Working
with us

 

We believe that it’s the quality of the people who work with us that sets us apart – their energy, commitment, skills and burning desire to make a difference to young people’s lives.

We value our staff, invest in them and promote improvement and we're small enough to give you a real chance to influence and achieve.

 

Professional development opportunity

At Young Futures we are committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our young people and we invest in our staff to ensure they are appropriately qualified.  To deliver on our commitment we support all our full-time staff to complete the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Diploma.

This Ofsted recognised qualification is considered the gold standard for practitioners. To help you achieve this we offer a personal tutor, dedicated study time and a £1,000 study bonus.

 

 

Current career opportunities

 

 

We’re looking for kind, energetic, passionate and fun individuals who love a challenge, have some experience of working with young people and want to make a big difference

Children and Young People Practitioner, Nights  (residential setting)

The job

We are looking for Youth Support Workers to work in pairs overnight at our 9-bed residential unit Yvonne House, in South East London. This all-female therapeutic home is a place where young women are supported emotionally, socially, practically and financially to greater independence and confidence. We want young people to leave Yvonne House with hope for themselves and their futures. 

This is a 'waking night' position where staff are required to be awake all night to support young people and respond to incidents.  There is an opportunity for each member of staff to sleep in beds provided for up to 4hrs per night if there are no incidents and the other member of staff on shift is awake.

We have three positions available, start date October/November.

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 5th October 2021, 5pm

Interviews: w/c 11th October 2021

 Do you have...

  • Experience of working with young people – eg. mentor, coach, teaching assistant, youth/community work, mental health, volunteering
  • A commitment to making a difference to young people in care
  • Share our values and a similar commitment to inclusive working
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk

Children and Young People Practitioner (Community Setting)

The job 

We are looking for two Youth Support Workers to work collaboratively as part of a team, along-side other youth support workers, therapists and team managers.

Through ‘lone working’ you will build warm, trusting, and boundaried relationships with young people, providing one-to-one support, advice and guidance and leading on the coordination of other support services.

You will be part of a wider team responsible for delivering accommodation, support and therapy to over thirty care-leavers and young mothers in stand-alone flats in a community setting. 

We have two positions available, one starting in October and one in December.

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 5th October 2021, 5pm

Interviews: w/c 11th October 2021

 Do you have...

  • Experience of working with young people – eg. mentor, coach, teaching assistant, youth/community work, mental health, volunteering
  • A commitment to making a difference to young people in care
  • Share our values and a similar commitment to inclusive working
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and secondary trauma
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk

 

How to apply

Please complete the relevant application form and our equal opportunities monitoring form here

Children and Young People Practitioner, Nights - click here for job description and here for an application form

Children and Young People Practitioner, Community Setting - click here for job description and here for an application form

 

 

 

 

 


Investor in People

Young Futures is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We value the importance of determining the right strategy, keeping everyone on board, enhancing our management practices and continuously evaluating what’s working or needs further improvement.

We deliver services in an increasingly competitive, rapidly changing sector with limited resources.

For us, the effective development of our collective talents and career prospects is the only way we can ensure sustained growth and competitive advantage.

 

 

Inclusion and Equality

We are committed to embedding inclusive practices, promoting equality and valuing diversity in all of our activities. We understand and acknowledge the positive benefits that this commitment will bring to the young people we support, our staff and our partner organisations.

We are striving to be an employer of choice for all and take measures to ensure that Young Futures is attracting recruits from the most skilled and committed people regardless of their background. Whilst we can already be proud of some examples of excellent practice, we are not complacent and recognise that we can always do better.

For 2020-21 we have set ourselves a number of challenging but achievable targets in our new Inclusion and Equality Action Plan.

 

 

 

 

Salary & Benefits 

We believe all staff should be paid well for work that delivers excellent services and changes the lives of young people in and leaving care.

As a result we offer:


  • Competitive Sector Salary (including options to flex working hours up or down) + Work Related Travel + Pension Contribution
  • Generous Annual Leave - 37 Days pro-rata, including Bank Holidays.
  • Wellbeing Budget (£25 per month for all staff to encourage self-care)
  • Monthly wellbeing time
  • Training and Support – online modules, group training and personal training budget
  • Line Management and Therapeutic 1:1 Supervision, and Therapeutic Group Supervision monthly
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

 

Young Futures CIC

info@youngfutures.org.uk 127 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6EE

Community Interest Company No: 5962550    

Yvonne House duty 24/7  Tel: 07896 102 842
Community out-of-hours on-call Monday to Friday 5pm to 9am,  weekends and bank holidays Tel: 07435 964 589