HOUSING WORKER – NEWRY

Location UK / Newry

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1440966

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Housing Worker based in Newry

Overall objective of the HOUSING WORKER role:

MACS provides 24/7 supported housing for 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.

PERSON SPECIFICATION – ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POST HOLDER:

CRITERIA 1:

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

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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 a supported housing or similar environment

And

  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies

CRITERIA 2:

  • 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

CRITERIA 3:

  • 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

CRITERIA 4:

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

CRITERIA 5:

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

Salary: £21,388 per annum 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.

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Closing Date: Friday 04th October 2019 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