Hostel Team Leader
Hostel Team Leader
About the job
Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 23rd July 2018
Interviews: 2nd August 2018
If you have not heard from us by 5pm 27th July 2018 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Terms, conditions and benefits:
- Hours per week: 33.75
- Contract type: Permanent
- Pay: £24,657 - £27,358(pro-rota) per year NJC Scale 27 - 30, plus on call payment.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the delivery of a new service for 1625ip, motivating and supporting a small team of dedicated workers. You will take the lead in providing comprehensive housing management and high quality support services for residents at Southwold House, a medium to low support hostel based in Yate providing short-term supported accommodation (up to 2 years) for up to 10 homeless young people (including care leavers).
Together with the South Glos Services and Participation & Learning Team Managers, you will support the integration of our wider engagement and learning and mentoring and participation offer, ensuring young people are encouraged to access opportunities, achieve their goals and aspirations and generally thrive!
You will be well supported in your work by the South Glos Services Manager and our wider highly successful South Glos services team.
Our work is rooted in providing support in 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.
A typical day will include:
- Supporting, motivating and supervising staff, ensuring the effective and timely allocation of support and maintaining a responsive service for young people with diverse and complex needs.
- Supporting the team in the implementation of psychologically informed support, enabling young people to develop trusting relationships and develop belief in their ability to thrive, achieve what’s important to them and move-forward positively
- Enabling young people to be involved in and have a voice in service and organisational development
- Responding to incidents and safeguarding concerns, liaising with key partners to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young people and staff
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 a flexible approach and are passionate about developing young people’s independence and their active involvement within the organisation.
You have experience of working with vulnerable people and an ability to oversee the assessment of needs and risk, understand the implications and manage cases effectively
You have an ability to deliver effective staff management within a hostel based accommodation service and are able to motivate and lead by example, enabling solutions for staff and young people
You have excellent skills in housing management, including effective rents management and health and safety
There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work and participation in the managers’ on call rota (there is an additional payment for this).
Where and who?
You will be working as part of the South Gloucestershire Team based at Southwold House in Yate 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.