Home Is Where The Heart Is Support Worker - Casual

  • Everton Football Club
  • Liverpool, UK
  • 07 Feb, 2023
Part time Community Hospitality Premier League Youth

Job Description

We are a football club with a desire to be the best and are always looking for talented people to join our Everton Family.


Everton is a workplace people crave to join, where extraordinary talented people belong, thrive and deliver the remarkable.

Casual Home Is Where The Heart Is Support Worker


Who are we: We are Everton in the Community one of the UK`s top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. We are considered one of the Premier League`s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.   


Since 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from. We use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in our local communities to improve their life chances. If you would like to be part of a fantastic team, that really strives to make a difference in thousands of lives, then please get in touch today to find out more about our careers.   


About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Everton in the Community Team on a casual basis as a Support Worker within our Home is Where the Heart (HIWTHI) programme. You will be based predominantly within our HIWTHI House on Stuart Rd, however, you may from time to time cover other locations across the Community Campus including Goodison Road and our Community Hub.


HIWTHI is a residential programme that provides placements for young people aged between 16 and 23, who are moving on from the care system and need additional support or, for young people who have found themselves homeless and in need of support.


The programme is tailored to meet the needs of each young person, offering intensive 1:1 support to help young people in the transition into adulthood. Each young person will follow an independent living programme specifically designed to ensure they are equipped with the skills needed to live independently.

As well as residential support, the programme also offers an “outreach service” which aims to support young people in care but are close to moving on to independent living, together with supporting young people who are already living independently.


In our delivery, we aim to help young people to develop their resilience, confidence and emotional coping strategies as well as developing the skills they need in order to live independently.


Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the HIWTHI Manager on an ad-hoc basis, as and when required, to ensure that young people are recruited, developed, engaged and monitored in line with Everton in the Community guidelines.

  • Supporting with in-house residents aged 16-23 within the HIWTHI remit on an ad-hoc basis. This will include education, home addresses and care facilities; to build trusting and professional relationships and engage them with HIWTHI and in turn the wider EITC offer.

  • To work closely with other staff members within the remit.

  • Adhere to all safeguarding requirements.


Who we are looking for:  We are looking for individuals with integrity and ability to inspire commitment, enthusiasm and confidence from young people.

The successful individuals will have a genuine interest in promoting and encouraging self-confidence, esteem and empowerment with young people with a view on building more positive community relationships and challenging negative social stereotypes.


Other key Knowledge and Skills will include:

  • VRQ/NVQ Level 2 in Youth Work or other relevant qualification/experience in youth or community work,

  • Relevant qualification in Child Development, Health and Social Care, Childhood and Young People Studies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to stay calm and make decisions in pressurised situations

  • The ability to handle challenging behaviour

  • Flexible approach to working unsociable hours (evenings and weekends) as required.


This role will be offered on a casual basis working flexibly as and when required to suit the needs of the programme covering staff holidays and absence.  


The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd June 2022


Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices 


The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here  


This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.