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Children's Home Youth Worker

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Northamptonshire Children's Trust
£20,516 - £22,300
Raven House, Corby
Closing date:
14 July 2022 at midnight
Full Time Permanent Role

£10.43 - £11.33 Hourly rate

37 hours per week with opportunities for additional earning through overtime or unsocial hours

Are you looking for a varied, challenging and rewarding position where you can help and mentor young people?

About the role

Raven House is a five bedded residential home housing young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will work a mixture of early and late shifts and alternative weekends with enhancements paid on top of the basic hourly rate for unsocial hours, Sunday/ Bank Holiday working, standby and sleep ins. There is also an opportunity for overtime.
The role includes supporting with day-to-day life, schoolwork, life skills where applicable, accompanying our Young People to health, education and other appointments. There are also days out to the cinema, shopping or even theme parks and holidays as we try and create positive experiences for our young people. We are a small home so we encourage a “family feel” where possible, this involves eating our meals together, creating positive relationships and supporting our residents through key work.

About You

You need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, patient and flexible amongst other things. You will find it easy to establish and build positive relationships with Young People.
Applicants must be 22 and over (National Minimum Care Standards) and hold a full UK driving licence as you will be accompanying our Young People to appointments or activities.
Experience of working with young people in either a professional or voluntary capacity is desirable, as is evidence of an ongoing interest and commitment to young people.

When we asked our residents what makes a good Residential Care Worker they said “Someone with a personality that you can have a joke with and who smiles. Someone that you can talk to and trust with things, someone that’s understanding.”

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance.
When applying please ensure your supporting statement covers how you fulfil the essential criteria set out in the person specification. You will need to provide a full employment history including any gaps since leaving full time education. See guidance in General Information for Applicants.

About us

The Children's Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils. This provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation.

What we can offer you

A nurturing and supportive environment where staff are given the chance to engage in personal development, training and with ongoing support in addition to:

• Opportunities for career progression

• 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for part time employees)

• Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days full time equivalent (FTE) additional leave based on their weekly contractual working hours in the year (amount reduced for part-time employees proportionate to their contractual working hours)

• Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme

• Employee discount schemes

• Meals are provided whilst on shift

For further information or an informal discussion please contact


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