Youth Support Worker
Aim of the role
To provide support and empower vulnerable young people to achieve their aspirations and move towards independence.
Hightown provides supported housing to people with a wide range of needs across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Our Watford Young Peoples Housing service provides supported housing to a variety of young people who have had very different experiences. This includes those who are homeless, those leaving care, those who are estranged from family and also young people who have difficulties sustaining education, training or employment. We enable people to be more independent through support and housing that suits their needs and is accessible.
**Who we are looking for**
We are looking for enthusiastic and caring individuals to join our young peoples housing service in Luton which provides supported accommodation for 16-17 year olds with various needs. This is in an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic team who are determined to help young people reach their potential and move towards independent lives.
Were keen to recruit individuals who care about supporting vulnerable young people to achieve their aspirations and goals, as well as understanding, promoting and embracing our values:
- Putting our residents and service users first
- Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
- Developing passionate and committed teams
- Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety
If you share our values and our passion for supporting young people, wed love you to work for us.
If youre someone who is able to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable young people, respond well in a crisis and work independently, we will give you all the training and support you need to do the role. Well help you develop your capabilities, provide you with exciting opportunities and work with you on your professional development throughout your role.
About the role
Youll be empowering vulnerable young people to lead independent and fulfilling lives with the support of a network of staff, social workers and other professionals. You will hold a caseload of young people and be expected to use a positive approach to support them to develop independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting and building their confidence so they can move on positively when they turn 18. You will also enable them to access education, employment, training opportunities, volunteering as well healthcare services in order to manage their emotional and physical wellbeing.
Supporting young people can often be challenging but incredibly rewarding. Patience, compassion, resilience and creativity will be crucial in this role where you can make a difference to a vulnerable young persons life.
We provide a 24 hour service so you must be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:
- Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service
- Annual bonuses based on satisfactory performance
- Regular reviews of salary and cost of living to ensure you receive above the market salary for the role
- Additional payments for sleep-ins on top of your salary
- An organisational commitment to employee health and wellbeing
- Life assurance of three times your annual salary and a workplace pension scheme
- Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support
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