Youth Worker

Job type: Permanent, 35 hours per week (Full-time)

Responsible to: Head of Advisory Service / Youth Engagement Co-ordinator

Location: Home-based in the South West off England (covering South West England and South Wales)

Salary: £29,434 per annum


About the role


We are looking for a Youth Worker to provide support to children and young people (aged 8 – 25) with Huntington’s disease in their families and to enhance the development of our Youth Service. The role is 35 hours per week and will be home-based (South West England) but will involve extensive travel within the region and occasional travel across England and Wales. The post holder must be a car owner with a clean UK licence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and caring person who is dedicated and committed to the welfare of young people in families affected by Huntington’s disease. You will need to have skills in working with young people in complex situations and in working in partnership with other agencies to support them. The main responsibilities will be to provide a professional, confidential and supportive service to young people, their families and professionals.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to bring their knowledge, skills and experience to our organisation.

We offer great benefits including 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, a pension scheme with 3% employer contribution, a tax-free working from home allowance, a Medicash scheme, a flexible working approach, a supportive and positive working environment and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to equal opportunities in our recruitment process and in order to find out how well we are doing, we collect monitoring data. This will not form part of the selection process in any way and will be used for monitoring purposes only. The completion of this form is voluntary.

The Huntington's Disease Association is looking for someone with the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of adults at risk, children and young people. We follow safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the people we work with. We require the successful candidate to provide two employment references and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for enhance disclosure before joining the charity.

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To apply, please email a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and detailing how you meet each of the requirements in the person specification along with a copy of your CV to [email protected]. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 August 2022.

Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 13 September 2022.


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