FLOATING SUPPORT WORKER (No Fixed Base)

Location UK / Downpatrick Area

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1439432

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Floating Support Worker based in Downpatrick

MACS Floating Support services provide a range of interventions to assist young people aged 16 – 25 to access/maintain accommodation in the community. In this role you will also support young people aged 16/17 who are homeless, young people ‘sofa surfing’ and at risk of eviction.  This Floating Support Role will have no fixed base and will move across MACS Floating Support teams in Belfast / Lisburn / Newry / Downpatrick to cover long term staffing gaps; such as long term sick or maternity.  Initial base will be Downpatrick for 12 months

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POST HOLDER:

CRITERIA 1          

2 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in the community

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Degree in Social Work, youth and community Work or similar

1 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in the community

CRITERIA 2          

  • Experience of supporting 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of eviction and need support to maintain accommodation in the community
  • Have developed a range of contacts, networks and resources to support 16-25 year olds to access and maintain accommodation

CRITERIA 3          

  • Experience of supporting 16-25 year olds to access and maintain appropriate benefits or income

CRITERIA 4          

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

CRITERIA 5          

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

Hours of Employment:   35 Hours per week

Salary: £23,100 per annum and pension at 4% of salary

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Closing Date: Friday 27th September at 09.30am

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!