At Connection Support, our team of staff members and volunteers work alongside people to overcome life’s challenges, with the goals of solving homelessness and achieving independence. We do this through our values of empowerment, collaboration, compassion and taking a personalised approach in all aspects of our work.
We are recruiting a full-time Case Youth Worker, who understands what it takes to motivate and encourage young people so they can live independently through tailored support.
What You will be Doing
Acting as a role model, you understand that the young people you are supporting could have difficult days. You will provide a caring, supportive, and nurturing environment in which they can feel secure and safe from harm.
Building positive relationships with young people, you will support to address any difficulties, liaise with families or health professionals, support to retain or obtain accommodation, and promote independent living skills, e. g budgeting, employment, cooking, cleaning, and self-care ensuring people reach their full potential.
You will be required to attend meetings, update case notes, support plans, outcomes, action plans and risk assessments, of which full training will be provided. There is also an element of phone support you will need to provide to cover the on-call service, which is paid on top of your salary and training is provided.
What you will need
You’re an empathetic person, who understands sometimes all people need is for someone to listen, you have patience in motivating people to achieve their goals and are adaptable to situations that can change. You also have no problem getting stuck in, taking part in activities, and supporting people to access resources and events.
You will have experience of working with either young people, mental health, or complex needs, good knowledge of using IT systems to keep up-to-date records. Ideally, you will have knowledge of support planning, developing action plans and risk assessments, however full training will be provided.
Above all, you are passionate about making a difference, and have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and you want to work in an environment where the work can be challenging, fun and rewarding.
The role will support our clients in Buckinghamshire. Therefore a drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential, mileage and travel time is paid.
This role is permanent with a salary scale from £22,675 to £25,380 per annum, working 37.5 hours per week, working Monday to Friday with some flexibility required on occasion to support the needs of the young people.
If you are interested in joining this amazing organisation and making a difference, then please do get in touch.
Closing date will be at 10.00 on Friday 8th December 2023, with interviews being confirmed on application.
We reserve the right to close this advert early, once we have received sufficient applications,
Why work for us?
We are committed to being a proactively inclusive organisation and ensuring good EDEI practice is embedded in the workplace culture, and that everyone who interacts with Connection Support is valued, treated with respect, and has a positive experience.
We have been named as one of the top 10 charities to work for in the UK by Best Companies. The wonderful people at Connection Support are committed to supporting everyone in our society to become safely and sustainably housed, and to live as independently as possible, so you will be joining an organisation that makes a difference to its communities and will also support your development, offer extensive training, and truly value your dedication and commitment.
We also offer 30 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), plus bank holidays, sick pay, and an enhanced benefits package which includes cover on health benefits, the ability to sell a week’s annual leave, eco travel incentives, childcare discounts, retail discounts and much more.
Connection Support is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Connection Support is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our work force. Our aim is that our team is truly representative of all sections of society. We ask if you could take a few minutes of your time to fill in the Diversity form (link below). The information provided will be used for statistical and monitoring purposes only.