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Lifelong Family Links

Senior Support Worker

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£10.85 - £15/hr

Posted Date

Lambeth

Closing Date

London

30 April 2021

16 May 2021

We are currently advertising for a new role of a senior support worker to join the Lifelong Family Links (LFL) small and friendly team in Lambeth on a full time one-year post with possibility to renew a contract. Lifelong Family Links is a charity supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families in the London Borough of Lambeth.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the Deputy Manager to ensure effective projects management daily, including support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

You will also line manage a pool of 10-20 of support/playworkers, agency workers, volunteers, social work students undertaking placement at the LFL.

The Charity was established in 1982, we provide services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from pre-school to 26 years, in particular those on the autistic spectrum, and we provide support for their families. We aim to ensure disabled people enjoy a rich and full individual and family life, engaging with, and contributing to, their local community.

LFL has been recognised for delivering quality and much needed short break services. The specialised care services are for a more challenging group of children and young people with behavioural difficulties, communication needs, including mental health and social exclusion.

The projects offer a range of different activities to stimulate disabled children and young people and encourage their social and emotional development. Not only by participating in activities designed explicitly for CYP with ASD disabilities but also by promoting integration and socialisation with peers in universal settings, which is in a safe, nurturing, supportive environment.

Moreover, we are working on outcomes that will develop emotional resilience and help them feel more positive about themselves, which also includes, employability components through our Early Intervention project and Life skills project, respectively.

New staff, volunteers, work experience staff are put through an induction programme to support them in their roles which includes some shadowing. Training opportunities are also provided with both faces to face and online.

Job Specification:
– A relevant qualification and/or significant experience of working with young people with special needs
– Experience of managing a caseload and working collaboratively to achieve outcomes
– Significant experience of project life cycle including monitoring and evaluation cycle and conducting risk assessments
– Significant experience working in partnership with a multi-agency team
– Thorough understanding of safeguarding, professional boundaries and confidentiality

LFL strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format, please let us know by contacting admin1@lifelongfamilylinks.org.uk or 020 8671 8939.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our service users.

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