Accommodation and Support Worker Under 18 years old
- Location: Glastonbury however will require travel across the Mendip and South Somerset areas when needed
- Salary: £23,625 per annum
Who we are
YMCA Brunel Group is an independent, locally governed and managed charity operating in Mendip, Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and South Somerset. We are part of the international YMCA movement. Our mission is to create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.
Our activities include:
Accommodation for over 700 people every year who are at risk of being homeless, who are on low incomes, experience barriers to work, or young people in need of high levels of support, who have often experienced trauma and difficult times in their lives. We don’t just provide a bed, we support people holistically and continually seek to help our residents gain the training, skills and confidence to lead independent lives.
A Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath, a community facility with a fully kitted out gym, functional fitness areas and extensive class programme.
Two commercial hostels in Bath and Bristol which help us cover our central costs.
Twelve youth clubs for young people aged 10-19, including 4 young carers groups, providing a space where they can have dedicated time to talk to trusted youth workers, access relevant information about issues that concern them, and develop their social networks.
Eight Ofsted registered Nurseries, providing spaces for up to 360 children where they are given opportunities and experiences that will set them up for their educational journeys and prepare them for their lives ahead.
What does the job entail?
This is a key role within the support team of YMCA Brunel Group. The post holder will be working to support young people within our small housing projects and within the community to equip them with the skills to live independently.
Support will be provided across Mendip and the South Somerset areas where needed, both accommodation and community-based work, to assist those who are not housed but need comprehensive housing support to identify, secure and set up accommodation to achieve independent living.
The post is also responsible for Housing Management duties to ensure a holistic service for clients including administration, rent collection and rent administration, notification of repairs and maintenance, health and safety tasks and ensuring the environment is welcoming and safe for clients and staff.
What skills will the successful candidate need?
Are you positive and proactive? Can you relate well to young people, be an inspiring role model and help them develop the skills they need to successfully live independently? If so, becoming a Support Worker with us might be the job for you!
No two days are the same! We are looking for people who can:
Build positive relationships with young people, so they can belong, contribute and thrive.
Support and advocate for young people and work effectively with other organisations to best meet their needs.
Carry out housing management tasks, provide a safe welcoming environment and deliver our tenant accreditation programme.
Help young people moving on with tenancy set up and provide ongoing support so they keep their accommodation.
The successful candidate will have a Full Driving Licence with access to a vehicle.
What we offer
Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Cycle to work scheme
YMCA employee advantages
YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.
The post is predominantly located in Glastonbury however will require travel across the Mendip and South Somerset areas when needed.
There are two roles, one full time 37.5 hours per week and one part time 20 hours per week (on average on rota including days, evenings, bank holidays and week-ends).
Permanent positions, 6 month probationary period
Rate of Pay
£23,625 per annum plus annual leave
YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.