Housing Support Worker

Closing date 24 September 2019
Organisation GIPSIL
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
37 hours per week
Salary £21,589 per annum
Telephone 0113 2000853
Email hr@gipsil.org.uk
Website gipsil.org.uk/jobs/

GIPSIL is a Leeds based voluntary organisation working with local communities and supporting young people to reach independence. Are you interested in working with young people?

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to Join GIPSIL’s Leaving Care, Flagship and Archway Services to deliver housing support to young people across the city of Leeds.

As a support worker you will make a real difference as you help and advise the young people we support and accommodate to achieve their potential. As well as an understanding of tenancy support, the successful applicant must demonstrate some comprehension of the issues faced by young people especially those with care experience.

Although relevant experience is preferable, most important is that you’re able to engage with young people we work with. Flexible working may be required which would involve some on call evenings and weekends.

The main responsibilities of the post include: -

To support young people to make better and more informed choices and provide the support that allows them to consider their options and maintain their independence.

To take referrals for the scheme, when appropriate, from individuals and other agency workers and complete a thorough Needs and Risk Assessment for each referral.

You will ensure that the service offered reflects best practice and provides a service that is sensitive to the young person’s needs built on a no-wrong door approach.

To work restoratively with the young person to address challenging behaviour and give feedback on successes.

To work restoratively with the young person to address challenging behaviour and give feedback on successes.

To work in a manner that reflects the professional boundaries of the role.

Build professional supportive relationships with young people, introduce them to opportunities in their community as identified in the young person’s support plan (e.g. leisure, education, training etc.) and support to attend when required.

To work positively with a young person around issues such as poor motivation and low expectations/aspirations/ emotional support/confidence building.

If you would like an application pack, please visit www.gipsil.org.uk/joinus email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000857.

Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

If you would like more information about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Cooke (Leaving Care Manager) on 0113 391 8002.

Deadline for applications is 24/09/2019 at 12pm (noon)

Shortlisting will take place on 27/09/2019

Interview date is provisionally set for 03/10/2019 / 04/10/2019

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

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