Youth Justice Support Workers - Nights - Semi-Independent Home

Location: LAP 16+ Home Barnet

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 July 2024

Salary: £27,352 per annum

Specific Hours: 8 pm – 07:30 am and 9 pm – 08:30 am

Youth Justice Support Workers - Nights - Semi-Independent Home

Salary: £27,352 per annum full time (pro-rata part time £15,246)

Working pattern for Full time: 46hours one week (4 shifts) and 34 hours one week (3 shifts)

Waking Night Shifts: 8 pm – 07:30 am and 9 pm – 08:30 am

Working hours:

  • 23 hours week including weekends and bank holidays

  • 40 hours week including weekends and bank holidays


Locations: Barnet (N12) or Newham (E13)

About the Role

St Christopher’s is the supported housing provider for the new London Accommodation Pathfinder – an innovative new London wide service to improve accommodation and outcomes for young people aged between 16 and 17 in contact with the youth justice system at risk of custody (remand or sentence). You and your team will be working closely with local authorities across London and the Pathfinder project team to deliver meaningful programs of activity for young people promoting personal responsibility and understanding consequences for actions and diversions from offending by supporting positive outcomes, particularly education, training and employment in addition to life and independent living skills within a trauma informed environment.

About Us

Our vision is for every child and young person to be safe, loved and happy, to achieve their potential and have a bright future.

St Christopher's is a leading charity for children and young people. We are proud of our history of providing fostering, children's homes and innovative leaving care services across the UK & Isle of Man.  We have a passionate commitment to our young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do.  We provide positive life experiences for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental or foster home.

We are an equal-opportunity employer keen to develop an inclusive workforce where people feel they belong.  We hope to attract applications from under- represented groups, including people from different cultures, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religions, faith, sex, orientation, childcare responsibilities, and gender-diverse identities.

Watch the video below to learn more about our London Accommodation Pathfinder Service

St Christopher’s Academy

At St Christopher`s we can provide more than just a care job. We can offer you a career where you can develop your skills and knowledge while making a difference to young people’s lives.

When you join St Christopher’s, we will set you up in your career with a tailored development plan. Whether you want to move across to a different service, become a Manager or just explore further your current role, we will support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions. If you want to learn more about St Christopher’s Academy, please click here

We are proud that 84% of all our Team Leaders, Deputies and Managers are internal promotions. 

Key aspects of the job will be: 

  • To safeguard young people through collaborative working with external agencies and emergency services and compliance with local authority safeguarding procedures.
  • To work closely with the local authorities to reduce young people’s offending behaviour and support them to complete their court orders.
  • To ensure a trauma informed environment within the home at all times.

Applicants should have:

  • Hold a relevant qualification in Social Work, Probation, youth justice or Youth Work etc.
  • At least 1 year experience working with young people at risk of custody.
  • An understanding of the issues facing young people
  • The ability to cope effectively with challenging behaviour
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Flexibility to work shifts, including weekends and bank holidays.
  • Working knowledge and thorough understanding of the barriers and challenges that non-white young people face within the criminal justice system

In return we offer:

  • Salary: £27,352 per annum full time (pro-rata part time £15,246).
  • Competitive pay and reward structure offering salary progression based on performance.
  • Tailored career development plan through our “St Christopher’s Academy”.
  • A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
  • 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
  • Industry leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and therapeutic interventions.
  • Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
  • Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
  • Discretionary funded training programmes.
  • Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
  • Fantastic opportunities to develop your career within our range of services.

Recruitment Process

At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.

Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.

Your online application must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification. For the full Job Description and Person Specification click here

For more information or assistance during the application process, please contact

In order for your application to be reviewed, it must include a supporting statement addressing the criteria stated in the Person Specification. Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

We advise to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and this opportunity might be filled before the stated closing date.

St Christopher’s Fellowship has a minimum age requirement of 21 for roles working directly with children and young people in our residential and semi-independent Homes.

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