FULL TIME - PERMANENT
£23, 194 - £23, 948 per annum
37.5 hrs per week - rotational shift pattern
This is an exciting opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness which some females experience. Support Workers will support the service manager and coordinator to ensure the provision of high standards within our new innovative 10-unit therapeutic housing scheme for women.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate, committed, and enthusiastic about making a real and positive difference to the lives of women affected by homelessness. You will have experience of working with marginalised people with a range of support needs and have a strong understanding of female homelessness issues. You must be able to provide trauma-informed, gender specific and strength-based support and work to my clients ethos of low threshold and high tolerance services. In return we will provide the opportunity to develop your skills, professional supervision, and support, and the opportunity to be part of an evolving team where your views count, and you can make a lasting difference to the lives of homeless women.
- As part of a team of support workers you will be responsible for the daily management of our 10 unit, 24 hour womens accommdation service ensuring the project is a nurturing therapeutic environment to best meet the needs of the women.
- You will have particular reponsibility for meeting the holistic needs of the women providing trauma informed, gender specific and strength-based support, which enables women to address underlying psychological and emotional issues and helps them to develop resilience and other 'tools' needed to successfully access and maintain independent living.
- PROVIDE A SERVICE
- PROVIDE SUPPORT
- BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE & CLEANLINESS
- HEALTH & SAFETY
- RISK MANAGEMENT
- MONITORING THE SERVICE
**Full breakdown of key responsibilities available upon request
1 years experience of working with marginalised people with a range of complex support needs
Personal experience and skills that would be transferable to the post
Experience of working with vulnerable females
Experience of working within a residential setting for vulnerable
Ability to develop needs/risk assessments and support plans and manage a case load
Able to manage challenging individuals and situations
Able to take the lead and work in partnership with other agencies
Ability to work in busy environment, have good time management skills and demonstrate ability to prioritise and make decisions under pressure
Excellent team working skills
Excellent written/verbal communication, numerical and interpersonal skills
Competent in the use of IT systems including Microsoft
Basic Counselling skills
Education / knowledge
Understand the need for confidentiality
Understanding and commitment to working within our ethos of High Tolerance, Low Threshold services.
Understanding of issues affecting homeless women
Understand and adhere to Equality and Diversity, Health & Safety, Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Children, and other organisational policies
Basic understanding of Trauma Informed, Gender Specific and Strength Based, support and willingness to learn the skills to use these models of support in practise.
Knowledge of housing options
Knowledge of benefits
Knowledge of support services relevant to homeless women
Understanding of the effects of drug and alcohol dependencies and mental health issues
Understanding of Harm Reduction principles
Understanding of Pre-tenancy support needs
Knowledge of health and safety in relation to buildings and kitchens
Passionate, committed and enthusiastic about making a positive difference to homeless women
Commitment to personal and professional development
Can develop an approach to practice based on critical thinking, reflection and feedback
Solution and target focused
Non-judgemental, with ability to empathise
Honest, trustworthy and respectful
Flexible, energetic, and calming disposition
Resilient and self-caring
Able to work shift hours as required including early mornings, evening, waking nights and weekends.
A satisfactory Enhanced Access NI
The post holder will be required to wear identifiable clothing (uniform) whilst working
Current clean driving licence and ability to safely drive mini bus
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