childrens support worker

childrens support worker

Are you driven to make a difference in the lives of teenagers? Have you ever provided support and direction in a residential setting? If yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a childrens support worker and join our dedicated team.

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Are you driven to make a difference in the lives of teenagers? Have you ever provided support and direction in a residential setting? If yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a childrens support worker and join our dedicated team.

About Us:

Prospero Health and Social Care are a lead staffing provider of comprehensive care services for teenagers facing various challenges.

Job Description:

As a Family Support Worker, you will play a critical role in guiding, advocating for, and providing emotional support to teenagers. Your primary role will be to foster positive interactions with the young person, support their personal growth, and facilitate both healthy communication and interpersonal skills. You will collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team to create individualized care plans and give comprehensive assistance in areas such as behaviour management, emotional well-being, education, and life skills with a holistic approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish trusting relationships with teenagers.
  • Provide individual and group support to teenagers, addressing their emotional, social, and behavioural needs.
  • Offer guidance and skill-building activities to enhance the teenagers’ life skills, self-esteem, and resilience.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of therapeutic interventions and behaviour management strategies.
  • Collaborate with external agencies, schools, and other professionals involved in the teenagers’ care.
  • Document and maintain accurate records of interactions, progress, and any significant incidents.

To apply for the role:

  • You must have proven experience working with teenagers in a residential or similar setting.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development, trauma-informed care, and evidence-based interventions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with teenagers and their families.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and engage in team-based decision-making with a holistic approach.
  • Exhibit empathy, patience, and resilience in managing challenging situations.
  • Show familiarity with relevant regulations, policies, and best practices in residential care.
  • Must have an Enhanced DBS registered on the update service or willing to process an Enhanced DBS through Prospero.
  • CV – MUST have dates for all employment and education.
  • Provide 5 years professional references.

If you are seeking a new and exciting opportunity and are motivated by the opportunity to positively impact the lives of teenagers, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position. For further information please submit your CV, or to discuss the role further please call Nina on 02033193619

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