Youth Outreach Worker (Leaving Care) – Pontypool / RCT
Your new company
This organisation supports and nurtures 15 – 19-year-olds within a transitional service, who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. This means they focus on emotional behaviour disorder support, as well as some young people who may have autism/ADHD tendencies. These young people are being supported by your new organisation to leave care and live a more independent and brighter future, without the need for adults’ services in future, and to do this they already encourage semi-independence.
They fully understand the need for early intervention within a young person’s life to ensure they have the best possible chance at an independent future and the hopes they can go back with their families or live in the community as a confident young adult. Not every day is the same, so adaptability and use of initiative is key within this type of service. The young people also appreciate consistency, so seeing the same, confident, and passionate support workers on a regular basis is a proven factor in how much they improve within themselves.
Anything this organisation can do to support their young people, they will, and likeminded support staff play a very important role in this. If this sounds like you – please click ‘APPLY’.
Your new role
To provide outstanding care to young people while applying their individual care plans
Engage in fulfilling activities which may include going out into the community and wider areas
Liaising with families and support workers to ensure the best possible independent care plans are provided and carried out
Encouraging independence and individuality
Proactive approach to education and activity to improve key skills and self-confidence.
Ensure clear communication with individuals via a range of methods and inspire them to carry out any tasks.
Engage in individual’s transitioning periods by nurturing them to become a functioning member of wider society
To make and maintain accurate records of activities and tasks carried out, including any incidents that may occur
Carry out general housekeeping duties
Apply safeguarding and protection to vulnerable individuals and ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone you support
Comply with GDPR and Health and Safety regulations
You will be required to travel between transitional services to offer your support around the RCT areas, and on rare occasions Bridgend and Swansea.
Day shifts are 8:30am – 4:30pm or 9am – 5pm
Night shifts are 8pm – 6am
What you’ll need to succeed
Driving Licence – essential
Experience within the care sector is desirable
QCF/ NVQ L3 in Children and Young People or Health & Social Care is a bonus (or equivalent)
Resilience, self-motivation and the enthusiasm to engage with active young people
Excellent communication skills
Ability to navigate a challenging situation
DBS on the Update service is a bonus for swifter onboarding
What you’ll get in return
Rewarding job role
Scope for career progression
Free DBS check
Dedicated recruitment agent to guide you through the process
Learning and Development
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.
If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
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