Children's Home Youth Worker - Relief

11 £
Date Placed 11 January


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

Arnold House is a five bedded residential home housing young people with autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. 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 and sleep ins.

The role includes supporting with day-to-day life, personal care, life skills where applicable and accompanying our Young People to appointments. There are also days out shopping , Trampolining , swimming 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.

These posts are zero hours contracts providing cover/relief for existing staff and is a great first step into a new career. Shifts include weekend and evening working and successful candidates should be available to work at short notice.

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities

A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions

Local government Pension Scheme

Employee Discount Schemes

Opportunities for career progression and a gateway into full time work or new career

Flexible hours

Meals are provided whilst on shift

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 hold a full UK driving licence, as you will be accompanying our Young People to appointments or activities.

Experience of working with young people with Autism in either a professional or voluntary capacity is desirable, as is evidence of an ongoing interest and commitment to young people.

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.

For more information about the role or to arrange an informal chat please contact Owen.Phillips@nctrust.co.uk

About us

Northamptonshire 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 and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation.<br><br>Moulton