Job

FLOATING SUPPORT WORKER, OLDER PEOPLE, DERRY/LONDONDERRY OR LIMAVADY (Ref: FSWOP/R4/01)

Closing Date

First Housing Aid & Support Services
(Registered Charity No: NIC105748)

Invite applicants for the positions of:

FLOATING SUPPORT WORKER, OLDER PEOPLE, DERRY/LONDONDERRY OR LIMAVADY
(Ref: FSWOP/R4/01)

37.5 hours per week, flexibly required
Based in Derry/Londonderry or Limavady (working from home), with travel expected within the Western Health and Social Care Trust area

Salary: £19,867 per annum

About Us
You will work for a leading voluntary sector, non-profit making organisation that provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions for people who find themselves in housing difficulties. Our Floating Support Service provides support to homeless families and singles over 18 years old who are, or who have been experiencing housing difficulties and related issues.

Your New Role with Floating Support
You will implement a floating support service to vulnerable people (55+ years) who are or have been experiencing housing difficulties and related issues.

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.
• NVQ Level III (or equivalent) in Health & Social Care OR relevant equivalent qualification in Social Work, Community Work or Housing Care (Desirable)
• Minimum of 2 years recent experience providing support to families and singles, in particular those with substance misuse issues, mental health issues and those at risk of offending behaviour. Experience working with 55+ years is desirable but not essential
• A valid driving licence and access to a car. (if disability prohibits driving, the applicant must be able to organise suitable alternative arrangements)
• IT skills

It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.

How to Apply

Please forward your completed application form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form (found below) to: karlaokane@first-housing.com by Friday, 24th September 2021 at 12 noon. (Tel: 07921056728)

Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

This position is also subject to compulsory registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. (NISCC)

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Download application packs here