Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to the lives of children and young people in need?
About the role
As an Outreach and Respite Support Worker, you will be responsible for the direct outreach and respite work with young people and their families. The position involves developing a supportive and positive relationship with the young person and their family to guide and support the use of behaviour management techniques and organise activities to promote self- esteem.
You will advise and guide young people displaying risk-taking behaviours, challenging behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, neglect issues and violence. We are looking for kind and compassionate people who can introduce and encourage families to set boundaries and develop the strategies of actions and consequences to manage.
Who we are looking for
The right candidate will be upbeat, friendly, and proactive. This role will be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding, and we are looking for people who can manage the emotional demands of the role, as well as challenging behaviour.
Appointment to this post is subject to enhanced vetting checks.
What we can offer you
Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:
*Excellent training and development offers
*Flexible working opportunities
*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
*Competitive rates of pay
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.
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