulnerable or at risk young people, or, have transferable skills and knowledge about issues they may face and how you may help manage these within a team setting as well as autonomously.
The Team promote the welfare of young people who are seeking greater independence and provide a professional service to a range of young people and significant people in their lives. We need to have skills in assessing need, managing risk, making recommendations, have a flexible, realistic and patient approach in preparing young people for the next steps. You need to be kind, caring and compassionate, as well as the ability and confidence to manage difficult behaviours at times.
If you are able to make the commitments of the post, enjoy working with young people, have a good sense of humour, treat others with respect, empathy, are a good listener and have the ability to work in a professional context you could be perfect for the role.
You should have have experience of supporting children and young people in a residential setting or have clear understanding of the issues relating to working with young adults experiencing change. You should be able to evidence ability to communicate well with young people and professionals, and to work independently as well as part of a team.
You will be responsible to the Team Leader and Senior Practitioner for ensuring that work undertaken meets National Care Standards, SSSC registration requirements and in line with Children, Young People and Families Services and Housing Support Services Policy and Procedure.
You must have an HNC or equivalent that meets the registration requirements for a Senior Social Care Officer in Housing Support Services, and a willingness to work towards further training, Induction and SVQ Level 3 within timescales.
A knowledge of legislation in relation to supporting child and adult protection, homelessness or Care Experienced young people is particularly desirable.
If you require any more information abut these posts, please contact Debbie Kane on 01738 459792 or email [email protected]
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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