Outreach Worker

  • Premier Care Management
  • Bristol
  • Permanent
  • Up to £11.75 per hour

Job Overview

Premier Care Management is looking for Outreach Workers to work with our young people to help develop their values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction to enable them to live independently.

The role

Premier Care Management provides support and accommodation for vulnerable young people aged 16-25 years. This role is on a 2 days on/4 days off rota basis and will include bank work. The shifts offered can vary in length and cover different times of the day, and could be weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays.

We're looking for candidates who display good judgement and enthusiasm for working with young people who display very challenging behaviour. You'll also need to be a good team player.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Working to the requirements of Every Child Matters, Leaving Care Act 2018 and implementing this within the outreach setting

  • Ensuring that the young people live in a safe environment where their welfare is paramount

  • Working within PCM's Policies and Procedures and the Company Statement

  • Engaging effectively with PCM's young people and demonstrate a positive attitude towards them

  • Developing and guiding our young people to develop the skills needed to live independently and manage a tenancy

  • Empowering and educating young people to take control of their lives, particularly in training, education and employment

  • Helping young people manage a budget and pay for utility bills

  • Helping young people manage their accommodation and support them in keeping the home environment clean. This includes supporting with cleaning duties and gardening

  • Implementing the care package that has been specifically identified for each young person

  • Being accountable for time spent with the young person and the actions taken

  • Completing daily contact notes following each shift completed

  • Where appropriate liaising with other domiciliary providers in regard to the young person's needs

  • Participating in delivering, reviewing and monitoring the young person's placement

  • Promoting anti-discriminatory practices and equal opportunities in accordance with The Equality Act 2010

  • Attending regular team meetings, in house training and supervisions

The ideal candidate

You'll have:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) in order to record and communicate essential information

  • Knowledge of basic computer packages such as MS Word and Google docs

  • An understanding of the demands of working with young people who may have complex needs and the ability to deal with these in a non-judgmental manner

  • The ability to work flexibly and have the availability to undertake shifts on evenings, weekends and bank holidays

  • QCF Level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care (not essential)

  • Previous experience of working in a similar setting with young people who present with challenging behaviour

  • Experience of working in a multi-racial environment, or of working with people from other minority ethnic groups

  • Full UK driving licence and access to appropriate means of travel

About us

Based in Bristol, Premier Care Management provides community and outreach services for vulnerable adults, young people and young offenders who are leaving care. Our aim is to improve the transition from care to support and from childhood to adulthood by delivering the highest standards of advice, assistance and reassurance.

Premier Care Management is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Safeguarding Statement

Our organisation at Premier Care Management is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of all our young people. We believe our young people deserve a safe, happy and healthy environment where we expect all staff to share this commitment.

Premier Care Management has a full safeguarding policy which staff are to familiarise with before working at Premier Care Management.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. All offences will be considered.

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