Support Worker

Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
£21,975 per annum. Please visit our website and download an application pack for more information.
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP

Support Worker
YMCA Guildford Foyer 
37.5 hours per week
Permanent
£21,975 per annum
 

We are recruiting a full time Support Worker to work in our Guildford supported housing project. The role involves supporting young people who live in the project to develop socially, personally and emotionally in order that they may grow in confidence and independence. 

You will be required to ensure that all residents receive an appropriate level of care and support that is tailored to their needs; that they work towards positive health and well-being outcomes and that they have support to access training, voluntary work and employment. 

Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges posed by these young people is essential. Experience delivering group work is desirable. You will need to keep a current knowledge of housing benefits and welfare benefits for young people and significant changes to housing law.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with knowledge of, or experience of working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young people.

This role will likely include working one evening per week, to be agreed with the Support Worker, in order to engage with our residents. 

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Tuesday 11th June 2019

Interviews date: Wednesday 19th June 2019

Please download an application pack from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or email recruitment@ymcadlg.org or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.