Who we are?

we provide 100+ units within a range of supported housing projects, alongside single, shared and emergency accommodation within the South Somerset area. Offering a home and support needed by young people to develop skills, prepare for independent living and access to training, education, employment and social & leisure opportunities as part of the P2i contract.

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 the South Somerset area 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 Senior 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.

A Full Driving Licence with access to a vehicle.

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.

What we offer!

  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave. 
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7. 
  • YMCA employee advantages

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week on average on rota including days, evenings, bank holidays and week- ends.

Salary

£24,500 per year

Fixed term until 31st March 2024

Located in Yeovil and the South Somerset area

Please find the job description and personal specifications for this role as follows:

Senior Accommodation and Support Worker Dispersed JD and PS June 2020.pdf

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Charley, Accommodation and Support Manager for dispersed units: charleydawes@ymca-bg.org or call 07929847180

HR line

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.

OUR CORE VALUES

These core values were developed by our staff and trustees and they are at the core of what we do and how we behave. We know that our staff are at the heart of all our work and we are constantly working at ways to develop and nurture our employees. Some current ways we do this include:

  • Staff get a fully inclusive membership of our health & wellbeing centre in Bath for the heavily discounted price of £15/month
  • We offer a weekly wind down yoga and guided meditation class that is free to all staff
  • We offer ways to upskill in different areas such as social media, fundraising, relationship building and health, safety & compliance
  • Mentoring, coaching and secondment schemes – to support staff new in post and those seeking development and new opportunities.
  • To meet and attend national YMCA events as well as access to other YMCA networks either geographically or role driven.

Other employee benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
  • Free health & wellbeing advice via a 24/7 support line
  • YMCA employee advantages such as access to national YMCA discounts

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