Accommodation and Community Support Worker

Closing date: 
28 Aug 2017
Work as part of a team to provide effective 24 hour case management support services (accommodation units, transition into the community, within the community or hub, where in place) as required.

JOIN OUR TEAM - Support Workers

Full time and Casual vacancies in locations throughout Northern Ireland

We support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve a meaningful and independent place in their community.

These posts suit those individuals who are passionate about developing their career within the sector or for those who are studying or seeking build their experience for a career in social work, mental health or nursing.

Reports to: Team Leader

Salary: NJC Points £17,107 - £19,202 per annum (£9.72 – Emergency Relief Support Worker). A range of additional benefits are also available such as; Westfield Health Care, 37 days holiday leave (including statutory holidays) rising for each completed year of service to a maximum of 42 days, Childcare Vouchers and many more.

Locations: Opportunities available throughout Northern Ireland.

Hours: Participation on a 24 x 7 rotation shift pattern (average 35 hours per week) including the requirement to work evenings, weekends and waking nights.

Job Purpose: Work as part of a team to provide effective 24 hour case management support services (accommodation units, transition into the community, within the community or hub, where in place) as required.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

1. Maths and English GCSE at Grade C OR an equivalent qualification

2. Six months’ recent full time equivalent experience (either paid or voluntary) of directly supporting people with complex and multiple needs within a residential or community setting gained within the last three years. Complex needs include the following area:

•      Homelessness Prevention

•      Substance Misuse

•      Offending

•      Mental Health

•      Young People

       ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL CRITERION: only for those wishing to be considered to work as a support worker for young people services - 242, Antrim Road project, Coleraine – Mount Street Mews, Foyer – Belfast.

1. One year’s experience working with young people aged 16-25.

3. Experience of identifying support needs, including client specific risks, and putting plans in place to support those needs.

4. IT skills – Ability to use email, internet and databases to electronically record support work (within SCNI we use a client recording system called OSKA but previous use of this is not essential)

5. NISCC Registered (or commitment to become registered if appointed) and confirmation of willingness to be subject to ACCESSNI checks.

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

1. Valid driving license and access to a car or other form of transport to undertake duties associated with the role.

For more information please visit the careers section of our website: https://simoncommunity.erecruit.co.uk/erecruit/company/jobs.do

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th August 2017.