Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
£19804.00-£19804.00 per year
Job description

Are you in search of an opportunity to impact lives? Are you interested in joining a team of Support Workers that are working together to end homelessness in our communities? Are you looking for a job that offers shift work patterns that give you the flexibility to do other personal things?

If your answers to these questions are yes, then we have a job opportunity for you as Youth Homelessness Support Worker. We are recruiting for two Youth Homelessness Support Workers to work on a fixed-term contract basis at our office in Burnage Lane, Manchester.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,804 per annum plus pension and other benefits.

Depaul UK works with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. We specialise in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness

Over the past 30 years, we have grown as an organisation and developed and enhanced our work and the impact it has across the UK.  Depaul UK has a wide range of services for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.

The Youth Homelessness Support Worker Role: 

We are looking for a Support Worker to work full time (37.5 hours per week) on a rota basis for a 6 months fixed term contract. You will help organise group sessions and activities within the accommodation to encourage social engagement.

We are also looking for a Support Workers to work full time (37.5 hours per week) on a rota basis for 12 months fixed term contract. You will be responsible for supporting our thirteen 18-25-year-old residents to move from hostel living to their own independent accommodation.

Both roles will carry a caseload of young clients and support them with their physical and emotional needs and help them to achieve independence. You will also be responsible for overseeing the general upkeep of the accommodation and ensuring it is properly maintained.

Please indicate which role you are applying for when you submit your application. The official job title for this position is Progression Coach.

What makes this role exciting?

  • A thorough induction and orientation to help you settle in and ensure you have the knowledge and support you need to perform your role.
  • Continuous support and supervision including reflective practice to develop your learning and skills as a practitioner.

What will ideally support your success in this Youth Homelessness Support Worker role?

  • Experience of working with young people or those who have experienced homelessness.
  • An understanding of the needs of people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health, substance misuse
  • A knowledge and understanding of Risk Assessments and Support Planning.
  • Able to demonstrate clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures
  • Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills

 What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Four Weeks Paternity Leave

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you’d like to become our Youth Homelessness Support Worker then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date for Support Worker applications: Thursday 9th December 23:59

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this role. Our recruitment checks, induction, and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients. Depaul UK strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 09 December 2021
Job ref: MLManYHSW2611
Tags: Social Care/Development