Housing Floating Support Worker
Housing Floating Support Worker
About the job
Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 23rd July 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 1st August 2018
If you have not heard from us by 5pm 26th July 2018 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Terms, conditions and benefits:
- Hours per week : Full time 37.5
- Contract type: Permanent
- Pay: £21,693 to £23,866 per year NJC Scale 23 - 26, starting at the bottom of the scale
This role is part of the small friendly South Gloucestershire Team based in Patchway. The team consists of 11 staff working across 7 contracts both community and accommodation based.
We work within a Psychologically Informed environment framework known as PIE. The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.
Within this role, you will be part of a team of 3 Floating Support Workers and sitting within a wider multi-disciplinary team who collectively provide crucial services supporting young people who are currently homeless or as risk of homelessness. You will have a case load of young people aged 16 - 25 who provide proactive outreach support, information and advice across South Gloucestershire.
On a typical day you might:
- Visit a young person at their home or out in the community and help them set up their utility bills
- Accompany a young person to an appointment with another agency and help them to advocate for themselves.
- Help a young person understand and set their budget and apply for a grant for furniture for a young person
You will generally work with a caseload of around 20 young people and will deliver varying intensity of support depending on needs.
You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
You have excellent engagement skills and are committed to the active involvement of young people in services
You have a thorough understanding of safeguarding and effectively manage risk
You are a team plyer willing to pitch in to get the job done.
There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
You will need to travel across South Gloucestershire so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.
Where and who?
You will be working in the South Gloucestershire Team based in Patchway and line managed by the South Gloucestershire Service Manager.
1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years.
With around 100 employees in six locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year.
We are one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field; no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience. Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.
Equal opportunities for everyone
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.
We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.
We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.
We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.
We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.
Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:
- If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
- If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
- If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.