Job Title: Intensive Support Worker
Summary of role: We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our Intensive Support team, supporting young people leaving care in their first experience of living independently. You will work intensively with a small caseload, building relationships and empowering young people to transition successfully to adulthood.
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 engage young people with confidence and passion.
• You are empathetic and truly understand the complex needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face.
• You are enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative but also alongside your team and external stakeholders, ensuring a safe and thriving home environment for your young people.
• You have a working understanding of housing management, with the desire to learn more about this.
What you will be doing:
- By adopting a flexible and creative approach to support, you will enable young people to build their independent living skills.
• Being vigilant and responsible, you will ensure our properties provide a safe and welcoming home environment for young people.
• Through effective joint working with a range of external partners, you will ensure young people receive considered and consistent support in a way that works for them.
• By being well organised and efficient, you will maintain accurate and timely records to support effective and appropriate information sharing.
You will be in the Transitions & Resilience team and your line manager will be our Intensive Support Service Team Leader.
What we are offering:
- The opportunity to be part of an innovative new Housing First style approach to young people’s accommodation
• Regular training and development opportunities
• A generous 30 days holiday a year
• A supportive working environment with a relaxed dress code
- Hours per week: 37.5 (this represents full time hours)
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: £24,799 – £26,317 (NJC 19-22 starting at the bottom of the scale)
• The location: You will be based in Kingsley Hall, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre, with travel across Bristol & South Glos.
Job tenure: Full time
Annual salary/pro rata salary: £24,799 – £26,317 (NJC 19-22 starting at the bottom of the scale)
Link to full information on job/how to apply: • To access the Job Pack and complete an Application Form, please visit: https://1625independentpeople.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=ee5f80f5-5f27-4139-aace-d8266ab7aeb2
• To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Sebastian.Grzimek@1625ip.co.uk
• If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application deadline closes: 23:59, 25 February 2020.
• If you have not heard from us by 28 February 2020 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
• Interviews are on 06 March 2020.
Covering Letter / Supporting Statement Guidance:
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete. We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.
Your Covering Letter is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies will be tested against the job criteria. Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage.
You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process. Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.
Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion.
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Equal opportunities for everyone:
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.
Application deadline: 25/02/2020