The position for Key Worker/Mentor in Birmingham is no longer available
Care Tech Community Services is a leading provider of services to adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.
We are looking to recruit a Key Worker/Mentor to join our new and exciting project due to open in April 2012. The main purpose of the position is to work alongside a team of Key Worker/Mentors led by the Lead Key Worker/Mentor in providing specialist support to service users aged 16 to 19 who display challenging behaviours and having a belief in the potential of these vulnerable young people.
The Candidate is required:-
To hold a recognised level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or equivalent and a willingness to work towards a level 3
To contribute in managing the safeguarding and protection of young people who have a diagnosis of Social, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Moderate Learning Difficulties and/or Mental Health
Promote the welfare and personal care of the young people at all times within the project
To have an understanding of the emotional and behavioural presentation which are current and the ability to communicate sensitively and build rapport in order to make difficulties manageable and supporting the young peoples acceptance of real life
To have the ability to listen and advise the young people, where appropriate, helping them to gain necessary coping skills to combat their high anxieties and sociably unacceptable behaviours
To have an understanding of the issues and trends associated with young people in the community and help them to visualise a more positive outlook on life, providing support so they may reach their full potential
To have a flexible and outgoing personality showing a willingness to take part in a range of extra curricula activities provided for the young people
Where necessary to be involved in a multi-agency approach, working with Connexions Personal Advisors, Police, agencies, Social Services and Youth Offending thus promoting our commitment to preparing the best personal care plans for the young people
To undertake further personal development training
The behaviour of the young people can be challenging so applicants should acknowledge a more personalised experience thus bringing about changes in behaviour that are permanent, accepting that they will be from a variety of backgrounds and have their own interpretation of the world based on past experiences, so be able to restructure their care experience, accordingly.
Due to the volume of applications that we get if your application is successful you will be contacted within two weeks of the receipt of the completed form. All jobs within Care Tech community Services require Enhanced Disclosure.