Youth Worker - Locum

Glebe House, Shudy Camps, Cambridge CB21 4QH, UK

Job Type

This is a casual post which requires working some evening and weekend shifts.


£14.01 per hour

Job Description

The role involves working within the staff team, taking responsibility for the provision and support of specialist treatment and intervention for young males in the area of sexual dysfunction, specifically addressing issues of sexual abuse. The key objective is, within the framework of a Residential Therapeutic Community, to reduce the risk of offending and to promote resilience in order to diminish such risks in the long term.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
• To support and engage with the young males who live and work at Glebe House.
• To ensure the primary care needs are met of Residents and that their skill-base is developed.
• To support the Daily Activities Programme and to introduce age-appropriate and stimulating projects through negotiation with the staff responsible for overseeing this element of our work.
• To support the Milieu programme by working to enable Residents to experience a sense of belonging, security, safety and empowerment.
• To enter, with enthusiasm, into the life and culture of the Community, including participation in those events and celebrations that reflect the dynamism and positivity of Glebe House
• To take an active part in Community meetings, staff meetings and all other group-based forums that form the core of the living and learning experience at Glebe House.

About Us

Glebe House is a Charity, established in 1965 to provide support for young males aged between 15-18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a therapeutic community setting.

What sort of person do we need? We value diversity, as the Glebe House Community mirrors the outside world. We have teams of staff with skills in arts and crafts, and those who are sporty. Most of all, we really want people who are community-spirited, open-minded, and passionate about providing support for young people.

What We Offer

• Pension – contributions higher than Government minimum requirement
• Access to an independent Employee Assistance Programme (free counselling, financial advice, legal information)
• Paid-for breaks
• Free meals/refreshments when on shift
• Enhanced DBS is essential, so we pay for this
• Overtime (subject to availability)
• Free parking on site
• Blue Light Card

What You Will Need To Join Us

• A minimum of two years’ experience in childcare or a related field of work.
• NVQ3, DIPSw, CSS/CQSW, Teaching, Nursing, Therapy qualifications would prove an advantage.
• A strong belief in residential therapeutic interventions as a powerful and legitimate form of care for some young people
• A clean and current driving licence is essential
• An understanding of the particular needs and risks of the Residents.
• An understanding of the value of working in an equal opportunity framework, and a commitment to implementing equal opportunities.
Skills and Abilities:
• An ability to speak at meetings, make representations including of written reports.
• An ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage own workload and set and meet targets and deadlines.
• An ability to liaise and negotiate sensitively, tactfully and diplomatically at all levels.
• Skills to research and write a range of publications and be administratively self-servicing including word processing skills.
• An ability to work constructively within a team.
• An ability to work flexible hours, involving evenings and weekends.

Available Hours


If you are interested in this post please apply by completing our Application Form using the link below.

If you are interested in this post and would like to discuss the role further please contact our HR Department on (01799) 584359.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity, welcoming and valuing applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Due to our rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.

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