Youth Worker

22.3-24.5K Per Year

Youth Worker (Residential, SEMH)

We are seeking a Youth Worker for our school, a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who receive an EHCP because they experience a range of social, emotional, and mental health difficulties or other associated difficulties.

The school is expanding our school and looking for youth workers who will:

  • have the desire to make a difference and a passion to support children and young people to achieve their dreams.
  • like to have fun and enjoy the company of children and young people.
  • be enthusiastic, committed, and motivated to work as part of a dedicated team.

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Working and supporting children and young people to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
  • Direct practical interactions with children and young people including activities, cooking, and engaging with the wider community.
  • Planning and coordination of activities.
  • Working to a high standard in line with OFSTED inspection framework requirements.
  • Engage in planning, implementation, and delivery of care plans.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies.
  • Report writing and attending reviews as required.

Starting Salary: from £22,369.00 – £24’496 p.a.

Contract Type: Temp to Perm (60 working days).

Working Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, term time only to include 3 evenings until 11 pm (excluding Friday) and 4 mornings. After 6 months, there will be up to three sleep-ins per week (bonus pay).

Experience is not essential, but a Level 3 NVQ in Children in the Workforce is hugely desirable and will affect the salary band you will start on. You must be a driver to apply due to the location and shift patterns of the residential.

The school is committed to the development of our staff team and offers continual professional development including the opportunity to undertake a Level 3 Diploma Working with Children and Young People.


Important Notice: For you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality, and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process, you are required to:

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual inquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you.

Pink Tile Education, their schools, and candidates all share the view of “Best Fit, Every Time” and our role is to ensure that every candidate we place has a positive impact on the team of their new employers.

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