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25 Nov 2020 | Uncategorised

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Warrington Borough Council have 2 fantastic new carer roles – Hub Community Carer and Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host.

These roles are not employed roles but the successful candidates will receive a generous financial allowance, 24/7 support and fantastic training opportunities.  

Hub Community Carer

  • Have you got a passion and commitment to improving the opportunities and life skills for young people?
  • Have you got experience of working with young people who have experienced trauma and neglect?
  • Are you prepared to ‘stick with’ a young person to provide them with a stable relationship and home environment?
  • Are you a good listener and can you communicate openly and honestly with adolescents?

If you have answered yes to the questions above –the role of the Hub Community Carer could be right for you. Hub Community Carers are specialist Foster Carers as part the No Wrong Door model.

Fostering is an incredible journey and you’ll have the chance to make a real difference to the life of an adolescent. It is hard work, but also rewarding to know that you’re making a difference to a vulnerable young person’s life.

 

‘No Wrong Door’ – What’s involved?

No Wrong Door’ is a nationally recognised innovative programme working with complex adolescents who are within or on the edge of the care system. ‘No Wrong Door’ integrates residential care, foster care, speech and language support, mental health services and the police into a single hub that is based in a residential home.

North Yorkshire Borough Council devised the ‘No Wrong Door’ model and Warrington Borough Council are working with them to launch the model in Warrington, as part of the Department of Education’s flagship £84 million Strengthening Families Protecting Children (SFPC) programme.

The No Wrong Door Hub brings together a range of placements, services and professionals to better meet young people’s needs. One of the placement options available within the hub is a community foster carer placement.

As a ‘Hub Community Carer’, you will look after young people who need a family, supporting them to help them develop the confidence and skills needed to return to living in a family environment. You will build a relationship with the young person and will always there for them when they need some extra support. Living with a community family can be seen as a stepping stone towards independent living.

Placements will be planned and can be on a short term, medium term, or respite basis dependent on the young person’s circumstances and their Care Plan. In addition you can have a sessional contract (subject to interview) and be able to work in other areas of the No Wrong Door Hub. You will be able to build relationships with young people who may eventually be placed with you.

We want young people to reach their full potential and become successful contributors to their community and wider society. We are looking for people with the patience, flexibility, passion and commitment necessary to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which young people can grow develop and gain valuable skills that they will need as they move to independence.

Requirements – Who can become a Hub Community Carer?

You must be able to relate to young people with complex and troubled backgrounds. You will need to have a particular interest in working therapeutically with young people and have substantial previous experience in this area.  You must be committed to progress through Fostering approval and training processes and operate within the Fostering Regulations and Standards.

To be a Hub Community Carer in ‘No Wrong Door’ you will need to:

  • Be available on a full time basis to care for the young person placed with you
  • Have an strong interest in the welfare of young people and a desire to support disadvantaged young people
  • Demonstrate a caring attitude that is child centred and relational
  • A desire to offer and maintain a structured life experience for a young person, including the setting of boundaries
  • Be able to engage as part of the wider professional team involved in child-centred care and support
  • Uphold high professional standards, including high quality recording and reporting

More detail about the requirements and desirable experience for the role are included in the Hub Community Carer profile here.

Benefits – What support would I receive?

Whilst making a difference to young people’s lives, you will receive support, on-going training and financial payment. When a young person is living with you in a placement, you will receive an enhanced fostering rate of pay. You can also work additionally as a sessional worker. When a young person is not living with you, there is an expectation that you undertake session work in the Hub and across placements

As a Hub Community Carer in ‘No Wrong Door’, you will also receive:

  • Regular Supervision
  • Competitive pay
  • 24/7 support from standby managers
  • Access to a Clinical Psychologist and Speech Therapist

More detail about the benefits, including pay, for the role are included in the Hub Community Carer profile here.

To express an interest in the role, please complete the form by clicking here


Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host

  • Do you have patience, understanding and a good sense of humour?
  • Are you approachable, warm and nurturing?
  • Are you a good listener and can you communicate openly and honestly with adolescents?
  • Can you help a young person to develop independence skills?

If you’ve got a spare room in your home and you enjoy being with young people, then becoming an Enhanced Supported Lodgings host is a great way to earn an additional income. It’s not as hands-on as fostering, so suits people who may be working full or part-time. As a host you’re not offering a permanent home, but a stepping stone – somewhere for a young person to stay until they’re ready to live on their own.

 

‘No Wrong Door’ – What’s involved?

No Wrong Door’ is a nationally recognised innovative programme working with complex adolescents who are within or on the edge of the care system. ‘No Wrong Door’ integrates residential care, foster care, speech and language support, mental health services and the police into a single hub that is based in a residential home.

North Yorkshire Borough Council devised the ‘No Wrong Door’ model and Warrington Borough Council are working with them to launch the model in Warrington, as part of the Department of Education’s flagship £84 million Strengthening Families Protecting Children (SFPC) programme.

The No Wrong Door Hub brings together a range of placements, services and professionals to better meet young people’s needs. One of the placement options available within the hub is an ‘Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host’.

As a ‘High Needs Supported Lodgings Host’, you will be able to provide a room within your home and be the stepping stone for young people moving towards living independently. Hub placements will provide the support needed to help young people move on in their lives. Placements will be planned and can be on a short term, medium term, or respite basis dependent on the young person’s circumstances and their Care Plan. In addition you can have a sessional contract (subject to interview) and be able to work in other areas of the No Wrong Door Hub. You will be able to build relationships with young people who may eventually be placed with you.

We want young people to reach their full potential and become successful contributors to their community and wider society. We are looking for people with the patience, flexibility, passion and commitment necessary to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which young people can grow develop and gain valuable skills that they will need as they move to independence.

Requirements – Who can become an Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host?

You will be able to build relationships with adolescents and provide them with the support they need. You will have some experience of living or working with (and supporting) adolescents who have had complex and troubled backgrounds. Your home should have a spare room for the sole use of a young person and you should be willing to share your home’s facilities.

To be an Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host in ‘No Wrong Door’ you will need to:

  • Provide a safe, welcoming, clean environment for a young person to live
  • Have an strong interest in welfare of young people and a desire to support disadvantaged young people
  • Show an understanding in the lives of young people and be able to provide basic emotional support and advice
  • Provide basic practical support through helping a young person to become more independent.
  • Help young people keep in contact with their family, friends and local community activities as appropriate
  • Be able to manage behaviour in a positive way and support a young person at times which can be challenging for them
  • Understand the role of the professionals involved in the young person’s life and work collaboratively with them to improve outcomes

 

Benefits – What support would I receive?

Whilst making a difference to young people’s lives, you will receive support, on-going training and financial payment. This payment will be at an enhanced supported lodgings rate when a young person is living in your home. You can also gain a sessional contract for other work within the hub.

As an Enhanced Supported Lodgings Host in ‘No Wrong Door’, you will also receive:

  • Supervision
  • Skills and training development
  • 24/7 support from standby managers
  • Access to a Clinical Psychologist and Speech Therapist

More detail about the benefits, including pay, for the role are included in the Enhanced Support Lodgings Host Profile

To express an interest in the role, please complete the form by clicking here