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

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
£21,752 per annum
26 Jul 2018
16 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Support Worker (OLAC)
Burgess Hill, Crawley & Horsham
37.5 hours per week
£21,752 per annum 

We are recruiting a Support Worker to work in our residential accommodation projects for Older Looked After Children (OLAC) and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) young people aged 16 to 21.

The role includes delivering one to one sessions and groups work sessions to assist residents to develop personally and socially in order that they grow in confidence and move towards independence.

You will carry a case load of young people and to engage them in effective support planning, working towards tailored goals so they can work towards positive outcomes.

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 must be able to de-escalate volatile situations and to manage challenging behaviour appropriately.

You should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young people; and will be required to juggle tasks to ensure the safe running of the project and safeguarding of residents.

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: Friday 17th August 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.