Specialist Support Worker-Housing First For Youth
Reports To: Service Manager
Salary/Benefits: Points 23-26, £21,440 – £23,587 per annum.
Department: Homelessness Services
Location: Greater Belfast Area: working across a range of communities to support young people
You may also be required to work in other sites (temporarily or permanently) due to reasonable operational requirements.
Hours of Work: Rotation shift pattern (average 35 hours per week) including the requirement to work evenings, weekends and waking nights. Reasonable hours outside of this may be required to fulfil the duties of this position.
Job Purpose: This is an exciting and dynamic service, providing bespoke interventions to a small group of Looked After Children aged 16-18 years, to enable them to live in safety and stability, and have a place to call home.
You will be responsible for delivering direct support to a small group of young people with complex needs. The young people will live in the community and the HFFY service will provide 24/7 support to ensure their safety, promote their stability, and build resilience to enable them to manage their tenancy.
Core to this role is providing a holistic team approach which in turn ensures effective and consistent support to young people. This holistic strength-based approach is undertaken in partnership with Social Services and Mental Health Professionals to ensure risk is mitigated and appropriate interventions are delivered.
The support interventions that are required are flexible and diverse. These may include supporting young people: during episodes of poor mental health; whilst under the influence of substances or alcohol; with concerns regarding sexual exploitation; to build, maintain and feel safe in their home; to attend college or a work placement; to have fun and do activities.
For more information about this role and for a full list of criteria please see the attached job profile.