We Are Hiring - Work with our young people at our Francis Street Project
Accommodation Support Worker
Closing Date 24/01/2020
We invite applications for the following
First Housing Aid & Support Services
(Registered Charity No: XR19886)
Invite applicants for the positions of:
ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT WORKER (Ref: ASWFS/R16/01)
37.5 hours per week (Rota Shift Work)
Based in Francis Street Accommodation Project, Derry
Salary: £17,660 per annum
To work within a team setting providing support service to vulnerable service users.
Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personnel Specification is available with an application pack)
- Minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language.
- A relevant recognised qualification in health and social care or related field (Minimum NVQ level II or equivalent)
- At least two years recent experience of working in an accommodation or community work setting with vulnerable 16-21 year olds.
- IT skills
Interested candidates should e-mail for an application pack, quoting the appropriate job reference number to: email@example.com
Application Forms can also be downloaded from www.first-housing.com
Please Note: All recruitment correspondence for this position will be done through e-mail. Please provide a suitable e-mail address for correspondence and e-mail completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Karla on 02871 266115
It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.
Closing date for completed applications is: Friday, 24th Jan 2020 at 12 noon.
First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy, Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed. Registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council is also compulsory for this position.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer
First Housing Aid & Support Services supports individuals and families who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
Francis Street Young Persons' Project, situated in Derry/Londonderry, is a highly supportive, tolerant environment where young people, through the mechanism of an individual empathetic support plan, begin a period of self analysis and reflection leading to self autonomy and independent living within the community, where they aspire to become valued members of society.
Twenty four-hour support is provided, 365 days a year to 9 units of accommodation. There will always be someone there to talk to if needed. Backup support is available on a 24-hour basis from Foyle Trust 16+ Pathway Team, and F.H.A.S.S. Francis Street on call service.
We offer a safe environment where young people are given the space and respect needed so as they can acquire the life skills needed to maintain and sustain permanent accommodation within the community.
- To provide a safe supportive environment
- To provide a living environment that promotes a non-judgemental approach towards, respect, understanding, diversity, independence, self-sufficiency and individual responsibility.
- Support and assist each young person to develop independent living skills through advice and guidance.
- To provide advice and guidance on a range of issues, for example cooking, budgeting, social skills and sexual health.
- To provide individual time and space for one-to-one discussions, which will help young people explore and learn to resolve problem issues.
- To assist young people to develop and maintain daily living routines and essential community networks towards independent living in the community.
- To act as an advocate on behalf of the young person when addressing their career and educational needs.
- To work in partnership with Foyle Trust and Youth Accommodation Support Project to develop and review each young person’s individual support package and Pathway plan.
- To liase with voluntary and statutory organisations in order to provide the best standard of support possible to each and every service user.
- To obtain active links with local communities and “across the divide” to support the development of local networks of support for young people in the local communities to facilitate move on to permanent housing.
- To respect and understand young people’s dreams and aspirations and collectively strive to achieve these.