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Support Worker - Dorset Young People

070920 LH
£18,427.00 - 19,305.00 per annum, dependent on skills and qualifications with future progression possible

Are you passionate about supporting young people aged 16 - 21? Would you like to make a positive impact in a young person's life?

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the existing staff team across Wimborne, Ferndown and Christchurch, supporting young people aged 16 -21.

The 37.5-hour post based at Waverley House in Wimborne is on a 7-day rota basis, consisting of Early Shifts 8 -15.30pm and Late Shifts 15.00 - 10.30pm to include one in four weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) and Bank Holidays. Cover across Ferndown and Christchurch schemes may also be necessary from time-to-time.

This rewarding and varied role will involve supporting young people with housing related support to develop and promote independent living in Wimborne, Ferndown and Christchurch, opportunities to extend relationships with external agencies to provide the relevant support to meet the needs of the young person, creation and delivery of innovative, creative and fun activities in which life learning is paramount to the personal development of the customer. The customers will include those in addiction, mental health, fleeing domestic violence and family breakdown.

 The successful applicant will have a full scheme induction and be supported by a strong, successful team that strives to achieve positive outcomes for clients on a daily basis. Experience with working with young people with complex needs would be an advantage but not essential. 

We are looking for people who are genuinely care about people who experience homelessness and related health needs as well as people having to survive of lower incomes needing social and more affordable homes to live in. You need to be passionate and creative in all you do, always looking to grow and improve personal competences and experiences.

DBS checks are required for roles where you will be working with or have lone contact with Vulnerable Adults and Children.

BCHA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment

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