Young Persons Support and Progression Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/07/2022 23:59
£30,095 - £33,486 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:
20 Jul
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.

Our business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

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:
There are 2 exciting opportunities which have arisen within our Young People’s Support & Progression Services. These posts will be delivering services to young people who are at risk of homelessness and who are leaving local authority care and support then with resettlement and successful independent living. The post holder will have the responsibility for delivering practical and emotional support to young people, in need of housing, while work closely with internal and external partners.

The roles include:
Assessing the needs of young people who are referred to our service and addressing these needs through advice, advocacy and support on a wide range of issues. For example
• Preparing for independent living
• Applying for housing
• Managing your own?home and bills
• Moving into supported accommodation
• Accessing training or employment
• Emotional & physical wellbeing
• Drugs & alcohol support
• Parenting & relationships
• Getting involved in your community

As a Young Persons Support & Progression Worker, you will provide housing related support to vulnerable young people on a one-to-one basis. This includes providing practical support to access, set up and sustain a tenancy, help with access to welfare benefits, assistance with debt issues, help customers to maintain independent living, become a successful part of their community and look at future aspirations.

The Person:
You will have a Social Work degree or equivalent qualification in Social Work (CQSW, CSS, DIPSW) and have a current registration with Social Work England (SWE).

Show emotional intelligence in dealing with the multiple needs of customers. Passionate about working with vulnerable customers 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 customers. Ability to support customers 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 customers are safe by adhering to safeguarding procedures, relevant legislation and policies, taking a multi-agency approach.

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 Rachel Devine on M: 07971046035 or email rachel.devine@yhn.org.uk

References will be requested prior to interview for all roles requiring DBS clearance. 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.