Childrens Outreach and Respite Support Workers - Kendal

Cumbria County Council
Kendal, Cumbria
£28,226 - £29,174
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

Would you like the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people?

An exciting opportunity has risen for motivated and hardworking individuals to join our team at Sedbergh Drive, Kendal. You will be a part of a team who deliver Edge of Care respite for children and young people who are identified as being on the edge of care, at risk of placement breakdown, or on a planned return home.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an upbeat, friendly and proactive team, with a real passion for what they do! This role will be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding!

About the role

As an Outreach and Respite Support Worker, you will be responsible for developing a supportive and positive relationship with the young person and their family in order to guide and support the use of behaviour management techniques. You will organise activities in order to promote self- esteem, and nurture confidence while teaching new skills.

You will advise and guide young people displaying risk-taking behaviors, challenging behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, neglect issues and violence.

You will also support and safeguard young people whilst on overnight stays at Blackwell Road

Who we are looking for

The right candidate will have experience in the Residential achieved their NVQ 3 or 4 in a relevant field e.g., Social Care, NNEB, Childcare or Counselling, along with knowledge of managing challenging behaviour and child development (8-16 inclusive).

You will need strong communication skills, with a kind and compassionate attitude.

For more information and to discuss the role further please contact our Registered Manager (Edge of Care) Kayleigh Gregory on 07557 564 962. 

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children.

Post Specification

Role Profile

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