How to apply
We have presently a fantastic opportunity to join one of our 16+ Homes and make a real difference to our Young People’s live.
St Christopher’s has adopted Social Pedagogy as a way of working throughout the organisation. This approach is based on the belief that all individuals are inherently valuable and have the potential to achieve and make a positive contribution. As such our focus is on the wellbeing of each individual, aiming to provide shared learning experiences to support their growth, often in terms of their ability to live independently.
Our 16+ homes provide accommodation and support to 16-21 year olds. In line with Social Pedagogy these homes are young person led and involve residents in every element of decision making including;
Our aim is to create a bespoke package of support with each individual, based on their goals and working with social services and other external agencies to facilitate support.
We are seeking committed individuals with a passion for working with young people and the creativity to work in an empowering and consultative way with our residents towards achieving their goals.
About the Role
As a Support Worker you will have the opportunity of developing authentic relationships with residents, you will also have responsibility for making sure our residents are safe , providing support, liaison with other professionals and completion of support documents to record information. Throughout the shift you will have the additional support of an on call manager should you have any questions. Further to this you will be involved in team meetings monthly and will also receive monthly supervision.
Applicants should have:
In return we offer:
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
Please when submitting your application, let us know why you would like to work with us and what experience you will bring to the role.
For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please visit our website.
Next Assessment days:
We advise to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.
St Christopher’s is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.