Young Person’s Support Worker

Young Person’s Support Worker

Young Person’s Support Worker (Part-Time)
Richmond, London
15 hours per week, occasional weekday cover

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.

The Benefits

– £25,250 FTE salary (pro rated)
– 26 days’ holiday pro rata
– Pension scheme
– Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme
– Refer a friend bonus scheme
– A range of benefits including cycle to work scheme and staff wellbeing sessions

If you are looking to make an impact on homelessness in South West London and have experience of working in street or community outreach services, this is an outstanding opportunity to further your experience and skills with our exceptional charity.
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 click here to apply. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.



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