Youth Support Worker (PL702)

Location: Tonbridge
Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: £8,111.20 - £9,158.80 (full time equivalent 20,278 - £22,897 gross per annum)
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Monday 2 April

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: Porchlight is looking for an inspirational and dedicated Youth Support worker to join the team in Tonbridge. As part of Porchlight’s young person service, this role is based in the Tonbridge district, and 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:  The ideal person will have experience of working with young people or vulnerable people in either supported accommodation or community settings. Knowledge of working with homeless young people and young people leaving care would be beneficial to this role.

Please see attached job description for more information. Some evening and weekend working will be required. This role is being offered as a part-time permanent post, 15 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 pro rata

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

The closing date for applications is 9am 2nd April.

Interviews are due to take place on 9th April in Tonbridge.

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