Senior Youth Support Worker – Matlock

  • Full Time
  • Matlock

Blue Mountain Homes


Job Details

As Ofsted require us to refer to young people/youth as ‘children’, our official Job Title reflects that. However, as our young people are aged 10-18, the term ‘youth’ describes them more fittingly.

Since 2002, we have been “reaching out and changing lives”. Blue Mountain Homes is an established yet progressive company, operating Residential Children’s Homes and Independent Schools across the UK, expanding into areas of need.

We are looking for dynamic youth mentors who have a desire to engage, guide and bring a positive influence in the lives of the young people in our care.

Training will be provided but the most important quality we are looking for is a commitment and a desire to bring about a positive change in the lives of young people.

The successful candidate must have experience working in a Children’s Home, and will already have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care.

Our Values and Ethos

  • We believe that all young people deserve to live in a safe and nurturing environment, cared for by a dedicated staff team, who are experienced and well trained.
  • The skilled staff recognise the value of building relationships with young people that are respectful, consistent and supportive.
  • We provide the safe haven in which the young person can grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
  • You will be working with young people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and challenging behaviours.

Senior Youth Support Worker role will involve:

The successful candidate will have experience working in a Children’s Home, and will already have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care.


Helping to create a positive environment for each young person with particular reference to his/her safety, health and education.

Helping to carry the company’s ethos and values through to our young people.

Maintaining good professional practices in accordance with Ofsted Regulations and the Quality Care Standards for children’s homes.

To lead by example along with leading a team, to become the role model, demonstrate life skills to help and encourage our young people.

Our normal shift patterns are on a rolling rota basis, our shift working hours are:
7.30am till 23.00pm shift patterns will mean days of working can vary from week to week. the occasional sleep ins will be required depending on the routine of the home.

Essential requirements for this role:

  • All applicants must have a full driving licence
  • NVQ level 3 in Children’s Residential Care or equivalent
  • Flexibility.
  • We operate using Safer Recruitment at all times so any offer of employment would be dependent on the necessary reference checks and enhanced DBS.


Salary: £24,000 – £25,500 approx. a year includes sleep in allowance.


  • Residential Child Care: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Manual Driver’s Licence (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No


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