Young Persons Worker (4622)

Stroud, Gloucestershire
Circa Salary - £17,500, Plus on Call - £1200 (1 in 3 or more frequent)
Permanent, Part time working 24 hours per week on a shift basis

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Kingfishers provides supported housing/Independent Living to young adults (18-25 years) with a Learning Disability and some mental health difficulties, the placement is for 2 years with the aim of young people living in their own tenancies at the end of their time with us. The young people learn how to manage a tenancy, developing skills such as budgeting and paying bills, cleaning, cooking, shopping, independent travel and understanding health and safety. The young people also learn about keeping themselves safe with relationships, looking after their health and work towards gaining employment so that they are equipped for living as independently as possible at the end of their time with us. We support the young people to find the best move on possible at the end of their placement and support them for the first few weeks to help them settle in to their new living situation.

The successful candidate will provide support to young people by agreeing and directly delivering interventions, with appropriate direction, which enable positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a high quality service to young people and their families, based on an assessment of need and is outcomes driven.
- Delivering interventions to young people on a 1:1 basis and in a group setting, with appropriate direction.
- Maintaining effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues and with young people and families and where necessary encourage and promote involvement to achieve positive outcomes.
- Being alert to safeguarding issues and inform appropriate line managers of concerns in line with safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Attending and actively participate in relevant multi-agency meetings.
- Being responsible for organising achievement of work objectives on a daily basis, including both pre and forward planning. This will include the ability to lone work.
- Retaining accurate and contemporaneous records, using various IT systems to capture case details, outputs and outcomes as necessary and to produce written reports and present these as necessary.
- Providing on call support to young people overnight, dealing with any emergencies that may occur.

You will need:

S/NVQ Level 2 in Childcare or equivalent or the willingness to work towards the qualification.
- A minimum of 2 years' experience working in health and social care setting with adults, ideally learning disability and mental health.
- Experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.
- Experience of preparing clear and concise file notes and inputting information into office systems.
- Ability to engage and work with young people and their families, demonstrating a range of communication skills i.e. written, verbal applied in a variety of formats and situations.
- Ability to identify and assess individual needs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


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Kingfishers @ Ebley
Bridge Road, Ebley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4TR
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  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    7 March 2021
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