Young person’s support worker

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About Us

We are SPEAR, a charity dedicated to helping homeless people in South and West London find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. For 30 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to support homeless people to recover from their personal issues and break down the barriers that they face. We recognise that homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so we provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential.

Your Benefits

– 34 days’ holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) increasing with length of service
– Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
– Enhanced occupational sick pay
– Enrolment into our pension scheme after three months’ service
– Yearly eye care vouchers

Your Perks

– 24-hour access to confidential counselling services (EAP)
– Free staff wellbeing sessions
– Flexible working
– Free moving house day
– Staff interest-free loan and season ticket loans
– Cycle to work scheme and free parking at some sites

Once you join us, you will be eligible for a whole host of benefits. Need a day off to move house? We can do that. Want to be out in nature every day and cycle to work? No problem. Need to know you’ll be financially secure whether you’re sick, having a child or simply in the future? We’ve got that covered with sick pay, parental leave and a great pension scheme.

We’ll also ensure your mental wellbeing can be your number one priority through access to a confidential counselling service, so you can go home every day, knowing your hard work is helping some of those most marginalised in society move from homelessness to independence.


Our mission and ethos to provide safe, secure accommodation to everyone who needs it means our teams are filled with passionate, dedicated and supportive people all working together to deliver services that are changing lives.

So, if you are ready to enact change and undertake a hands-on role, directly dealing with rough sleepers and homelessness, this is the role for you.

Main Purpose of the role

This role will be responsible for the delivery of good quality services offered by the young people’s programme. The role will focus on the engagement of clients, into a range of support services including primary care, social services, criminal justice, mental health and substance misuse services. This post is required to undertake good quality casework and assessments of individuals with complex needs including challenging mental health and other support needs.

The role will be responsible for processing referrals into the service from a range of sources across the borough and supporting young people to access appropriate support whilst accommodated in the service.

To work closely and proactively with the local authorities, statutory and non-statutory services to improve pathways for all clients accessing or accommodated at the service.
This role will be responsible for the promotion of the services across the borough, engaging with a range of support service providers. The role will also be responsible for the liaison and communication of case management across any providers engaged with the service.

At SPEAR, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Young Person’s Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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