Full-time LL: Residential Youth Worker

at Lavoro Care in Preston

Lavoro Care are currently recruiting Support Workers on behalf of one of our clients, who provide a specialist high challenge turn around service for young people aged 16-21.

Support Workers will work in specialist high challenge semi-independent units supporting young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) and associated challenging behaviour.You will assist the young people in the transition from custody, full residential care to semi independence.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are interested in working for a quality care provider who provide ongoing professional development to enable them to build a long-term rewarding career.

Duties will include:

  • Working on shift rotation at various units
  • Building positive relationships and acting as an appropriate role model to young people encouraging pro-social values and addressing behavioural issues.
  • Encouraging independence and motivating young people to engage in life skills i.e. cooking, ironing, budgeting and shopping
  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date records

Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Have previous experience of working with children and young people / care leavers with complex needs
  • Be passionate about the care and welfare of young people and confident dealing with challenging behaviour
  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Children and Young People or be willing to work towards
  • Car driver / owner and be willing to travel up to an hour
  • Be IT literate

Candidates must be prepared to face challenges from the young people on a daily basis.

This role is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including DBS clearance, references, ID and right to work checks.Current enhanced, portable DBS certificate are accepted.

If you are interested in this vacancy please email your CV via this job board we will get in touch with you with more information.You can also call for more information on 0151 922 9925.



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Published at 02-11-2018

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