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£10.50HourlyHastings, East SussexUpdated 1 month ago
Salary OptionsHourly
Additional requirements
UK work permit
Additional benefits
Pension Scheme

An opportunity has arisen to join our fast-growing supported housing provision. Utopia Supported Housing has been providing supported housing for young people in need since 2016 with houses covering Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne. We work with local authorities to provide a high-quality provision where young people can safely grow and be given the chance to create a positive future.

Utopia Supported Housing is an OFSTED regulated company that provides high standards of support.

We are looking for support staff who know how to make a house a home and support 16–18-year-olds find their independence and live a good quality of life.

Do you have experience of working with young people who may have had traumatic backgrounds, emotional & behavioural difficulties, childhood trauma and complex behavioural needs or do you have caring, empathetic & supportive qualities that you feel may make you an excellent support worker, we would love to hear from you.

Full job description will be provided at the next stage of recruitment or sooner upon request. This position will require:

- Use of IT systems

- Build good rapports

- Liaise with local authorities

- Provide a safe, comfortable, supportive and welcoming home for our service users and provide emotional support where required.

- Supporting service users from traumatic backgrounds who suffer emotional, behavioural and complex needs.

- Adhere to strict safeguarding & child protection polices

- Maintain cleaning and maintenance within the houses

- Portray a good understanding of equality & diversity

What We Require from a Support Worker:

- Experience of working in a similar setting is desirable however, not essential

- To hold a Level 3 Children, young people, family practitioner apprenticeship or be willing to work towards this qualification while working with us is mandatory

- Knowledge of working under OFSTED regulation is desirable however, not essential

- Minimum required working age of 21 years


Full time and part time. Permanent position although contracted to zero hours. Maximum working hours are 45 hours per week. Minimum working hours are 15 per week. The rota runs Monday-Sunday. Working patterns are 08:00-23:00 with a sleep-in or 08:00-22:00 and go home. Applicants must be able to work some sleep-in shifts and some weekend shifts.


- Casual dress

- Company pension

- Annual leave entitlement despite zero hours contract

- Good in-house training programmes, also enrolment onto a Level 3/4 diploma qualification if required

Work authorisation:

- United Kingdom (required)

- Utopia is not able to provide sponsorship

Work Location:

Utopia Supported Housing has various houses across Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne. There is no remote working. Applicants must be able to work at any location and we cannot guarantee any employee will be allocated shifts in only one area.

A completed company application form will be required before any invite to interview. This will be sent during the next stage of the recruitment process.

The recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicants will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check. In order to be successful in your application you will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding your behaviour at all times.

We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

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