Support Worker - Supported Living - Bury

Full Time   Salary: £9.25

Bury   Health & Social Care


Support Worker

Greater Manchester


Purpose of the role:

  • To provide support to service users within a challenging young people’s service
  • service users are Looked After children aged from 16-17 years old, most are vulnerable.
  • The post holder will be able to contribute to the core purpose in improving the independent skills and education, employment, and training prospects of the service users so that they can achieve the best possible outcomes in life. 
  • Additionally, the successful applicant will also provide support to young people on the edge of care and care leavers, including post 18.


Main responsibilities:

  • Promote the development of service user’s independence and life skills by providing physical and emotional support.
  • Support service users to access services such as health, education, training or legal.
  • Ensure that the homes are in good order, encouraging the service users to clean bedrooms and communal areas and inform the manager of any repairs and maintenance needed.
  • Carry out regular health and safety checks of the homes.
  • Support service users to attend college/any appointments.
  • Writing reports/email briefs as required (e.g. after a Social Worker visit or medical appointment or regarding a safeguarding concern)
  • Carry out regular welfare checks on service users and encourage them to participate in activities.
  • Carry out regular risk assessments as required.
  • Ensure all incidents during shift are logged, including using any on-line systems as appropriate and a full handover is carried out at the end of a shift.
  • Work closely with Local Authorities, Social Workers, and other professionals


Skills Needed:

  • Patient and calm
  • Good attention to details and organised.
  • Empathetic and understanding
  • Able to use initiative and adapt to new situations.
  • Compliance with Organisations Policy and procedures.
  • Open minded
  • Able to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to CPD and training.
  • Genuine desire to improve the lives of the service users.
  • Flexibility to cover shifts that include days, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins
  • Sensitive to the needs of individual service users regarding race, culture, language, religion, gender, sexuality, and culture-specific events


Ideal Qualifications:

  • Level 3 or working towards Level 3 NVQ in Youth Work or Health & Social Care/Children’s Residential homes/ or Children’s and Young People’s workforce.
  • Enhanced DBS – Preferably Child and Adult
  • Right to Work in the UK
  • UK driving licence.

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