Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
HIGHTOWN HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Posting date: 12 January 2022
Salary: £13,257 per year
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 26 January 2022
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Company: Hightown Housing Association
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Hemel Hempstead
Youth Support Worker – Young Peoples Housing Service – £13,257 – 22.5 hrs
At Hightown, were a housing charity that builds homes and supports people. In Hemel Hempstead we provide high-quality care and support to young people aged 16 and 24 who are homeless and young mothers and their babies to support them to move on as part of our YPHS service.
Werelooking for agreat new Youth Support Workerto join our team who have the right values, behaviours and attitudes to be the difference.
Who we are looking for
Were keen to recruit individuals who care regardless of qualifications or experience. We care more about you sharing and demonstrating our values, which are:
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, wed love you to work for us.
If youre someone who is able to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable young people, responds well in a crisis and can work independently, we will give you all the training and support you need to do the role including a qualification in health and social care if you dont already have one.
About the role
Youll be empowering young people to lead independent and fulfilling lives with the support of a network of staff, social workers and local authority partners. Youll use a positive approach to support them to develop independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting so they can move into their own accommodation. You will also enable them to access work and educational opportunities and healthcare services. It will be a challenging but rewarding role where you can really be the 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 as well as sleep-ins. You must also have a drivers licence and access to a vehicle.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a benefits package which includes:
Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year ( pro rata for part time), including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
£13,257 per annum
Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary
Annual salary and cost of living review
Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support
Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary
Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
Friendly and supportive team environment
Employee assistance helpline
Mileage paid for car usage
Fully paid DBS
How to Apply
To apply for the position of Youth Support Worker please complete an online application form.
Please see below for a copy of the Youth Support Worker job description.
Closing date: Wednesday 26th January 2022
Hightown is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful candidates will need to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, together with any other relevant recruitment checks.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.
This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process. It also means that if legislative or other requirements change in the future, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us. These matters can be discussed at interview.
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