Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/11/2023 23:59
£30,296 - £33,024 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Nov
Further Information
At YHN, our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits. These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Roles:
We have an exciting opportunity within our Young Person’s Supported Accommodation, for 2 Support Workers to join the team.

2 posts: 1 x permanent post, 1 x fixed term (18 months) delivering person centred housing related support to young people living in supported accommodation. This will include providing practical support to set up and sustain a tenancy, help with access to benefits and assistance with debt issues. Provide emotional support and work with young people, their families, professionals, and other key individuals to meet their needs. Help young people maintain independent living, access, and feel part of their community. Support young people to look at their future aspirations and give them the opportunity to thrive.

The Person:
Show emotional intelligence in dealing with the multiple needs of young people. Passionate about working with vulnerable young people to improve their lives. Have good IT skills and be diplomatic, assertive and able to work collaboratively with a wide range of groups to achieve best practice outcomes for young people. Ability to support young people who might struggle to regulate their emotions and engage with services through an understanding psychological and trauma informed approaches. Work flexibly across the City, including carrying out home visits. Ability to ensure young people are safe by adhering to safeguarding procedures, relevant legislation and policies, taking a multi-agency approach.

At YHN we are committed to being a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) that prioritises its relationships with customers and invests in staff learning and development. We are in the process of rolling out a comprehensive workforce development plan in partnership with Aneemo a national leader in PIE and trauma informed practice with more than 350 frontline staff and managers being enrolled. PIE provides a framework for us to all use that determines our language and approach when communicating and engaging with customers, building on the good practice that already exists within our housing and support services.

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 Gillian Costigan on email gillian.costigan@yhn.org.uk  

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 North East 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.