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Family Support Worker

Zoek Pin Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 3 days ago

Family Support Worker
Location: Furness LA14 1RU, Cumbria
Salary: £ per hour plus excellent benefits
Contract: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 16 - 20 hours per week
Are you looking for a new challenge or a change of career? If so, this new job opportunity with Oaklea in Furness may be for you?
About Us:
At Oaklea we work in partnership with the individuals we support (our customers). We strive to support people within the framework of the seven keys to Citizenship; Love, Freedom, Life, Purpose, Help, Money and Home.
Every employee wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Oaklea, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and advocate.
You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.
In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.
Oaklea’s Children and Young People team seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society. It aims to build resilience and character and gives young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve.
This approach is at the heart of all our work. It offers young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, increase their confidence, develop inter-personal skills and think through the consequences of their actions. This leads to better informed choices, changes in activity and improved outcomes for young people.
We aim to offer support at every stage of a young person’s life, particularly those with additional needs, anxiety and depression, learning and/or physical disabilities or those disengaged.
Family Support Worker - About the Role:
We are looking to recruit three new staff members to support the growing team, this includes two employees to work on bespoke individual support with two families.
One new employee will support a 6 year old male with significant complex health needs. Working alongside parents Monday – Friday (term time) to assist with personal care/morning routine before school. The new employee would be expected to work alongside nursing staff on a Saturday.
Another individual will support a 14 year old female who is recovering from a recent long term stay in hospital.
Your role would include:
* Supporting young people in various settings bespoke to the family’s needs
* Supporting young people transitioning into adulthood
* Supporting young people to access and to be a part of their local communities
* Supporting young people with their personal development, goals and aspirations
The post will require flexibility as times of working will vary and will include afternoons and weekend support. Car driver is essential.
Family Support Worker - What We Need from You:
The post will require flexibility as times of working will vary and will include afternoons and weekend support, A Car driver is essential.
You do not need to have experience, but it is essential that you share our values. As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.
An Enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Oaklea, T&Cs apply)
Family Support Worker - We Are Offering:
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
* 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with long service.
* Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
* Private Health Care scheme funded by Oaklea.
* Smart phone to assist you in your job
* Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
* Award scheme and recognition at every 5 years
* Access to foundation and bespoke training and development
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding role then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for. We’re looking for an enthusiastic team member who will encourage and empower our customers to have fun, make friends and to learn and develop as an individual as well as being a part of the local community.
Click on ‘APPLY’ today forwarding a recent copy of your CV and cover letter for consideration in the first instance.
Closing Date: 17th June 2021
No agencies please

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