Youth Worker - Independent Living

12 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Passion, Patience, Partnership, Persistence and Diligence

Key2 is a leading, dynamic and innovative housing and support project for young people leaving care. We blend the stability of the voluntary and statutory sectors with the speed, flexibility and dynamism of a private enterprise. We aim to provide a relaxed and fun approach where young people feel safe, valued and cared for.

We currently have over 120 staff and house and support more than 300 young people in 22 teams across the UK.

We have several opportunities available in the Staffordshire area to work with young people leaving care, supporting them in their own homes. We can offer flexible shifts and hours to suit you, with a competitive salary, including opportunities for overtime and some enhanced payment.


We are looking for caring, enthusiastic and committed support workers to join our successful team.


You will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a car.


???Support workers will receive a full induction, support and ongoing training from the friendly Key2 team. We will invest in you and your future and you will have the opportunity to complete a QCF3 qualification and develop your skills further. This will put you on a progression path for the next step in your career with us.


???Support workers come from different backgrounds and often have experience and skills gained in a variety of roles and environments. If you think you have transferable skills and the drive to help young people fulfill their potential, then we would love to hear from you.

About you

Support workers must be non-judgmental, empathetic and understand the changing needs of young people leaving care and the challenges they face. You must be practical and flexible and able to respond to a variety of situations. This will require you to work in a trauma-informed way, demonstrating our ethos of patience, passion, persistence, partnership and diligence.

Support workers will need basic IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines. You'll be able to communicate on different levels both verbally and in writing, and have good life skills.


Benefits of working for us:

Competitive salary, including opportunities for overtime and some enhanced payments

Flexible shifts and hours

Employer's pension

Employee Assistance Programme

25 days Annual Leave - pro rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays)

Dedicated learning and development programmes, including fully funded QCF Level 3 for support workers

Rewarding work helping young people reach their potential

Friendly, small passionate teams with a pleasant, supportive working environment

Free DBS check

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