Senior Support Worker / Youth Worker (Homelessness / Gangs and Youth Violence)
Salary: £26,780 per annum
Hours: 37.5 per week. Working on shift which is 5 days a week over a 7 day rota, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Closing date: 25th October
About the Role
The service is an 87 bed supported housing service for young people aged 16-24 years with a range of complex needs, including experience of homelessness or rough sleeping, substance misuse, mental ill health and offending. The role will require you to work alongside customers, as part of a multidisciplinary team, to help identify their strengths and skills so they can achieve their goals and aspirations. Managing all aspects of service delivery including casework management and the daily running of busy hostels and promoting an inclusive and passionate culture.
This post presents an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the development and delivery of services that support young people affiliated to criminal activity. In this specialist role you will be expected to work directly with vulnerable clients who are involved with gang culture and violent crime. You’ll play a vital role in supporting individual’s to create opportunities to move away from their gang membership into productive members of the wider community.
As well as having experience of supporting vulnerable people who are at risk of offending, youth violence and gang affiliation to achieve independent living, you must have a clear understanding of why people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face. Our client are ideally looking for you to have worked in a similar service or hostel environment before.
a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years
option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
occupational sick pay
contributory group pension scheme
free life assurance
cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
About Our Client
Our client are a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.
They believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.
Our client offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. They work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. They campaign to end street homelessness. They build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.
Their mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.
Our client is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.