Young Person’s Supported Accommodation (YPSA) Manager

Job Description

The YPSA Manager will be responsible for ensuring Progression Coaches provide an exceptional standard of coaching, youth work support to young people both within their homes and within their community setting.

We have ambitious targets for young people’s outcomes and the YPSA Manager will be driven to help achieve our vision that young people in the YPSA grow to see themselves, and be seen as,
future change makers.

Managing relationships expertly, with a wide range of stakeholders, in particular housing partner Response, will enable the best opportunities for young people to reach the right people at the right time.

Stakeholders include the Virtual School for Looked After Children, a range of charities and social enterprises, the Oxford City Council EET specialist team, Oxfordshire CAMHS and Oxfordshire County Council.

The YPSA Manager will work with the Head of YPSA to ensure all Progression Coaches attend and implement learning from the wide range of training. consistent communicational and inspirational activities which promote self-development and enable young people to turn their adversity into strengths and assets.

Oxfordshire Youth and Response have a bold new vision for this service; to provide aspirational coaching support alongside high quality temporary housing where young people feel safe and are supported to develop healthy and positive bonds with their housemates.

The YPSA Manager will ensure all Progression Coaches will receive high quality training to ensure they feel confident and motivated to help build skills in emotional literacy, life skills, emotional regulation, physical wellbeing, financial empowerment, creativity and group skills.

Youth work principles of reflective practice, active listening and co-design will drive your work ethic.

Youth work approaches will be adopted by the Oxfordshire Youth YPSA team. This means you will ensure:

  1. Progression Coaches listen to, and are led by, the needs, ambitions and assets of the young
    person
  2. Progression Coaches will support young people with learning the skills needed to design their
    roadmap to personal growth
  3. Being above all else, Progression Coaches are a reliable, consistent and aspirational role model
    for these young people, who expertly practice clear and professional boundaries.

Oxfordshire Youth have a bold new vision for this service; all YPSA team members will receive high quality training to ensure they feel confident and motivated to help build an excellent service.

YPSA Manager’s will attend up to date training in emotional literacy, emotional regulation, physical wellbeing, financial empowerment, creativity and group skills.