Waking Nights Step Worker, Basingstoke

  • Basingstoke

  • Closing date 04 February 2018

Our Basingstoke Foyer operates a staged accommodation model in order to foster progression routes to independence for our clients. We are focused on empowering young people to achieve independence and on providing a range of opportunities, enabling them to optimise their talents and achieve excellent outcomes.

We are looking to recruit 1 x Waking Nights Step worker. The shift pattern is 3 nights on, 3 nights off. This averages out at 42 hours per week across the year. Salary is calculated at £8.25 per hour.

The Step by Step team are positive, dynamic, professional and committed to empowering young people to fulfil their full potential.

STEP© Worker (formerly titled 'Support Worker')

Step by Step has evolved the role of a traditional support worker into what we call a STEP© worker (Skills, Talent, Empowerment, Progress). We have created our own STEP© Plan to enable us to train all of our team to this industry-leading standard. Full training will be provided to all new team members. As a STEP© worker you will have responsibility for ensuring that young people accessing the service receive both opportunity and advocacy and that they are able to develop their skills and talents in a manner which empowers them to go on and access employment and/or educational facilities, whilst continuing to take on more responsibilities and to ultimately achieve and thrive independently.

Applicants should have experience of working with young people and should demonstrate both empathy and knowledge of the issues which often result in adversity. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate some creative and inspiring ways to overcome adversity. You should be able to work proactively and on your own initiative.

Successful applicants will demonstrate an awareness of Advantaged Thinking and possess a genuine asset-based approach to working with young people that nurtures talent and elicits real change and development. We will expect that all staff work towards our VMV:


For every young person facing adversity, including homelessness, to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential.


Empowering young people and preventing homelessness.


Excellence in all we do.

Teamwork through successful collaborations and partnerships.

Honesty and openness.

Ownership of our work, words, and actions.

Strength by building courage and resilience.

Closing date: 4th February

Shortlisting: 5th February

Send application forms to: recruitment@stepbystep.org.uk

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal chat, please contact mae.partridge@stepbystep.org.uk

Please note that we do not accept applications via CV. No agencies please.

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