Plymouth, Devon
£21,000 - £23,300 per annum
Job description
About The Role

Do you have experience or an interest in working in care and/or support? Are you a positive individual that takes pride in their work? If so, we really want to hear from you. 

We are looking for a Youth Development Worker to join our Young Peoples Foyer based in Plymouth on a full time basis.

We are committed to offering short term housing and support to young people aged 16-24 years old who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Our role is to help young people settle from often chaotic lifestyles, start working positively towards employment, education or training, teach them the basic life skills required to live independently and help them resolve some of the issues that brought them into supported housing in the first place.

We are looking for someone who is robust and able to work with this often complex client group to help them address the issues in their lives and move forward onto independence.

This role is being offered on a full time basis, working 37 hours per week on a rolling rota, to include weekend working.  Bandwidth hours will be 8am to 10pm.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About The Candidate

You will be part of a well established team who work with young people at the Foyer. You would be expected to deal with any issues the young people may have and signpost them to the appropriate course of action. Knowledge of benefits and welfare reform is essential.
You will need to have a good understanding of young people’s needs, safeguarding and emotional and mental health issues.
The most important part of this role is to have pride in your work and have a positive attitude, a proactive approach and the confidence to support a diverse range of people.  You will be able to balance your passion and commitment with good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries. 
What we offer:
• Competitive salary • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9% • Death in Service benefit ( 3 x salary) •  26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days • Annual Leave purchase • Family Friendly policies • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover • Employee Assistance Programme • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs  •  Cycle to Work scheme •  Car Benefit scheme • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support • Volunteering days • Discretionary Bonus scheme.

You may have experience or an interest in the following: Care Worker, Charity, Charities, Recovery Worker, Navigator, Support Navigator, Care Navigator, Support Officer, Recovery Coach, Support Mentor, Peer Mentor, Advice Leader, Coach, Service Coordinator, Care Practitioner, Home Care Worker, Voluntary Sector, Care Staff, Community Development, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP or Flexible Working.

About The Company

LiveWest provides over 38,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to build over 6,000 homes in the area over the next five years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility. 
As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone. 

As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please visit our website.
More about LiveWest

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone. 

We own and manage over 37,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Glo... Read more

Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closed date: 17 December 2021
Job ref: 1022
Tags: Support Worker