Bank Youth Support Worker

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Posted: 9 November 2021

Expiration Date: 9 November 2022

Location: Various locations throughout Oxfordshire (City, West Oxfordshire & Cherwell, South Oxfordshire & Vale)

The Bank Youth Support Worker provides high-quality support to the Young People within our Supported Accommodation service. You will passionately believe in the potential of all young people to achieve their goals. The job will be to actively listen and respond, to the needs, dreams and ideas young people bring to the table. You will find opportunities that can inspire young people to step outside their comfort zone, helping them to develop new behaviours and skills which enable Young People to move into independent living.

Bank Youth Support Workers do not have fixed contracted hours, but work flexible hours to cover times when staff cover is required.

You will take a trauma-informed approach for young people, and will promote self-development and enable young people to turn adversity into their strengths and assets.

Youth work approaches will be adopted within our service, which means;

  1. You will listen to, and are be by, the needs, ambitions and assets of the young person
  2.  You will advocate for and champion young people’s ability to learn the skills needed to transition into adulthood, happy, positive and healthy.
  3.  Being, above all else, a reliable, consistent and aspirational role model for these young people. You will exercise clear and professional boundaries in the same way to every young person. This creates safety, respect and trust and is paramount to success.

You will receive high-quality training to ensure they feel confident and motivated to help build skills in emotional literacy, emotional regulation, de-escalating conflict, Mental Health First Aid, Safeguarding (Children and Adults) physical wellbeing, financial empowerment, creativity and group skills. This is an example of the training which will be available and is not exhaustive.

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