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Support Worker (14+ Team)

Location
Agile Working / Family Resource Centre, Beaufort Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 5LH
Reference
BG08172
Salary
Grade 6 (£26,511 - £30,451 per annum) 29 hours & 36 minutes per week (4 days)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Date
31/10/2022
Job Type
External

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated support worker to join our 14+ Team.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to work with young people as part of a varied team consisting of social workers, support workers, mediation officers and leaving care personal advisors. With longstanding team members, there is opportunity to learn from the experiences of the team who are committed to delivering the highest quality service to the young people and families of Blaenau Gwent.

We recognise the need for staff support when working with young people who may have specific support needs and, as such, the successful appointees will benefit from training and development opportunities, monthly formal supervision sessions (more frequently if required), group supervision sessions and access to psychological consultations for psychologically informed advice and practice guidance. We recognise the importance of peer support and the stability of the team has enabled the development of a strong team ethic which is to work together to effectively problem solve, motivate and encourage each other.

The 14+ team office has recently been repurposed to create indoor and outdoor space which promotes group work and independent living skills development. We want to offer a safe space to young people to learn new skills and for all 14+ staff to be involved in providing unique and creative ways of engaging young people to promote their wellbeing and safety.

There are exciting opportunities available to the team which enables and encourages creativity in how we can meet the needs of our older children who are looked after and our care leavers through use of the St David’s Day grant. This has, in recent years, included the opportunity for staff to plan and facilitate activities for our young people inclusive of a residential trip.

If you are passionate about young people, promoting their voice and delivering a service which is focused on outcomes and strengths, then this will be a rewarding and exciting opportunity for you.

If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity, please contact the Team Manager, Beth Thomas, on 01495 355520. We look forward to receiving your application.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date: 21/10/2021

Interview Date 29/10/2021           

 

Job Description Download
JD_Support_Worker_14_Team_BG08172.pdf
Closing Date
21/10/2021

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