Step by Step has a rewarding role for a Relief Support Worker to join a friendly team. The role is home-based, with working in and around the West Berkshire area for up to 10 hours per week. This is a worker contract role.
Rate of Pay
£11 per hour for up to 10 hours per week.
Who are we?
Step by Step (SBS) passionately believes in supporting young people who are going through hard times. Supported Lodgings provides accommodation and support for young people, in family homes in the community.
Each year we work with over 1,500 young people aged 11 – 25 and our support workers play a pivotal role in empowering young people and preventing homelessness.
The Step by Step team are positive, dynamic, professional, and committed to empowering young people to fulfil their full potential.
What would you be doing?
The post involves working with homeless young people and host families.
The role will predominantly be supporting Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, taking them to and from appointments and meeting with young people within the Supported Lodgings service, gathering feedback and working alongside the young person’s advisory service.
Applicants must have a good understanding of UASC and be able to communicate effectively.
You will ensure that young people accessing the service receive both opportunities, and advocacy and that they can develop their skills and talents in a manner that empowers them to go on and access employment and/or educational facilities.
Applicants must have a car and business car insurance.
What is Step by Step looking for?
Step by Step would love to hear from you if you feel you have the skills and experience needed to be a Support Worker for USAC.
Ideally, you will have experience of working with young people, and/or familiarity with the issues facing them, this may be gained either through paid employment or volunteering.
You must have good communication skills, written and verbal.
Ideally, you would have good IT skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, email and entering the information onto databases.
You should have a full driving licence, appropriate motor business insurance, tax, and MOT. There is a petrol allowance.
You will receive an induction and training to ensure that you have the required skills to fulfil the elements of the role.
All successful applicants are required to complete an application form and undertake a DBS and provide references.
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