Housing First for Youth Support Worker
Reports to: Project Manager
Salary: Points 17-21, £17,865 – £20, 302
Department: Homelessness Services
Location: Greater Belfast Area: working across a range of communities to support young people
Hours of Work: Rotation shift pattern (average 35 hours per week) including the requirement to work evenings, weekends and waking nights.
Job Purpose: The Housing First for Youth Service supports young people within the community. As part of the team, you will provide effective 24 hour support to the young people accessing our services.
1. Ability to demonstrate the core values of the Simon Community to include the following:
* Willingness to support, protect and empower people
* Professional integrity
* Commitment to supporting clients in a non-judgmental manner
* Ability to contribute within a team environment
* Willingness to learn, develop and self-reflect
* Understand the importance of dignity and respect for others.
2. IT Skills – ability to use email, internet and databases to electronically record support work (within SCNI we use a client recording system called OSKA but previous use of this is not essential).
3. NISCC Registered (or willing to become registered if appointed) and willing to be subject to Access NI checks. (Successful applicants must commence NISCC registration process prior to employment).
4. Valid driving license and access to a car or other form of transport to undertake duties associated with the role. You will be required to provide transport to young people as part of this role.
1. Six months’ recent experience (either paid or voluntary) of directly supporting people with complex and multiple needs within a residential or community setting gained within the last three years. Complex needs include the following areas:
* Young People
* Mental Health
* Substance Misuse
* Homelessness Prevention.
2. Experience of identifying support needs, including client specific risks and putting plans in place to support those needs.
3. Maths and English GCSE at Grade C OR an equivalent qualification.
4. A Degree in Social Work or currently studying for a Degree in Social Work.
Successful candidates who demonstrate the required standard for desirable criteria 1 and 2 in both the application and at interview will commence at point 18, £18,217.