Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young women and their children?
If so we have a vacancy for a female* Support Worker within our Supported Accommodation situated in Slough.
We aim to provide a creative and flexible approach to meet each person’s needs and to ensure they feel valued, respected and cared for.
About the job
If you have a genuine passion for working with young women and their children and a desire to learn, we can give you the training to succeed and develop.
You will need to have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child, and the barriers they face. You can show us you have experience of or the ability to provide high quality support whilst managing challenging situations. You have to be committed to the organisation’s ethos and bring enthusiasm and willingness to practical tasks. You can demonstrate an ability to maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with clients at all times.
You should have basic IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines. You should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You should have good life skills and some knowledge of this field would be beneficial but not essential.
Life is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only. (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).