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Support Worker

Southampton, Hampshire
£27,000 to £28,995
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Job description As Support Worker you will deliver the highest standards of support, protection and support to Children and Young People by facilitating their physical and psychological needs. You will be responsible for: Supporting young people to achieve their potential by strengthening areas of weakness and developing areas of strength. Engaging them in various activities, supporting their education and ensuring that their rights are actively promoted Treating them as individuals while providing them with quality support in order to meet specific quality outcome. Assisting in the provision of a safe and homely environment which will encourage them to participate in activities and skills thereby promoting their independence. CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES To support young people to exercise and respect their responsibilities and rights as an active and valued member of the community To provide support to enable young people to maximise independence and control of their lives To facilitate social inclusion through access to social work, learning and leisure opportunities in the community To promote physical activity/ sports with the young people. To encourage development of individual interests and attitudes To promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each young person. To establish and maintain positive and trusting relationships with the young people that will promote their sense of security. To provide firm, consistent and fair boundaries in respect of their behaviour and employ appropriate and agreed sanctions. Ensure appropriate medical needs are met, in respect of Dental, GP appointments, illness and accidents. To promote the development of a healthy active lifestyle for the young people. To assist young people in the development and sustaining of positive social and family networks. To assist in the preparation of daily meals and promoting a healthy balanced diet To assist in the daily maintenance of the young person s home, ensuring the home is clean and well kept. To report any damage or repairs to your Project Manager. To encourage young people to engage in education/ work, and to support young people to actively seek employment/ training. To support the young people in transitions of support placements and risk management plans To ensure Support Plans are followed at all times when supporting young people. To report to the On Call Manager daily of your plans for the day, update them as events change and report all incidents. To ensure appropriate relationships with young people are maintained at all times, no contact can be made with young people outside of working hours. To ensure social media is not used during work time. Staff to ensure they maintain appropriate relationships with young people, staff cannot be friends with young people on any form of social media. Staff must not to put any information or pictures relating to young people on social media. TEAM PLAYER: To participate as part of the staff team to achieve agreed goals To input on the developing and reviewing of young people s Support Plans and Risk Management Plans. To work as a member of the team, ensuring the on-going support of young people is undertaken in accordance with the policies and procedures of Sportfit. To attend and contribute to staff meetings. To work closely and professionally with Support Workers, Social Worker, Specialists and other professional agencies. To develop and maintain appropriate relationships with families. To support less experienced members of staff as part of their Induction/ Shadowing period to Sportfit. To attend CLA, CIN reviews, YOT meetings and any other meetings that may take place in relation to young people. To undertake shifts on a rota basis and sleep in duties. To attend supervisions and make positive use of supervision time. ADMINISTRATION To undertake routine administration tasks and provide written reports To maintain the young person s file as required by Sportfit. To complete daily observation records, Key Sessions, Handovers, Incident reports and expense records. To undertake financial management and recording of day to day expenses in accordance to Sportfit policies and procedures. It is staff's responsibility to obtain receipts for each young person's expense and to ensure they submit them together with an expense form otherwise payroll shall deduct the discrepancy or any amount with missing receipts from their pay. To adopt to a safe working practice in accordance with Sportfit s working systems and policies. To complete expenses monthly to your Project Manager. To book annual leave 6 weeks in advance, using Rota Master To ensure you are kept up to date with Rota Master and inform management of your availability 6 weeks in advance. To ensure when using your own vehicle for work purposes, the office has an up-to-date copy of your business insurance and MOT certificate. INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE RESPONSIBILITIES To arrive promptly for the start of your duties. To dress appropriately for the role taking into account the Young People that we work with. Dress should be smart but can be casual. Attire should be practical and include sensible footwear. Support should be taken to avoid provocative and/or revealing clothing. To be familiar with and adhere to the Company policies and procedures To work with the Company s guidelines, seeking prompt guidance from managers/On-Call if unsure To have regarded at all times to the comfort, wellbeing and self-respect of all young people in our support. To encourage feelings of security and personal worth of those young people. To be conversant with and complete all necessary and relevant documentation throughout your shift. To carry out work with due regard to the health and safety of themselves, other team members, young people and the public. To observe health and safety requirements relevant to their duties. To be conversant with the young people s support/placement plans and risk management plans (lone working, individual and environmental) To ensure that the homes are secure and check for any fire, security or safety risks including windows, doors and electrical equipment. To obtain/give a handover before starting shift/leaving shift as to the current situation of young people, covering all events, issues and any follow up action that might be required. To report any accidents or incidents as appropriate. To safely support young people with medication as directed to those young people who require them and to document appropriately. To be conversant with fire (preventions) policy and procedures to follow in event of a fire. To ensure Service Users are fully supported to access services i.e Primary Support, G.P etc To report any maintenance issues immediately and monitor and follow up any maintenance issues. This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties to meet the needs of the services. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT To complete all Care Certificate knowledge training required within 3 months of employment with Sportfit and to be willing to work towards a Diploma. To identify and attend training requirements in line with Training policy. work through online modules as set by the Company while on shifts when you can. Minimum requirement is 1 per month To participate in monthly supervisions and annual appraisal in line with Sportfit policy. Actively seek to develop own learning To complete reflective accounts following all training To undertake qualification required for the role beyond the probation period - Apprenticeship Children and Young People Workforce Level 3
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  • Job Reference: 702843884-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Jobs to Careers
    Jobs to Careers
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £27,000 to £28,995
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent