Post 16 Support Worker Vacancies


Hours: Part-Time and Bank positions available.

Salary: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour starting salary depending on experience. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

Solent Youth Services are currently recruiting.

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people? We are looking for exceptional people to join our friendly team and promote the well-being and success along with self-development of individuals using the services of Solent Youth Services Ltd.

Our team of dedicated, hard-working professionals are passionate about providing accessible, quality support for vulnerable young people. Our emphasis is on trust, respect, confidentiality and compassion.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people who we work with, and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment.

Being part of our team, we will reward your commitment to excellence with a competitive salary based on experience starting from £9.00 - 9.50 p.h.  You will receive all the training and support required for career advancement with regular supervision and mentoring, fast-tracking your pathway to success. Solent Youth Services strongly believes in providing opportunities for their staff to meet their full potential.

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and compassionate Support Workers to join our Post 16 Service based outside of Newport, Isle of Wight. You will take responsibility for the running of the home as a lone worker within a team, supporting young people to develop independent living skills to enable them to live independently in the community.

The position is on a rota basis with shifts covering days, evenings, nights and weekends. As part of our team, you will deliver the highest standards of care, protection and support to Young People by facilitating their physical and psychological development.

Essential Skills:

Our ideal candidate will be a positive and motivated individual with excellent communication skills, helping to guide our young people with general life skills.

Being able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the task and be resilient under pressure would be advantageous skills. Previous experience working in the social care sector or in a support environment would be beneficial but not essential.

All candidates must have a full driving licence and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). The disclosure cost will be met by Solent Youth Services.

Desirable Skills:

Previous experience working with children and young people and an NVQ3 in Childcare are desirable. Solent Youth Services aim to make a difference through compassionate support.  We promote a strong working ethic of being open minded and treating each other with respect; we focus on learning, not blaming; and we are open, honest and have integrity.

Next Step

Interested in this opportunity?  We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities. If you share our team vision and have what it takes to make a real difference, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat about the opportunity please call us on 01983  840268 or email alexandra@solentyouthservices.co.uk to learn more about how working with us may be the best new challenge you have ever accepted!