Supported Housing Support Worker
- Location: Bath
- Salary: £25,000 pa, full time equivalent
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?
We are recruiting into the post of Support Worker as part of Platform for Life Project. The P4L Project provides Support, Housing, Advice and signposting to young people who are living in our houses. You will be carrying out assessments with the young people for the project, ensuring the houses are up to a clean and tidy standard, building a supportive relationship with the young people, carrying out house checks and ensuring rent is paid or benefits are applied for.
As a Support Worker you will play a crucial role in building longer-term relationships of trust with 18 – 25-year-olds, the project aim is to help young people become more independent and able to move into their own accommodation, which you will help source. The criteria for the houses are young people should be in work or training and low-level support.
What skills will the successful candidate need?
- Knowledge of Housing issues and legislation that affects homeless people (Desirable)
- Knowledge of Safeguarding Procedures
- Experience of working with young people and conducting holistic assessments in a key worker type role
- The skills, experience and knowledge to play a part in helping to progress the project and to support the information gathering and research processes to support further growth
- Experience of working with various database systems and keeping up to date and accurate records.
- Empathy and compassion in dealing with people that in a crisis
- Work as part of a team
- Full Driving licence and the use of a vehicle with appropriate motor insurance are essential
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.
YMCA Bath is a centrally located hostel which provides accommodation to school groups, backpackers, sporting groups and universities.
37.5 hours per week over 5 days – may include the occasional evening & weekend work (flexible working arrangements)
12-month fixed term contract with possible extension depending on funding
Rate of Pay
£25,000 pa, full time equivalent
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.