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Male Support Worker – Sheffield

  • RoleSupport Worker, Youth Worker
  • LocationYorkshire & The Humber
  • Date PostedOctober 28, 2021

Specialism/Sector : Mental Health, Learning Difficulties

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Prospero Health and Social Care are looking for *male* support workers for our new bespoke client in Sheffield!

Role: Support Worker

Location: Sheffield

Shift Pattern: 5 on, 5 off (days and sleeps)

Salary: £9.50 – £130.00 (PAYE/Umbrella)

Service: Children/ Adolescent

They predominantly provide accommodation and support services to care leavers and young adults. The type of clients we accommodate, and support have varying needs and are not limited to but include:
· Challenging Behaviour
· Self-harm
· Mental Health Issues
· Drug and alcohol misuse
· Young people who are at risk of being exploited

As a Support Worker it is important that you feel you have the necessary skills to help our young people to remain safe and to achieve in the identified areas within their support plan. Candidates should possess all or some of the following skills / experience.
Essential Skills
· An interest in people and a commitment to helping others
· The ability to communicate clearly with clients and others involved in a young person’s care package
· Good listening skills
· An empathetic approach to others
· The ability to carry out practical duties and to support young to undertake these
· Good leadership skills
· Good problem-solving abilities
· An organised, efficient and flexible approach to life
· The ability to work independently and as part of a team
· A commitment to equal opportunities

Experience

Experience in support work is preferred but not essential, any experience working in a support capacity could include working as a care assistant (working in support of challenging behavious), working in a school for children with challenging behaviour or volunteering for a charity or community group which works with vulnerable people. Equally, experience and understanding of the role of a support worker working in support of young people may come from personal life experiences and challenges. The most important aspect to the role is your aptitude and approach in acting as a support mentor role to young people who have generally experienced a chaotic and traumatic life which has had a direct impact on their ability to keep themselves and others safe.
Career Progression

Along with the expectation that all support workers within the setting will complete mandatory training courses such as Safeguarding, Data Protection and Whistleblowing etc. There are also plenty of opportunities available to progress within the Support Services, although the availability of professional development courses can appear to be limited, the client always look to develop from within, identifying and supporting those that wish to progress within the social care sector to achieve in identified areas. Our client offers all support workers the chance to complete an NVQ / QCF level 3 or above in Health and Social Care in Children and Young People. AMJ will also help those that are interested and show the correct acumen to develop and progress to the role of senior support worker, area coordinator or a managerial position.
** Male requested by client due to need of service user**

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  • LocationYorkshire & The Humber
  • PositionMale Support Worker – Sheffield
  • Type of workChildren & Young, Health & Social Care, Social Care
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  • Duration/likely duration
  • Contract type (temp/perm/term to perm)half_term
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