Young Person's Support Worker
Young Person's Support Worker
£21,000 - £22,077 per annum
Support has many meanings, but it all comes down to one thing; providing help and we’re looking for like-minded people who can guide young people, assist with the issues they face and encourage them to grow.
Adolescence is a time when we learn more about ourselves, the world around us and how we can navigate into adulthood.
Did you wish you had someone to guide you when you were aged between 16-21?
You might have experience as a teaching assistant, youth worker or even volunteering with Young People, wherever your experience comes from, we are keen to hear from you!
Our client's team play a critical role in advocating for their tenants. From liaising with agencies to help them access permanent accommodation to supporting them to access education or employment training, Branching Out do it all. This includes advocating for them in meetings with services.
There’s still time for fun though as you will also support and encourage activities such as football, sports and other pursuits, allowing individuals to find their own hobby or passion because life isn’t just about work and education! As their Support Worker, you’ll be on-hand to motivate the steps into adulthood but also listen to concerns, adapting to challenges quickly and steering individuals back onto their own path.
You’ll be joining a team that provide integral support to young people, positively impacting their growth and helping them to hone their own skills. Today’s world for young people doesn’t need to be bleak and full of worry or fear; together you can help them to see the sun after the rain, dance like no-one is watching and learn from mistakes.
What do you need?
Experience of working with 16 – 21-year-olds is essential, with a good understanding of the pressures young people face today.
Resilience is important, as is patience and an ability to build trust and rapport with individuals. This isn’t just a job; this is a rewarding career where you can be proud to make a difference in someone’s life.
Now down to the extra details!
Working on a rota basis means you will need to be flexible over a 7-day rota. The solo support shifts are either 07:30 – 15:15 or 14:45 – 22:12 and our core project is 08:00 - 15:30 or 14:30 - 22:00. There will be the option to pick up nights on occasion, for which our night enhancement rates will apply.
All successful candidates will be required to take a short numerical and literacy test prior to the interview.
They may close this vacancy early should they receive sufficient interest.
As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates. As part of their LGBT Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace. Male Support Workers are currently under-represented in this area and they particularly welcome suitable applications.
Over to you – apply and show us why you are suitable!