£21,189 per annum
Belfast, Lisburn or Downpatrick
Full-time, permanent post
36 hours a week
My client provides supported housing for young people who are homeless or leaving care to make the transition to independent living. They deliver a high quality service supporting young people aged 16-21 in building skills and confidence to maintain their own home.
The role of the support worker is to aid in the provision of housing related support and guidance to the young people in conjunction with their identified support and safety needs. They also strive to help the young people transition into adulthood and plan for a smooth transition from supported housing to living in the community.
- Ensure all young people are cared for by appropriate staff
- Develop purposeful and nurturing relationships with young people working with compassion and resilience in what can be a challenging environment.
- Adhere to NISCC Standard of Conduct and in- house Policies and Procedures including, Child Protection, Adult Safeguarding and Lone Worker in order to safeguard and protect Young People and Staff.
- Provide holistic support (on a one to one and group basis) to all young people accessing the service
- Support the move in and move on process.
- Support young people to complete the tasks identified in their support plans.
- Support and engage young people to be a good neighbour and assist in the resolution of neighbourhood disputes.
- Provide practical and 'hands on' support regarding budgeting, cooking, cleaning and running a home, with young people and in conjunction with their support plans.
- Adhere to existing safety plans. Take action to respond to arising safety concerns in order to promote safeguarding and child protection.
- Ensure that young people's ideas, thoughts and feedback are recorded, responded to and actioned. Feedback to line management or relevant subgroups where appropriate.
- Communicate promptly and effectively with PSNI, Emergency Duty Social Worker, Emergency Services, on call manager and family/children's homes were appropriate.
- Ensure relevant recordings are completed before leaving the house.
- Take the responsibility to ensure the security and safety of the house.
- 6 months' experience (paid or voluntary) of supporting people in a caring role as an employee, volunteer or carer
- Understanding and knowledge of homelessness, mental health and substance use
- A full, current driving license and access to a car
If you think you have the skills to succeed in this role please hit APPLY with your CV or alternatively contact ERIN FAULKNER at Staffline for more information