Youth Support Worker responsibilities include:
- To act as a positive role model for students and colleagues;
- To support the daily needs of the student;
- To support the students links with their families and local community; promoting continued contact and involvement;
- To follow guidelines in support of positive behaviour and reinforcement;
- To provide emotional support at times of difficulty;
- To create a safe and happy environment in which to live and learn
- To help students to access education, health and leisure services;
- To provide students with the guidance they need to boost their independence skills;
- To contribute to the placement planning and recording systems for students;
- To collate information required for the student's progress reports or placement reviews.
- To plan, undertake and record key worker sessions;
- To support the students' to progress towards their agreed EHCP outcomes;
- To ensure that documentation including student files / electronic records are up to date and well organised;
- To ensure that the student's Care Plan is kept up to date and relevant to their interests and needs;
- To take ownership and act in the best interest of the student's health needs, which may require you to attend appointments with health professionals. And to complete and be accountable for the actions following these appointments;
- To make sure the students have adequate and suitable clothing and ensure the student is clean and presentable along with supporting the student with any self-care needs they may have;
- To know the student, which may include, although not limited to, their file, background and family details, their interests and hobbies, encouraging them to take part, join clubs etc;
- To support the students' to express their views at various meetings such as the College Student Council and house meetings;
- To support and encourage the students' to actively feedback about the service they receive.
To safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of each student at all times; this is to be achieved primarily by knowing and following Cambian Lufton College policies and procedures including the instructions of senior staff and (if no such policy, procedure or instruction exists) to act in the best interest of the young person/adult.
Where emergency situations arise, to have in your practice at all times the need to protect students from experiencing significant harm (whether physical, psychological, emotional, financial etc.). Where this is consistent with your duties to take reasonable steps to protect your own health and safety and that of others.
When working with students, to demonstrate a variety of approaches and techniques that seek to minimise risk and promote their personal development; and to key work students in a supportive and structured manner that teaches them skills in a way that is adapted to their individual needs and wishes.
Assisting to create a caring, stimulating and safe environment for all students, staff and visitors.
To protect and promote the positive reputation of the Cambian Lufton College.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
To be a reflective practitioner, that:
- Seeks out advice and supervision whenever necessary;
- Attends and contributes to supervision with good analysis and suggested solutions, as well as an agenda of items to discuss;
- Always makes high quality and well-presented written and spoken reports and records
- Progress within Cambian gro
To set a good example at all times to students in terms of:
- Appropriateness of dress and other aspects of personal presentation;
- Maintaining good personal hygiene;
- Using appropriate language and humour (taking account of who is being spoken to, whois within earshot, and who or what is being spoken about);
- Demonstrating good manners
- Demonstrating equality of respect and care for all;
- 5 GCSE A-C or equivalent desirable but not essential
To be discussedThings to consider
Working shift patterns