Support Worker - Birmingham

Recruiter
St Basil's
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£19,370 per annum
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time

JOB TITLE: SUPPORT WORKER - BIRMINGHAM

REPORTS TO: SUPPORT MANAGER

HOURS: (FULL TIME) 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

SALARY: SCALE 5, POINT 22-25, £19,370 - £21,244, PER ANNUM, PRO RATA

BASED FROM: ST BASILS, PROJECT - BIRMINGHAM

CLOSING DATE: TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST 2017

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

We are seeking an experinced support worker to provide support to young people at risk of homelessness to enable them to develop their skills, confidence and opportunities and helping them make a successful transition to adulthood. The successful candidate will also assist young people to achieve their support plan goals by helping them with life skills or other support needs.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL

  • NVQ 3 (Care, Advice and Guidance or other relevant/equivalent qualification).
  • Experience of working with young people in any of the following settings: Youth Work, Residential or Social Work, Probation/Criminal justice, Community Work, Education and Training, Housing or Support Work.
  • Knowledge of welfare rights, resources etc.
  • Experience of supervising volunteers or students.
  • Ability to assist young people in improving their life skills through designing and implementing life and social skills programmes in individual and group work settings.
  • Experience of carrying out risk and needs assessments to develop support and risk management plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group using appropriate media.

Please note: CVs and Handwritten Application Forms are not accepted

St Basils is committed to a policy of ensuring equality of opportunity in employment for all, and to taking action to avoid discrimination.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.