Support Worker (OLAC) - Burgess Hill, Crawley & Horsham

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
£21,752 per annum
05 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Support Worker (OLAC)
Burgess Hill, Crawley & Horsham
37.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2021
£21,752 per annum 

We are recruiting a Support Worker to work in our residential accommodation projects for OLAC and UASC young people aged 16 to 21. You will support with the effective day to day operations of the projects, including assisting young people to develop personally and socially in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.

Young people who have been in care experience significant social and economic inequalities. You are expected to utilise a variety of approaches to enable residents to reach their full potential. This will include solution focused, motivational interviewing and restorative justice approaches. 
The position comes with excellent benefits, including training opportunities, 5.4 weeks annual leave (plus bank holiday entitlement), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
You will need substantial experience of working within a supported housing or residential housing project, and experience of working with vulnerable clients with complex needs. You will need to be able to deal with chaotic and challenging behaviour appropriately.
You will need to be able to maintain accurate records of contact with residents, through recording onto a database, incident reporting forms, and safeguarding reporting 
The position involves working on a rota, including some weekends, evenings and early mornings. 

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 9am

Interviews date: To be confirmed


Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or email or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.