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

 Therapist, Residential & Community Settings
Part-Time – 3 to 4 days pw

£32,00 to 40,000 pro-rata + pension + travel + external clinical supervision 

 We are recruiting an experienced Therapist to emotionally support young people in and leaving the care of their local authority, in both residential and community settings, to help them reach their full potential.

This is achieved through providing 1:1 therapy that meets each young person's needs (here-and-now issues as well as those recorded in their plans), taking account of their background; help them understand and manage the impact of any experience of complex trauma, abuse, or neglect; and help them develop the resilience and skills that prepare them to live independently as an adult.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all.

A typical working day will include up to 4 x 1:1 therapy/support sessions.

Please note that under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 only women are eligible to apply for the position as a large part of the work will take place at our all-female unit.

 Do you have...

  • Experience in working with young people using Art's-based therapies.
  • Skills to identify and act upon signs that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
  • An understanding of how previous experiences and present emotions can be communicated through behaviour and have the competence and skills to interpret these, and to help young people do the same.
  • An understanding of challenges of delivering frontline support.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for continuous professional development. 

 

 

Children & Young People's Practitioners, Residential & Community Settings, Full-Time.

£27,400 to £29,000 pa + benefits

 

Can you make a BIG difference to young people in care?

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all staff. As soon as practicable we'll enrol you on a Diploma programme and give you the time, support and incentives to succeed.

You will lead on plans to support their health, education, social, and day-to-day needs along with a specialist strand of work i.e. promoting sports, culture and arts (SCAs). This is an important and significant role in helping young care leavers thrive and fulfil their potential.

Do you have...

  • Experience of working with young people - e.g. mentoring, coaching, teaching.
  • Key qualities that enable good engagement – e.g. warmth, kindness, humour.
  • Strong values and a commitment to inclusion.
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for professional development.

Please note that only women are eligible to apply for the Residential Practitioner position at our all-female unit, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  

 

 

Children & Young People's Practitioners, Residential (Nights), Full-Time.

£26,400 to £29,000 pa + benefits

 

Can you make a BIG difference to young people in care? 

This is an important and significant role in helping young people in care thrive and fulfil their potential. After completing your probation you will be enrolled on a Diploma programme and given the time, support, and incentives to succeed.

We are recruiting a C&YP Practitioner (Nights) to co-work with other team members in our all-female residential unit for young people in care, aged 16-17 years old.

You'll be responsible for building warm, caring and empowering relationships with young women; supporting their social and emotional development; engaging in evening sports and arts activities; and responding to incidents and accidents.  

The position is exclusively night shift working, 8.30pm to 8.30am, with one other colleague, 3 nights per week, with occasional weekend working.

We are passionate about learning and development and committed to providing an outstanding experience for all Practitioners.

Do you have...

  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Key qualities that enable good engagement - e.g. warmth, kindness, humour.
  • Strong values and a commitment to inclusion.
  • An ability to understand, recognise and respond appropriately to risk.
  • Ambition matched with a desire for professional development.

Please note that only women are eligible to apply for this position, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  

 

If you have any questions regarding these vacancies then please contact Osman Jama, Chief Executive, on 07811 155838

 

 

 

 


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    

For placement enquires and referrals please call: 07811 155838 or 07940 352283

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