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Youth Support Worker

Origin Housing
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Youth Support Worker - Based Gough Street WC1X - Shift rota (9am – 9pm) with possible occasional weekendsApply now

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  Salary £28148pa About the Vacancy Youth Support Worker 


Origin – Great homes, positive people and strong communities  




An inspiring past and a bright future 


A home is the essential foundation for a good quality of life, so what we do every day really matters to the wellbeing of our communities.  Here at Origin, we trace our roots back almost 100 years, building and managing high quality homes as well as providing support services and housing for those who are most vulnerable in London and Hertfordshire.  We work to provide safe, decent affordable homes and support for individuals and communities. 


Focused on our residents, our driving ambition is to provide services that make people’s lives easier, and homes and communities they can be proud to live in.  We are ‘not for profit’ and reinvest all our surpluses back into our varied and vibrant neighbourhoods. 




The role – Youth Support Worker 


As a Youth Support Worker you will  deliver a high quality and effective support service to young people which promotes the independence, wellbeing, and inclusion of service users, in accordance with Origin Housing policies and procedures, operating as part of a team on a flexible shift basis which includes some lone working.  


This is a rewarding and exciting position – responsible for building relationships and trust both internally with your colleagues and the young people you support and externally with the Camden Pathway Leaving Care Team and partner organisations. 


What you’ll do 


You will  


Take responsibility for the provision of a high quality support service to young people who are Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Minors, under the guidance of the Team Leader and Service Manager. 


Hold a caseload of young people and deliver support to them on an individual and group basis promoting customer involvement at all times. 


Keep up-to-date and accurate records of needs assessments, risk assessments, support plans, outcomes, and case notes. 


Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, physical/sexual/mental health, police, education, youth offending teams, substance misuse and local authorities. 


Maintain the health and safety of the building- arranging for repairs to communal areas and related fixtures & fittings, keeping bin areas, entrances, corridors, and the office tidy, controlling security to the building. Carrying out essential fire safety checks and fire alarm testing on a rota basis.  


Support young people to deal with anti-social behaviour, incidents, and neighbour disputes. 


What you’ll need 


We’re looking for someone who has:  


- A motivational approach 


- Collaboration is highly important; you’ll need to demonstrate your experience of working effectively within a team. 


 - We work closely with the Camden Pathway Team and external services; you’ll need experience of successful partnership working and communication. 


- You will need good understanding of safeguarding young people, risk assessment and management of incidents. 


- We move things forward and get things done; you’ll need experience of using your initiative and managing challenging situations and behaviour. 


- You’ll need to be a confident communicator across all channels but, specifically, you’ll need experience of maintaining up to date written records, support plans and risk assessments. 


Our Values 


Our core values are at the heart of how we work 


Take the lead 


Create energy 


Build trust 


Be generous 


Stay grounded 


Remember the little things 




We're committed to the wellbeing of our people and in creating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.  




Our benefits to you 


Origin’s ways of working make it easier for you to balance work and home life.  You will benefit from flexible working which offers you the opportunity to work from where you are most effective, with the technology and equipment you need, as well as access to flexible space for collaborative working. 


A generous 25-day holiday allowance plus bank holidays, that increases with time, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave 


2 additional ‘giving something back’ volunteer days 


A pension scheme with contributions from 4% of your salary  


Family leave, compassionate leave and enhanced maternity pay 


Simply Health cash plan providing money back when you spend on health appointments including physiotherapy, dental and opticians 


Interest free loans to help spread the cost of a season ticket or another big purchase 


Annual staff conference, team away days and annual team meal allowance 


Access to Perk Box for fantastic savings on everyday purchases and much more 


Free employee assistance programme  


Opportunities to join staff network groups  


Refer a friend bonus 


And there’s more ….click here to see our full list of benefits 




We’re also committed to ensuring that our people have access to an excellent range of learning and development opportunities including our induction programme, course sponsorship, leadership development, mentoring and talent schemes along with professional membership if it’s a requirement to your role. 




Tell us your story 


We are looking forward to learning about you. Please help us get to know you by sending your latest CV and covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the job description for Youth Support Worker below. 




Closing date for applications: 18 February 2024 




Please note that suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice. However, all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. 








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About Origin Housing

We are a registered social landlord, managing over 7,000 homes in London and Hertfordshire. We provide affordable housing in our communities as well as related care and support services to the people who live in them. 

Origin Housing started life in 1924 as St. Pancras House Improvement Society, a charitable organisation founded by Father Basil Jellicoe because of a belief that good quality affordable housing is a foundation for a successful life.

Thanks to a subsequent series of mergers with other organisations: Humanist Housing Association, Griffin Homes, and Lee Housing Association, we now work in 14 areas across North London and Hertfordshire.

Our vision Great homes: places where people are proud to live

We want to provide homes that people are proud to live in. Housing is a long-term commitment so it is important to us that we build quality property and continue to invest in keeping homes at modern standards over many decades.

We buy land and build homes for rent and for sale. We also buy homes directly from private house builders.

 The homes are for:

  • letting at a subsidised rent;
  • part-rent part-buy (called shared ownership);
  • outright sale – the profits from which support our charitable objectives.

We finance this by: raising loans; proceeds from sales; along with a small amount of government grant.

Positive people: responsive caring staff getting services right for customers

We strive to be a top-performing landlord, property manager and provider of care and support services. We want our customers to be positive about the services we provide. This means it is crucial that our staff are skilled, dedicated and positive people who are committed to providing the best possible customer service.

We recognise that to do this means we must listen to our customers, so we regularly seek feedback and work with customers to improve services is central to the way we operate.

Strong communities: helping people and neighbourhoods thrive

Our aim is to help people and neighbourhoods to thrive. Working in partnership with Local Authorities we provide under contract a range of care and support services to people who are vulnerable due to learning disabilities, old age or other issues.

We want our communities to be places where people feel safe and proud, and where they can aspire to reach their potential. To help achieve this, we run and support initiatives to encourage inclusion and involvement, helping people to become actively involved in building sustainable, healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. We provide support for people to find sustainable employment, manage their money, and stay in their homes for longer.


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020 7209 9222
St Richards House
110 Eversholt Street

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