An opportunity has arisen to work at our young people’s supported housing scheme in Colchester as a Housing Support Worker. The scheme provides support & accommodation to young people aged 16-21 years being referred through the Essex County Council gateway. The scheme operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, across 365 days per year (incl. weekends & bank holidays). The staff team work within a rolling 6 week rota which includes 1- 2 sleep in duties on average per week.
We are looking for someone who has a trauma informed and flexible approach to working, with great communication skills. Who will also have a good understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young people; experience of working alongside individuals with high support needs who present distressed & risky behaviours. A good knowledge of the benefits system and entitlements available to young people. required in post staff will be key working individuals, empowering them to build upon and develop their independent living skills, supporting them to move forward into independent living.
Support will be trauma informed (ways of supporting people that recognise specific needs they may have as a result of past or ongoing trauma) inclusive of the clients individual needs with the objective of securing employment, training and/or education, maintain engagement with external services.
Peabody is committed to providing excellent service to both Tenants and staff.
Join us and you could benefit from a package which includes potential earnings of up to £24,170.00, Flexible Benefits, 25 days paid holiday (+ bank holiday entitlement) based on full time contract.
For an informal discussion regarding the post please call Nicola Smith on 01206 369156.
Please note: Interviews will be conducted using a video call provider.
At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.
Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.