Youth Support Worker - Nottingham (Permanent)

Youth Support Worker - Nottingham (Permanent) Ilkeston, England

Safe Haven Accommodation
Full Time Ilkeston, England 28230 - 33170 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job Title: Youth Support Worker

Permanent Contract: £28,230 per annum 35 hours per week plus two sleeps per week

Optional overtime available with earning potential £33,170 or more!

What is Safe Haven Accommodation?

Safe Haven is a family business working in partnership with Local Authorities and our excellent team to deliver quality support to empower young people, predominantly aged 16 to 18, to develop the skills they need to become independent.

In 2023 were going for Ofsted registration, and we would like to take you on that journey with us.

Our philosophy is to support our Young People to achieve their full potential in life, giving them the prospect of a brighter future.

The Role

In this role, you will be working closely with young people, colleagues, and professionals to promote young peoples welfare. You will support young people to complete activities to promote their independence and ensure any concerns are recorded and reported. Safeguarding will be at the forefront of everything you do.

Your duties will be varied and rewarding, including but not limited to:

  • Engaging young people in activities

  • Encouragement and development of life skills such as budgeting, attending appointments and finances
  • Working towards positive outcomes regarding emotional needs, employment, education, training, mental health
  • Developing healthy lifestyles building trust, socialising, showing empathy, healthy living
  • Safeguarding young people and protecting from harm
  • Reading and updating risk assessments
  • Reporting any concerns in relation to child protection
  • Ensuring all documents and reports are completed
  • Attending relevant meetings with professionals such as social workers
  • Providing a positive, welcoming and stimulating environment for young people

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for confident people who are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

In short - if you are someone who will take pride in supporting young people to live happy and fulfilling lives then this position could be for you!

  • A patient, supportive and caring nature
  • A positive person
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • A good understanding and awareness of safeguarding issues
  • Able to stay calm in challenging situations
  • Commitment to achieving positive outcomes for young people
  • Comfortable both lone-working and with other team members

Why work for Safe Haven?

  • Permanent contract
  • Support from Team Leaders, Team Managers and On-call (24/7 support)
  • Fully funded Level 4 apprenticeship qualifications (permanent staff)
  • Market leading sleep shift rate of £89.10 per sleep
  • Single place of work per shift (not multiple locations per day)
  • Overtime regularly available if desired
  • Generous mileage contributions
  • Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • Full induction training including shadow shifts prior to going on shift
  • Training updates and development offered
  • Paperless environments
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Bonus Scheme of £300 per hire for recommendation and £100 for the new staff member
  • Annual leave allowance increasing during length of service

Applicants must be aged 22 years or above - this is due to the nature of the role and therefore exempt from schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

Safe Haven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In line with The Asylum and Immigration Act 2006, we will only accept applications from candidates who have the legal right to work in the UK.

Safe Haven Accommodation is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion.


Youth Support Worker - Nottingham (Permanent)
Safe Haven Accommodation
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Private
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