Job Type - Permanent/Part-Time
Hours - 18.5 Hours Per Week Salary - £10,179.63 Location- Grantham
We are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities, and reducing crime. Last year alone we helped support, house, educate, advise, and speak out for 38,000 disadvantaged young people and adults - and you could now help us make an even bigger impact going forward.
Our services in Lincolnshire help vulnerable young people, who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness, to live independently. We can offer employment within an established team that employs a non-judgemental approach, sensitivity and understanding.
Our aim is to inspire the young people we support to be ambitious and embrace new opportunities. We offer transparent, positive, and open working environments that foster inclusive working cultures and encourage creativity and an engaging mind-set. We enable the young people we support to have new experiences and develop new skills to become independent and make a positive contribution to society.
The purpose of these services is to transform the lives of Lincolnshire’s most vulnerable young people and our vision is to ensure every person in our services is given the support they need to have a chance at a brighter future.Who we are looking for?
A passionate, energetic and inspirational Support Worker who willsupport young people, aged 16- 25, to transition from supported accommodation into more independent accommodation. The ideal candidate will have a Housing qualification and understanding of the welfare benefits system, as well as previous experience of working in Housing Management . You will need to be qualified to a minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths. You need to be approachable and have the ability to build rapport and trusted relationships with customers and outside agencies.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensure that every young person is fully equipped with all independent skills and the essential tools to successfully run their new home.Liaise with external organisations to support the young person to acquire move on items, such as essential white goods and household furniture.Attend regular meetings with move on providers to maintain good working relationships and keep up to date with up and coming housing opportunities for young people who are approaching their exit date.Respond promptly and responsibly to a safeguarding matter and/ or incident by applying Nacro's safeguarding policy and procedure
An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
A Full Driving Licence and access to own vehicle are essential criteria for this role.
This role involves working on a rota basis, and you must be able to work shifts on a rolling 3-week rota.
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