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Young People Coach (Support Worker)

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Swindon, Wiltshire
£11,784 per annum (FTE: £23,568 per annum)
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

Job Details

X 2 Permanent, Part Time (20 hours per week)

Benefits: Pro rata holidays with the option to trade and buy more *Health plan *Discounts in high street shops including technology and cycle to work scheme *No weekend working *Casual dress code *Local and national training opportunities

Stonewater, a place to be yourself

Do you want to work for a company that encourages you to bring your whole self to work? Do you want to work with a team that truly puts the customers at the heart of everything they do? If the answers are yes, then Stonewater is the place for you.

The Swindon Foyer / Swindon Outreach have an excellent opportunity for you to become a Young People Support Worker, where you will be empowered an encouraged to coach our customers to reach their full potential. Your unique skills and attributes will be used to support customers on a day-to-day basis, allowing them to gain employment, education and independence.

A typical day as a Young People Support Worker (known by us as Coach);

  • Using the Outcome Star to create support plans with your customers
  • Carrying out risk assessments, support planning, actions and goals setting and regular reviews
  • Helping customers with day to day tasks such as budgeting and meal planning
  • Helping customers with finances and benefits
  • Assisting customers to source education, training and employment opportunities
  • Supporting customers to successfully maintain their tenancy by monitoring rent payments and room cleanliness.

You will bring;

  • Passion to support our customers to live their best life, working collaboratively with an eye for detail.
  • We understand that not everyone has all the experience we’d like so if you have a “can do” positive attitude and a zest for supporting people, the rest we can teach you!
  • We’d like experience of creating person-centred support plans and supporting colleagues to work to the plans
  • You’ll have the ability to work using your initiative, remaining calm under pressure and have a resilient approach.

If you’re new to our sector, tell us about your transferrable skills in your cover letter

Our Team at The Swindon Foyer / Swindon Outreach

We are really proud of The Swindon foyer and Swindon outreach and of our customers and we are passionate about what we do. We are a very supportive team, who also welcome a bit of banter and chocolate biscuits to share at team meetings!

Job Details

  • We are a 24 hour service, but you will not overnight. You will be required to join a shift pattern with hours between the hours of 8am-9pm, from Monday to Sunday
  • You will need to be confident using technology for creating and updating support plans, collaborating with colleagues and completing online training
  • You will need an enhanced DBS check done and Stonewater do pay for this.

Stonewater encourage and empower all colleagues to bring their whole self to work. As part of this we have many internal diversity networks, peer groups and allies that help us all to work together and be our best.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market.

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and working towards accreditation for becoming a Disability Confident Leader, which allows us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleagues. We have also achieved accreditation for being an Advanced Employer for Investing in Ethnicity Maturity Matrix. We are committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and working towards accreditation our Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

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Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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