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Floating Support Worker

Permanent  for JORDAN XAVIER LTD in Hounslow

Floating Support Worker

Jordan Xavier Ltd – Hounslow

Jordan Xavier is an established social care provider working in partnership with Councils to provide support to young people leaving care. Due to expansion, we are looking to recruit FLEXIBLE Floating Support Workers to work in Hounslow and surrounding areas.

The job purpose is to provide support to young individuals who need help, both emotionally and practically.

Key Responsibilities :•To support and develop the life skills of the young persons;•Manage accommodations, ensuring that health and safety requirements are met at all times;•To undertake household duties when required in order that a safe, clean and comfortable environment is maintained; •Monitor expenditure against budget provision for care/support;•To contribute in the planning, delivery and reviewing of care plans; •Provide monthly progress reports;•Respond to informal complaints made by or on behalf of service users;•To attend, as necessary, case conferences and child protection reviews of children/young people supported by the organisation.•Be able to commit to sleep-in shifts as required for 24 hour units.

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience:•Passion for helping people;•Previous experience in providing support;•The willingness to undertake job-related training as required;•Ability to work to clear objectives;•Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;•Ability to prioritise and organise work to set standards;•Ability to work as required to meet the needs of 24/7 service provision;

Other Requirements•Driving licence and access to a car;•Successful candidates are required to provide a DBS.

Desirable:

NVQ Level 3

Additional:Please note that we are recruiting experienced individuals who can provide support work and when required carry out sleep-in shifts (paid at a fixed rate). The individual must be flexible about the hours that they are able to work and be able to carry out shifts and where necessary cover at short notice.

Job added on 25-08-2014