Independent Social Worker required

If you are a qualified social worker with experience in youth services and immigration, please contact us.

Support/Youth Workers required

Immediate start Required

DBS needs to be portable/ update service. References will also be required upon request.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the above criteria

Next Step Services is an ambitious supported living provider, offering supported accommodation to16-18-year-olds. Due to growth; we are looking to recruit experienced residential support workers.

You will be based at our group living, supported accommodation in Reading. Ideal candidates will have experience working with young people aged between 16 & 18. Your role will require you to support young people within our supported living homes to ensure they receive the highest standard of support appropriate to their individual needs.

The primary objective is to enable our young people to become emotionally stable and self-sufficient in order to live independently as well as ensuring they maintain a clean home environment. This will involve teaching young people life skills such as cleaning, cooking and personal hygiene. You will also be required to do daily house checks to ensure the health and safety of our young people. As a support worker, you will also be required to build strong working relationships with local authorities and other professional organisations.

You must be able to work flexibly which would be determined by the company’s requirements, this will include working evenings, night sleep-ins and weekends.

Experience prefered.

Experience of working within a supported living environment or residential environment.
An understanding of relevant legislation relating to the care of young people.
Experience of working in partnership with Local Authorities and Health/Social Care professionals.
Qualifications or Training: NVQ Level L3 – Health & Social Care/Children & Young People’s Workforce (desirable)NVQ Level L2 – Health & Social Care/Children & Young People’s Workforce (desirable)

Driving license (Desirable)

DBS portable (essential)

In addition to the above experience and qualification, we will be looking for candidates that have a strong work ethic. This must include the following skills:

Team worker, Excellent verbal and written communication, IT literate (word, excel etc.) An organised and systematic approach to work with the ability to keep accurate and appropriate records.
Able to work flexibly to meet key objectives and willingness to comply with procedures and management requests. Ability to keep calm when met with challenging situations.
Next Step Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

All successful candidates offered employment will be subject to compulsory screening checks; this will include employment references and an enhanced DBS check.

Job Type: Relief support worker (zero hour contract)


  • Support Environment: 1 year (Preferred)


  • NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care (Preferred)