Position title
Youth Support Workers x 3 (Havant, Gosport and Portsmouth)
Description

JOB TITLE:            Youth Support Workers (Havant, Gosport and Portsmouth)

HOURS:                  37.5 hours per week

REPORTING TO:    Service Manager of Community Based team

LOCATION:           Motiv8 offices in Havant, Gosport or Portsmouth

SALARY:                £22,063 - £29,152 per annum

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent

Responsibilities

Motiv8 is a vibrant local youth charity, which supports young people and their families. Our work takes place in the heart of the community, with teams based in Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham. Motiv8 teams deliver a range of free services including; family support, youth mentoring, wellbeing provision, targeted group work, youth clubs, detached street based youth work, employability support and alternative learning. Our vision is to create safer communities where young people feel inspired and empowered to reach their potential, and thrive.

We are looking for 3 experienced Youth Support Workers for our vibrant Havant and Gosport teams. The teams deliver a range of services from our dedicated young people’s centre’s, including young people’s mentoring support, family work, targeted group work and community based provision such as youth hubs and detached street based provision. You will be part of a community team, offering a varied programme of activities and opportunities to support young people’s personal, social and emotional development.

Qualifications

What we are looking for

 

About you:

 

  • Passion for supporting and empowering young people
  • Creativity and solution focused thinking
  • Respectful, honesty and integrity
  • Ability to be adaptable, approachable and flexible
  • High commitment to continuous professional practice and to continually look for ways to improve
  • Be able to learn from experiences
  • Be able to work collaboratively

 

Motiv8 is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate for the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

 

We would welcome applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including: black, Asian and minority ethnic communities those who identify as LGBTQ+ those living with a disability.

Job Benefits

What we offer:

 

In return for your hard work, we offer:

 

  • Annual leave: 24 days for the first 5 years increasing to 27 days after 5 years and additional holiday for further long service
  • Holiday purchase scheme to provide additional flexibility.
  • Pension contribution of 3%
  • Continued wellbeing and welfare support to staff, through regular supervision, appraisals, staff feedback and access to support networks and 24 hour counselling access through the company Employee Assistance Program.
  • A comprehensive training package, to provide you with personal and professional development and to support your continuous professional development
  • Thorough induction into core modules of work, providing you with a solid grounding in the field
  • Job role progression routes through a company competency framework
  • A challenging but rewarding work environment where you can make a difference
  • A value driven culture that focuses on the employee and their needs
  • Positive work culture – holding an Investors in People Platinum accreditation
Contacts

To apply for this role, please visit our recruitment portal and upload your CV and covering letter, making sure that you outline your experience and knowledge of the following 3 areas:

 

  • Experience of working with children and young people and/or understanding of young persons needs
  • Experience of working collaboratively
  • Experience of measuring and evaluating progress

 

Link to recruitment portal

 

To see the full application pack for this role, please click here

 

The closing date for this role is midday on  5 July 2024

Interviews are expected to take place on 29 and 30 July 2024

 

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Marina Tuck marina.tuck@motiv8south.org.uk.

 

Safeguarding statement and pre-employment checks

 

At Motiv8, we are fully committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of our clients at all times.  As part of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, all of our employees and volunteers will be expected to comply.  All successful applicants will be required to complete the following pre-employment screening checks:

 

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of a minimum of 2 references (one to be from most recent employer)
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check)
Employment Type
Full-time
Duration of employment
Permanent
Job Location
Working Hours
37.5 hours per week
Base Salary
£22063-£29152
Date posted
June 12, 2024
Valid through
July 5, 2024
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