Team Manager – Young Peoples Supported Accommodation
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part time 30 hours per week plus out of hours on-call on a rota’d basis
Salary: £30,000 per annum pro rata
Locations: Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire
Start Date: 21st September 2020
Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council to provide Supported Accommodation for Young People aged 16-24 across South Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
We are looking for an inspirational leader to manage a team of support workers who will work with young people between the ages of 16-24 living in supported accommodation helping them transform their lives.
Connection Support works with young people in crisis - homeless and unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health or crime. Offering high quality supported accommodation, we aim to inspire, to educate, to motivate and - most importantly - to make possible. To offer everything under one roof that marginalised young people need to rediscover their potential.
You will be a ‘Key Person’ in making sure our young people are kept safe, gain independent living skills and feel happy and supported in their living environment. To act as an appropriate role model and to work closely with them to enable them to address their difficulties and achieve their optimum potential.
Core office hours are offered although on-going flexibility will be required at evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. The post comes with 38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement, pro rata for part time employees.
The full Job Description including working pattern details are available on our website.
What you’ll be doing
Managing a team of Young People’s Support Workers is about acting as a role model providing a caring, supportive and nurturing environment in which young people can feel secure and free from harm. Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional positive regard whilst also helping young people gain self control by challenging unacceptable behaviour and rewarding acceptable, pro-social conduct. Ensuring that each young person’s support plan is followed and amended as appropriate to reflect their changing needs. Provide training in Independent Living Skills to enable independent living (budgeting, finding employment, cooking, cleaning, basic general maintenance around the home etc.).
It’s also about taking responsibility for managing clients and liaising with families, health care professionals and other stakeholders to ensure that the best support plans are created and delivered. Working closely with clients aged between 16 to 24, with a wide variety of support needs who are at risk of homelessness, to help them retain their accommodation or obtain new accommodation is an important aspect of the role, as is an understanding of complex needs and carrying out risk assessments.
Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.
What you’ll need
Well-organised, IT literate and adept at allocating and delegating work appropriately, you have a proven ability to lead and supervise others and a good understanding of support planning processes. What’s more, you're contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for young people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
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