Support Worker

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Location
Manchester
Salary
£18,675 per annum
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At Depaul UK we are currently looking for a Support Worker (Progression Coach) to come and join our team based in South Manchester, on a full time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary of £18,675 per annum plus pension and other benefits.

Depaul helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people. We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

We require a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide seamless and cohesive support to some of the highest need young people in the Oldham area.  You will manage a case load under the direction, guidance and support of the Senior Progression Coach.

The young people will require support to overcome multiple barriers to secure stable accommodation and meaningful employment, training and education. You will ensure the accommodation is properly maintained and assist the young people in sustaining their tenancy. You will also support with daily house keeping duties across the pathway. The role of the Progression Coach is pivotal to the successful delivery of this service as you are the key contact with the young people and link to local statutory and voluntary services.

Once in post the role will be known as Progression Coach.

About the Project:

We are commissioned by Manchester City Council to provide accommodation and housing related support for high need young people aged 16-25 across two 24-hour staffed projects.  We work closely with voluntary and statutory agencies in Manchester to ensure we meet the needs of the young people in the most effective and appropriate way.  We work to build resilience in the young people we support and to inspire them to achieve their potential.

To be a success in this role you will have:

- Significant experience of working with service users in the homelessness sector.

- A broad understanding and knowledge of the benefit system and of the services available to homeless people in the area

- Ability to use logical processes for solving problems and making decisions, with particular focus on Risk Assessment and Safeguarding

 

In return as our Support Worker, we can offer you…

In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

So if this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you’d like to become our new Support Worker then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: Wednesday 6th September

Interview Date: TBC

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

Depaul UK strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.