Job Description

"The complex Care Leaver Outreach Support Worker will: • Support young people who have left care who may present with issues where they require additional support. • Support Care Leavers aged 18-24 years old • Provide assessment and support to young people who are looking to transition from residential care or foster care and/or who are identified as needing a high level of support to either maintain accommodation or work towards independence. • Provide support for young people, participating in the assessment of their needs and the implementation of plans for their future • Provide assessment and support care leavers who may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless • To provide support in emergency and crisis situations. Main Activities & Responsibilities: The Complex Care Support Worker will be responsible for:- • Creating and participating in tailored outreach support packages, in crisis and within planned intervention to promote independence and meet the needs of Care Leavers. • To support accommodation stability and prevent eviction from accommodation. • To ensure that work commissioned has clearly identified targets, outcomes and the measures to quality assure work undertaken. • Forming relationships with young people and families, which will facilitate the support and assessment process, encouraging them to participate fully in opportunities to enable their development. • Support planned work individually and in groups to support young people who are experiencing a range of complex difficulties. • To support young people in pursuing appropriate education, training and employment to promote their social inclusion, monitoring their participation • Work closely with housing and other relevant professionals • Liaising with relatives, other significant people and outside agencies. • Liaise with colleagues within Children’s Services, Adult and Community Services and professionals within external agencies, as agreed within plans for young people and in the development of services. • Intensive and Independence support, and sleeping in duties, some of which may be in a crisis. • Keep written records, assessments and produce reports as requested in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. • Participating and contributing in the formal assessment, planning and review process, providing oral and written contributions and reports where appropriate. • Keeping abreast of developments in theory and practice in relation to social care and related areas. • Being familiar with Departmental policies and procedures. • Attending and taking an active part in relevant team and professional meetings. • To participate in duty response system for referrals, advice and support • Participating in staff development and training programmes. • Delivery of training, support and care to young people, placement providers and other relevant professionals/agencies. • To prepare for and participate in regular supervision and annual appraisal in accordance with Worcestershire Children First procedures • Being fully aware of racial, cultural and religious issues and anti-oppressive practice. • Ensure that young people are as fully involved as possible in decisions which affect them individually. • Actively promoting the role of the service. • Maintain confidentiality. • Be responsible for handling designated amounts of petty cash, receipting monies as appropriate and conducting such transactions in accordance with financial regulations. • Be able to work with and support young people across the county • Be responsible and accountable for efficient mobile and flexible working across the county."

You must have:

  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 3 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**