Difficult and Demanding role.
Young People's Support Worker (Former Employee) – Burnley, Lancashire – 20 August 2018
Lesson planning for 1-1 support for all my young people on my caseload, maximum 20 young people.
Reviewing the caseload, working alongside agencies, organising meetings, writing reports and making sure the young people are safe.
I have learned how to look after young people who come from very difficult backgrounds and present challenging behaviours, working through their issues I was able to support their transition into adult life.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to give enough time to work with the young people, the support that was offered was only 12 weeks, I found this difficult because it can sometimes take weeks just for them to trust you, before you begin any work.
The most enjoyable part is seeing the young people move on and become confident to help themselves.
supporting young people
difficult cases and no support