Young Persons Support and Progression Worker (Staying Close)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/12/2023 23:59
£33,945 - £37,336 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information
Are you a Qualified Social Worker? Do you like to work with young people? Do you want to support young people leaving residential care to move into independence? If so, an amazing and unique opportunity has arisen at Your Homes Newcastle!

We are looking for a Young Persons Support and Progression Worker to join our team.

Fixed term until March 2025

The Role: We have an exciting opportunity in our Support & Progression services following a successful joint bid with Newcastle City Council to the Department for Education (DFE) to deliver a ‘Staying Close’ service to young people. We are looking to appoint a Young Persons Support & Progression Worker as part of the Staying Close project.

The successful worker will act as a mentor to young people who are leaving residential care and will have demonstrable experience in developing positive relationships with young people. The successful worker will provide proactive support to ensure young people have the skills to do things for themselves, developing their abilities and confidence and helping them to overcome any barriers to living independently.

The Person: You will be an experienced Social Worker with a current Social Work England registration who is passionate about supporting young people on their journey to independence. You should have experience of providing excellent person-centred support to young people on a one to one basis to assess their needs and agree a plan for support.

You will be a strengths focused, committed and passionate Social Worker who has experience of working in a psychologically informed way to help overcome any barriers to engagement or progression.

We are looking for Social Workers who have experience of working positively and proactively with young people, family and professionals, to meet agreed goals. Work flexibly across the City, including carrying out home visits.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact (Kirstin Adamson at kirstin.adamson@yhn.org.uk) or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

Why work for us
As well as a competitive salary, we offer:
• Access to Local Government Pension
• 25 days leave
• Agile working
• Flexi-time
• Staff network groups
• Occupational health with free counselling service
• Staff surveys and shout out platform to have your say
• And more

We promote staff health and wellbeing and are committed to making YHN an amazing workplace where people feel valued, supported and have a voice. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

More about us Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) is an arms’ length management organisation (ALMO) responsible for the management of over 24,000 Newcastle homes owned by Newcastle City Council and an additional 700 homes owned by Leazes Homes.

We are one of the largest property management organisations in the region and our passion is creating great places where people can be proud to live, and our ambition is to be ‘first for housing’.

As an ALMO, we work in partnership with Newcastle City Council and are currently undergoing a strategic housing review. This review is to ensure that we continue to strive to improve people’s lives by ensuring we have the right number, type and quality of homes in Newcastle, and that our services meet the needs and aspirations of our current and future residents.

Now we want to hear from you… If you’re Revolutionary in your thinking, Amazing at what you do, Ready for a challenge and Energetic while doing it all, we want to speak to you!

To chat about these posts, please contact Kirstin Adamson (Support and Progression Manager) by email kirstin.adamson@yhn.org.uk

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

The successful applicant will not commence in their role until satisfactory DBS clearance is obtained.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be social work qualified to apply for this post. We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your Northeast Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.