Leigh, Greater Manchester
Wigan, Greater Manchester
£28,544 - £30,544 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job Title: Independent Living Mentor and Social Worker Student Mentor

Salary: £ 28,544 - £30,544 plus benefits

Status: Substantive

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays

Based at: Will be expected to work within the community throughout the Wigan and Leigh Borough

Responsible to: Service Manager

Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees

Closing Date : 12 Noon Wednesday 20th October 2021

To Apply : Please review the Job Description below , enclose your CV along with a covering letter to explain why you feel you are perfect for this role. 

Please do not register at the above link until you are ready to add your documents, once registered, you cannot amend your application or add any documents.

Please apply early as we reserve the right to bring forward or extend the deadline for applications, so please get your applications in as soon as possible


The Brick is a charity with big aspirations and its local community at the heart of everything it does. As a result, The Brick follows a strategy and approach focusing on personal development by following The 3 R’s. The 3 R’s are: Relief, meeting felt needs, Restoration, equipping people for self-sustaining, independent living, and Reformation, speaking out and acting against social injustice.

The key role will be to support The Brick and individuals through providing Restoration. You will collaborate with an individual to create and facilitate bespoke support to some of the most vulnerable individuals and families across the borough, to ensure that they are provided with accurate advice and information needed to secure or maintain permanent accommodation. To ensure that people have access to relevant services, training and advocacy in order to remove barriers to independent living.

To carry out the role of the Independent Living Mentor team providing support to residents in emergency access homeless accommodation. Additional responsibility for mentoring social work students during their work placements with The Brick.

ILM - Ensuring that a consistent high level of service is provided. To ensure that bespoke support is provided to vulnerable individuals and families across the borough and that accurate advice and information is provided to allow individuals to secure and maintain permanent accommodation. To ensure that people have access to relevant services, training and advocacy in order to remove barriers to independent living. To ensure that individuals are appropriately safeguarded and that all recording is completed to a high standard. You will also be responsible for carrying a caseload

Social Work Student Mentor – Qualified Social work with practitioner experience is essential for this role. You will have responsibility for co-ordinating and supporting social work students through their work placement. As their onsite supervisor you will have direct line management including undertaking supervisions, providing feedback and ensuring social work students are supported through their placement. You will be responsible for sourcing appropriate learning opportunities and ensuring their work is completed to a high standard. An in depth knowledge of the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework is required.

Posted on: 20 September 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Work

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