Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1413571

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Housing Worker- Supported Housing based in Belfast

Why Work for us?

Our Culture..

“At MACS young people are at the heart of what we do. We encourage an interdependent way of living. We see the value in making mistakes. We actively encourage personal and professional development so that our young people and staff can reach their fullest potential”.

Interdependence: MACS recognize that as social creatures, we cannot exist totally independently from others.

Personal Growth and Development: We invest in our staff and young people, challenge their thinking and encourage training to increase skills and knowledge.

Risk Taking and Making Mistakes: Our ethos and belief is that it is OK to make mistakes and by examining what went wrong, we can improve and use the learning.

Self Determination and Autonomy: MACS employ experienced and skilled staff that we trust to make appropriate decisions to work effectively and safely with our young people.

Judging Others: MACS recognizes that judgements are natural, however we ensure that ours are examined and explored in a way that results in a positive outcome for all.

Communication: We have a friendly, relaxed, engaging and warm attitude that fosters positive communication between young people and the organization as a whole.

Trust and Integrity: We earn trust from young people and other professionals by consistently delivering top quality services, underpinned by a core value of trust and integrity.

Involving yourself: MACS welcomes input from all staff and young people and encourages participation in having your say and embracing new opportunities.

How we do things around here..

  • No dress code
  • You must take a lunch break
  • We all eat together when we can
  • There is no deference towards managers, we are all equally important in carrying out the work
  • We get to know each other
  • There are no set times for breaks, as long as you get the work done
  • Come up with ideas and we will try to see if they can be implemented
  • Make your space your own
  • Have a laugh 




Overall objective of the HOUSING WORKER role:

Uni. St provides 24/7 supported housing for 18 young people leaving care who aged between 16 and 21. Housing Workers support young people to build the skills and confidence to maintain their own homes. Young people will receive individualised support based on support planning ongoing assessment/review and keeping safe were appropriate. Young people can live with us for up to 2 years before moving on to their own accommodation in the community.



  • 2 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing or similar environment


  • Degree in Social Work, youth and community Work or similar
  • 1 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing or similar environment


  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies


  • Understanding of young people who have been homeless, have left care or have high support needs
  • Have developed a range of contacts, networks and resources to support 16-25 year olds to access and maintain accommodation


  • Experience of supporting young people to make transition from care into independent living
  • Experience of supporting 16-25 year olds to access and maintain appropriate benefits or income


  • Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and feedback
  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment


  • A full current driving licence and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full

Salary: £21,388 pro rata and pension at 4% of salary

Hours of Work: Working Hours include evenings, weekends and bank holidays and may change to reflect the needs of the young people.

Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2019 at 09.30am

To obtain an Application Pack please: See attached link to our website for Application Form and Job Description by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below 

Attractive Terms and Conditions!

At MACS we value staff work life balance. We offer many Flexible Working Options, Family Friendly Work Arrangements, 30 day + stats leave entitlement, competitive Maternity Leave and Sick Pay Package.

We offer competitive salaries and higher than average pension contributions.

These are just some of the many benefits of working with MACS!

We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015, 2016 and 2017. We have attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Gold Awards and are Irish News Awards Workplace Wellbeing Winners 2017!