Location UK / Downpatrick Area

Job Type Temporary part-time

Salary See description

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1435937

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Integrated Floating Support and Housing Worker based in Downpatrick

“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


Part Time (21 Hours), Fixed Term

(for up to 12 months subject to staff member returning) 

Overall objective of the INTEGRATED role:

Newry, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Belfast are Integrated Floating and Housing Services. Floating Support supports young people who are homeless, ‘sofa surfing’ and at risk of eviction, to access and maintain accommodation in the community. The Housing Service (Move in to Move On) provides supported housing for young people who are homeless or leaving care to make the transition to interdependent living and their own tenancy.



  • 2 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 with housing support needs in a supported housing environment or within the community.                                                               


  • Degree in Social Work, youth and community Work or similar
  • 1 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in the community                                


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


  • 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
  • Can be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment


  • 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 pro rata and pension at 4% of salary

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 09.30am

To obtain an Application Pack please: See our website and apply online 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, Irish News Workplace Wellbeing Award winners 2017 and we have attained Investors in People Gold and Health and Wellbeing Awards!