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Housing Floating Support Worker (Maternity Cover) - 1625 Independent People

Full time / Maternity cover

Please find full details of how to apply via our Website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Thursday 26 November 2020.

We have an opportunity for a new colleague to temporarily join our South Gloucestershire team. We are seeking a Housing Floating Support Worker for maternity cover to work alongside two colleagues in the Housing Floating Support service to support young people in accessing and sustaining appropriate accommodation.

We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector. We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:
•You have experience of working with young people in a supporting role.
•You understand the complex needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face.
•You have excellent engagement skills with a demonstratable ability to creatively engage young people.
•You have the ability to assess the support needs of vulnerable young people and to deliver support as part of a negotiated plan.
•You are able to effectively manage risk, with the ability to carry out and implement risk assessments
•You are enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative but also alongside your team, ensuring a safe and thriving environment for young people.

What you will be doing:
•You will be assessing housing and support needs of young people referred to the service.
•You will provide support as part of an integrated programme, negotiating and ensuring delivery of support plans with young people.
•You will assist young people in moving in and establishing themselves in their home and in all matters relating to their housing.
•You will help identify appropriate move-on options for young people where necessary.
•You will liaise regularly with referrer and with housing providers including the council housing department and housing associations.
•You will help young people take advantage of opportunities in the community including education, training, and employment.
•You will help deliver a housing management service, including taking part in health and safety inspections, reporting maintenance and letting properties to new tenants.

You will be part of a small friendly team based in Patchway in South Gloucestershire. The team consists of 10 colleagues working across 6 contracts both community and accommodation based. You will be line managed by our South Gloucestershire Team Manager.

What we are offering:
•Our team members are very supportive of each other and through monthly Reflective Practice session we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.
•Excellent benefits, including good rates of pay and annual leave.
•A relaxed dress code every day!
•A chance to gain valuable experience in working in the homelessness sector.

Contract details:
•Hours per week: 37.5
•Contract type: temporary – maternity cover
•Pay: NJC scale 16 – 19 (£24,012 - £25,481) starting at the bottom of the scale.
•The location: You will be based in our office in South Gloucestershire (Patchway), with great access to the M5

Application information:
•To access the Job Pack for the role and complete an online Application Form, please visit our Website below.
•To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Karen Clark on 0117 9695763
•If you have any queries, please email below.

Important dates:
•Application deadline closes: 23:59 on Thursday 26 November 2020.
•If you have not heard from us by 17:00 on Thursday 3 December 2020, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
•Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0ER
Tel: 0117 317 8800


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