Senior Youth Support Worker (Children's Home)
£23,213 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Youth Support worker to be based in a children’s residential home in Desborough for a leading provider.
The organisation specialises in working with young people and families and have comprehensive experience in providing specialist, welfare and educational based support, interventions and guidance to children and young people in various settings.
They currently have 19 children's homes in, and around the Midlands area with an age group ranging from 10-18 years. Majority of the young people in their care have complex emotional behavioural difficulties, which can lead to behaviours of concern. They accommodate and care for young people, providing holistic and bespoke care packages to meet individual needs, ensuring effective and positive outcomes.
Responsibilities and Duties
As a Senior Youth Support Worker you will be expected to provide guidance, support and supervision to youth support workers to enable them to complete their role in providing direct care and encouragement to the young people to ensure they achieve their full potential.
The staff working with young people in their care demonstrate tremendous empathy and resilience coping with many challenging situations that require great skill to help and support young people to turn their lives around and improve their life chances and outcomes.
Whilst a highly demanding job it is also extremely rewarding when they achieve success with young people.
Qualifications and Skills
The organisation are committed to providing care staff with a comprehensive induction into this field of work, this will include:
- A modular training programme prior to commencement of role
- Monthly formal professional supervision
- On-going continuous professional development
Previous experience with children or vulnerable adults is required. Experience of managing others, leading a team or individuals would be advantageous. We welcome applicants that we feel have the right characteristics, aptitude, and life skills to work with our young people.
- Previous experience working with young people.
- QCF Level 3 in the children's and young people workforce Qualification (or relevant being undertaken)
- Full UK Drivers Licence
- Live Update DBS
As a residential provision this is a 52 week/24-hour service. You will be required to work a shift pattern which includes early/late shifts and sleep-in duties when required at an additional allowance.
You will be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service enhanced application which will be funded by the organisation. Interviews will take place as assessment days, Right to Work documents will be requested at interview