Social Worker-Personal Outreach Advisor

Location Worcester
Salary £14.14 - £16.15 per hour
Job Title: Personal Outreach Advisor
Full-Time: 37 Hours (shift work including weekends)
Location: Office Based in Bromsgrove but role covers the County as floating support
Temporary Opportunity for approx. 6 months.
The Outreach Team, who work with young people in Supported Living aged 16-18 years old heading towards independence are looking for someone to take up a secondment within the team for 6 months to help with maternity cover. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and get an experience of working with young people within the Supported Living environment.
Our team cover every day of the year on a four week rolling rota of early (8am-4pm) and late (12pm-8pm) shifts and weekend work (two weekends on and two weekends off.)
We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and experienced individual who will be part of our successful and proactive team, to be motivated in putting the needs of our young people first and be ambitious to develop practices and work responsively to support young people in achieving their potential.
The main duty is to support young people within their Supported Living Homes to achieve their goals and expectations and head towards independence at 18 as they access housing and other services.
Expectations of this role include:
• Support young people who are Looked After and living in or transitioning to Supported Living environments to enable successful transitions to independence. This will include support to a Local Authority Placement or a external placement whilst working in partnership with relevant professionals and agencies.
• Provide assessment and support to young people who are looking to transition from residential care or foster care and/or who are identified as needing a high level of support to either maintain or work towards independence.
• Provide care and support for young people, participating in the assessment of their needs and the implementation of plans for their future.
• Provide assessment and support to young people who are or on the Edge of Care to support breakdown and/or successful transitions to alternative placements or accommodation within a Supported Living environment.
• To provide support in emergency and crisis situations to allocated young people.
•Diploma NVQ3 children & young people workforce or relevant qualification is essential