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SHORT BREAKS PROJECT WORKER

Location Lisburn
Sector
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published about 1 month ago
Contact Angela Hughes
Job ref 041022SBPW_1666868131

Job description

SHORT BREAKS PROJECT WORKER

37 HOURS PER WEEK

£20, 582 PER ANNUM

SOUTH EASTERN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE TRUST - DOWN & LISBURN

** APPLICANT MUST HOLD A VALID DRIVERS LICENCE & MEET THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS **

**WELCOME BONUS!!**

THE SERVICE

Short Breaks is a fun and exciting service providing individual support to children and young people with, disabilities, autism and brain injury. The service proves one to one social and emotional support to children and young people. To enable them to develop friendships and access social and recreational opportunities within their local community, whilst providing parents and carers with a regular short break.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To enable young people to access a range of fun activities within their own home or their local area on a one to one or small group setting. It may be attending a local youth club, educational play such as arts and crafts or supporting the young people in sporting or other social/leisure activities. The Project Worker will provide personal care and transport to young people where necessary, and this may include some manual handling tasks.

SALARY, WELCOME BONUS & MILEAGE RATES

£20,582 per annum

We are currently offering a Welcome Bonus totalling £1000: The bonus will be £250 on successful completion of 3 months' service, a further £250 on successful completion of 6 months' service & a further £500 paid on first anniversary totalling £1000. (T&Cs apply).

A mileage rate of 0.45p per mile will also be paid for any work related miles

Customer

  • To provide a flexible, localised service to meet the needs of the children/young people and their families
  • To provide transport (where possible) to enable young people to participate in local activities
  • To deliver and evaluate programmes of social outreach to meet identified individual needs
  • To work toward agreed objectives within the individual's person-centred care plan
  • To continuously monitor and review progress of each child or young person and provide ongoing support and guidance
  • To establish effective communication strategies with the young person, family, and key stakeholders
  • To identify and establish links with community-based mainstream activity for the young people

Internal Processes

  • Work within the quality assurance systems within Cedar (ISO Quality Management System)
  • Maintain Domiciliary Care Agencies minimum standards implemented by RQIA
  • To work within the Health & Safety and Risk management practices in place
  • Regular monitoring and review jointly with service users and referral agents

Organisational Capacity

  • To undertake mandatory induction training
  • To undertake all training required by the Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority.
  • To attend training as identified through training and development plan
  • To participate in improvement activity within the organisation
  • To promote the image of the organisation to the wider community

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

*ESSENTIAL CRITERIA*

  • RQF Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Health & Social Care, Youth & Community Work, or related field AND Minimum of 6 months' experience providing support to young people
  • Proficiency in IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Teams, Zoom
  • Ability to work independently with good organisational, communication & interpersonal skills

*DESIRABLE CRITERIA*

  • Experience & understanding of the barriers in relation to young people with disability
  • Experience of working with individuals with behaviours that challenge
  • Awareness of RQIA, Domiciliary Regulations and Minimum Standards
  • NISCC Registration

**VALUES COMPETENCY**

  • Collaborative working and the ability to work in a team to deliver our vision and strategic aims
  • Commitment to building a community that recognises Equality and Diversity
  • Ability to support service users to Achieve their full potential
  • Committed to ensuring the provision of high quality person centred services.
  • Demonstrating Resilience to meet the objectives of the job

**ROLE COMPETENCY**

  • Practical experience working with young people
  • Awareness of Safeguarding Children & Young People and
  • Reporting Procedures
  • Delivering a person-centred service with respect, care, and compassion
  • Ability to use initiative to be solutions focused
  • Interagency and partnership working
  • Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to meeting the objectives of the job

**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT**

  • The Right to Work in the UK.
  • Provide 2 satisfactory references, one being from the most recent employer.
  • Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post which includes being physically and mentally fit for the purposes of the work.
  • Hold a full current driving licence valid for use in the UK and Ireland and have access to a car on appointment. Valid driver licence, business insurance & MOT certificate as relevant. Checked prior to appointment
  • This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability, which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post in full.
  • Successful applicants will be required to go through an enhanced Access NI check.
  • Registration with Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

To apply

Please forward your CV to Angela Hughes at Staffline Recruitment by clicking on APPLY. You can also contact Angela on 02890 242824 ext 404 / 07826064920 or via email angela.hughes@staffline.co.uk

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