Youth Offender Support Worker (PL695)

Location: Canterbury
Hours:37.5 hours per week
Salary:£20,278 - £22,897 gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Thursday 22 February

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. Our vision is a fairer society where everybody has a safe place to call home and the chance to make a positive contribution.

The role: As part of Porchlight’s young person service, this role is based predominantly in the Canterbury district but will cover all areas across Kent.  The role will involve supporting young people throughout their Porchlight journey. Our aim is to reach these vulnerable young people as early as possible, work together to identify their path and then continue to support into independence: the route of that journey is dependent on the needs you identify and the choices the young person wishes to make. Working wherever possible to prevent homelessness, build resilience and assist the young person to build skills for life.  

What you need: Porchlight is looking for an inspirational and dedicated Youth Support worker with specialist knowledge around youth offending to join the young person team.

The ideal person will have experience of working with young people or vulnerable people in both supported accommodation and community settings. Knowledge of working with homeless young people, young offenders and young people leaving care will be essential to this role.

Some evening and weekend working will be required. This role is being offered as a full-time permanent post, 37.5 hours per week.

Benefits: as a member of the Porchlight team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
• free life insurance
• competitive pension scheme
• 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays 

Full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and an Application Form are attached.

The closing date for applications is 9am 22nd February.

Interviews are due to take place on 26th February.

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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If you have any questions regarding your application please contact Daniella Sherriff, HR Assistant, on 01227 760078, selecting option 3 or at