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Job Reference: 5533
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: Children's Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £17,602 - £19,155
Location: Worksop
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 26/05/2017

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Youth Support Worker

Meadow View House, Worksop, S80 1NF

Salary range £17,602 - £18,966 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

Due to expansion we have further opportunities available for Youth Support Worker

As a leading provider of residential Children’s Homes in Nottingham, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Worcestershire our aim is to empower young people to enable them to make positive changes. We also aim for our young people to enhance their existing skills and develop new ones, improve their educational ability and aspirations for the future.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to support and care for young people in the home. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest or experience in supporting young people and clear written/verbal communication.  This is an opportunity to develop a career in support work, work towards a QCF level 3 qualification and join a professional team to provide high level care to young people.

Job Outline:

Responsible for the supervision of young people at a Children’s Home providing advice, care and stability for the young people ensuring they are treated equally and provided with equal opportunities on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate to the young people the value of education, care and development to achieve better outcomes
  • Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and advice.
  • Define structures and boundaries of behaviour to young people, acting as a positive role model, so they understand daily routines expected.
  • Produce, maintain and distribute house paperwork to ensure relevant information is recorded accurately and is available.
  • Control and analyse the young people’s behaviour to encourage them to participate in a positive structured routine.
  • Create and produce activities to occupy and develop young people in order that they gain life skills and education on an informed basis
  • Maintain knowledge of and apply the relevant legislative, contractual and inspection framework requirements.
  • Provide basic advice and skills to young people on managing their finances and other everyday life skills.

The Ideal Candidate:

Key Competencies

  • Supporting and working with others
  • Acting Professionally
  • Dealing with Changing Circumstances
  • Sharing & Co-operating


Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability and commitment to complete QCF Level 3 Children and Young People qualification
  • Have a Full UK Driving License or willing to use public transport to reach all locations at various hours.


  • Experience of monitoring service delivery and meeting short term objectives
  • Residential or non-residential care experience


This job involves working with children who have complex and challenging behaviours.  This position is shift work and follows a residential rota to include weekends and sleep in duties.  Additional payments are made for sleep in duties.

The salary for this post ranges from £17,602 - £18,966 dependant on experience and qualifications.

Other benefits include:

  • Staff benefits scheme
  • Employer contribution pension
  • 4 weeks annual leave and time off in lieu of bank holidays
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Regular supervisions, reviews of career and training needs/aspirations
  • Further benefits


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Children’s Homes Regulations and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide details of your full employment and education history for the as part of the security screening process for this role.

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


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