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Company name Leaving Care Solutions
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Contract Permanent
Full/Part time Full time
Salary £ 21348/annum regular opportunitie
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ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE? LCS are looking for committed and enthusiastic Support Workers to work full time 35 hours plus 2 sleep ins per week with the opportunity to work additional hours. You will be working on a rota basis which may include evening and weekends. Flexibility in your availability is a must. Starting Salary £21,348 + opportunities for regular overtime Location – LEEDS Our vision is to make a positive and lasting difference to young people who have been in care and are moving towards independence. We provide young people with accommodation/housing, as well as support them to move towards independent living and educational achievements. As a Support Worker your role involves engaging, motivating and encouraging young people placed in their individual flat or shared house. Young people supported by LCS are vulnerable and you are responsible for ensuring that the home in which you are working provides a safe, welcoming and healthy environment for the young person living there. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE: * Offer practical support and guidance to young people in line with their individual care plan to enable them to develop skills needed to live independently and to achieve in their education * Maintain positive working relationships with young people, staff and professionals by communicating effectively at all times. * Support a young person in Education, Employment and Training, who is working towards an accredited learning qualification, by evidencing work completed and submitting this to the relevant instructor. * Maintain appropriate links in the community – e.g. educational provisions, sport centre, youth clubs. ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE: * Ideally have experience of supporting young people who may be vulnerable. * Flexibility in their availability as the roles involve shift work – 2 sleep-in nights per week, evenings and weekends * Hold Residential Childcare / Families Practitione

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