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Support Worker

The Benjamin Foundation

King s Lynn


£10.07/hour Benefits


Posted: 14/09/2021

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Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference to the lives of others, and a range of benefits, we are looking for a number of personable Support Workers to join our team at Butterfly House in Kings Lynn.

The Benjamin Foundation supports children, young people and families across Norfolk and Suffolk that have encountered big challenges in their lives. Our services include providing support to young people to gain life skills needed to forge independent and happy lives, 24/7 staffed accommodation, Ofsted-registered pre & after schools, positive activities and youth groups.

Butterfly House Supported Living Scheme:

Butterfly House is a Supported Living setting currently accommodating up to 8 vulnerable young adults aged between 18 and 30 years old with mental health, behavioural difficulties and/or similar vulnerabilities. Support packages include supporting with personal care, tenancies, benefits, ensuring they feel safe, accessing education, training or employment opportunities and support in developing and maintaining important life skills.

Offering full time and part time positions, this Support Worker role includes lone working, evenings, weekends, on call and sleep in responsibilities on a rota basis.

The Role – Support Worker:

Work as a team and individually to provide support to young people managing a mental health concern in a supported living setting
Provide 1:1 and group support
Support a programme of activities that will help develop independent living skills i.e meal planning and preparation, support with shopping and cooking, developing healthy eating plans, housekeeping
Support young people to access work skills and training opportunities, via education, employment, volunteering and day opportunities
Offer personal care as required on an individual basis by service users
Be empathetic and responsive to the needs of service users, their families and external agencies
Meet CQC requirements and regulations at all times
Ensure Butterfly House meets the supported living needs of service users
Work in partnership with relevant landlord to ensure Butterfly House is a safe and healthy environment
Participate in regular supervisions and appraisals
Support the induction of all new residents, staff and volunteers

Person Specification:

A Health and Social Care and/or Mental Health qualification at L2 or above
A good working knowledge of the needs of young people with mental health concerns
An understanding of the needs of a managed supported living provision
Approachable, friendly and professional
Able to empathise and relate to young people
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Organised, resourceful and committed
Hard working, flexible and able to work under pressure

Terms of Role:

Hours: Permanent, Full Time and Part Time positions available

Location: Butterfly House, King Lynn

Salary: £10.07 per hour. Sleeps in and on-call work paid in addition.

Closing Date: Friday 8th October 2021

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants

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