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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2020.

Independent Living Support Workers

Job Reference: L43-58721-CHPE

Norfolk County Council
Children's Services
Thetford or King's Lynn
£10,046 to £10,874 per annum

Independent Living Support Workers 58721 CHPE

Thetford or King’s Lynn

£10,046 to £10,874 per annum

18.5 hours per week

Permanent contracts


One post is based in King’s Lynn and the other is based in Thetford.


We have a fantastic opportunity to be part of the semi-independent provisions in Norfolk. Our homes provide accommodation for Looked After Children or young people Leaving Care that are between the ages 16 -18. We will help them develop their independent living skills and wellbeing, enabling them to be ready to progress fully onto independence post 18.


You must display a passion for working with young people and support each young person in overcoming challenges to help prepare them for adult life. The ideal applicant will have a background in semi-independent accommodation or be experienced in working with young people. To work in this environment, you will need to be committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. You will need to be reliable, flexible, have good personal relationships and communication skills as well as high professional standards. You will also need to be able to make sound judgments under pressure and respond effectively in a crisis as there is an element of lone working with up to 4 young people during evenings and weekends particularly.


Successful applicants will be required to complete the NVQ level 3 in Health Social Care Children and Young People as well as undertaking Norfolk County Council mandatory training.


The role requires the support staff to work (lone work) a shift pattern and it is essential for staff to sleep in as part of the shift. You will be based in a set location but maybe required to cover and to travel to other homes throughout the Norfolk area. You will therefore be required to have your own transportation. You will be required to work weekends, evenings, nights, and some bank holidays. Previous applicants need not apply.


For an informal discussion about these vacancies please contact Maria Gronborg -Team Manager Semi Independent Services (07884 699588) or Curtis Hanlon - Business Support Officer (07452 928964).


Please state in your application which location you are applying for or if you are happy to be considered for both King’s Lynn and Thetford based posts.

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