Residential Youth Support Worker

9 June 2022
£19,850 - £21,836 / year

Job Description

This vacancy is open to applicants who are currently unemployed in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Way2Work is a fully funded ESF project run by Futures and its partners with the aim of supporting unemployed people into sustainable employment.

Futures For Business are advertising this vacancy on behalf of Homes2Inspire

About the Role

The successful applicant will act as a corporate parent to the children we care for, helping them thrive in their day to day lives. Duties include; school runs, activities such as shopping or taking them to swimming lessons, cooking and providing these young people with a warm and nurturing home environment.

We are looking for individuals who:

· Have the passion and drive to improve the lives of children

· Desire and are willing to learn and develop new skills

· Are resilient and able to support our children and young people in their most difficult times

· Are a great role model

– Must have 5 GCSE’s or equivalent.

– You must be flexible as you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays as and when required plus sleep in’s. 

A full UK Driving Licence is essential to support with school runs and activities. You will also have to be 22 year of age and older (due to the nature of the job).

Previous experience within this field would be advantageous, however this is not essential. We welcome applicants that we feel have the right characteristics, aptitude, and life skills to work with our young people.

Please note successful applicants with a QCF Level 3 will enter the business at a higher salary. No QCF Level 3? No Problem! Homes2Inspire will cover the cost of QCF training for all of our current employees, which you must complete during the first two years of employment.

Career Progression

Due to our rapidly expanding business, career progression is a guarantee for the right candidate. We offer succession planning for our employees and help guide them through their Support Worker role into more senior positions within the company.

What We Can Offer You

We realise in order to provide the best care for our children and young people, we need to have the best staff!

Here at Homes2Inspire, we invest in our people. All successful candidates are offered internal and external training, free of charge throughout their employment.

Your starting salary may increase following your probationary period, and again upon completion of your first year in service. Your salary will also be subject to annual reviews, and increases awarded once employees have passed their QCF qualification.

The work undertaken by our dedicated team is invaluable to us, we have ensured our thanks is communicated in a generous benefits package:

– 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)

– Auto enrolment pension scheme

– Life assurance

– Shopping discounts

– Cinema discounts

– Holiday discounts

Please Note all successful candidates will be subject to a vetting process in line with safer recruitment, which include a DBS check, Right to Work checks and reference checks.

About the Company

At Homes2Inspire, we are passionate about what we do. As one of the country’s top Children’s Home providers, we strive for excellence in the care we provide, ensuring our children and young people are ready for the next stages of life. Housing over 100 children, we have 27 homes across the country and are a provider of choice for local authorities.

We are currently offering fantastic opportunities for passionate individuals to work in a rapidly expanding company who specialise in working with the most incredible children and young people.

Homes2Inspire Ltd are proud to be a part of Shaw Trust Group, a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.