Young Person Support Worker (Hitchin)
  • Employer: Catalyst Housing Limited
  • Reference: NTXOM851961
  • Published: Mon 23/01/2023, 13:32 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 30.5 hours, 17 day hours and 13.5 night hours over a two week rota
  • Salary: £17,009.72 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hitchin, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire

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Young Person Support Worker (Hitchin)

Please note, the merger between Catalyst and Peabody is due to complete in April 2023. When you click to apply, you will be re-directed to the Peabody Careers site.


The vacancy

What we’re looking for:   

  • Do you have previous experience of working in a similar role or the passion and desire to work with vulnerable and complex young people? 
  • Do you have good IT skills and the ability to manage a complex caseload? 
  • Are you a strong communicator with excellent people skills? 

If you do, this role is perfect for you! Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for a Project Worker on a Permanent and part-time basis.


A bit about the role:

As a Project Worker you will be you will work with a team of motivated, compassionate, and dedicated colleagues to help young people prepare to live independently. Your role is to support a case load of 16–25-year-olds, all with varying needs, so they are ready to live independently after 18 months. When someone is ready to move on, you will assist them with accessing the housing register or looking for suitable privately rented accommodation. If you’ve ever wanted a job where you can really make a positive difference to someone’s life, then this is it! To find out more about the hours for this vacancy, please click on the shift rota for more details.. Some of the key results for the role include: 


  • Work closely with your Senior Project Worker and a range of external agencies in engaging young people in their support programme and achieving their goals. 
  • Plan and deliver fun and meaningful activities for young people living at the project, whilst adhering to safeguarding and health and safety procedures. 
  • Keep the project clean and tidy and closely monitor rent accounts and follow the projects arrears procedure. 
  • Bring a discreet and sensitive approach with strong professional boundaries and be able to confidently deal with tense and difficult situations. 
  • Commit to some unsociable hours and night work. 
  • Have an understanding of safeguarding and knowledge of the benefit system (not essential). 

This role will require an Enhanced DBS check, a driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.


A bit about us: 

Peabody are one of the largest housing associations in the UK, and we’ll be even bigger when our merger with Catalyst is complete in April 2023. Our mission is to help people flourish and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers.  

Here just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody: 

  • Flexible and hybrid working (depending on the role) 

  • 30 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays 

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates  

  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year  

  • Flexible benefits scheme, including family friendly benefits and access to a discount portal  


Are you ready to apply? 

To be considered for the role of Project Worker, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role.  

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