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Housing Support Worker (12362)

Housing Support Worker

Salary:  £23,151.50 per annum, pro rata

Location: Dundee

Contract/Hours: Fixed term contract for 1 year / Part Time – 20 hours per week (including evening and weekends)

Benefits:

  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays pro rata, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Our Homeless prevention team works closely with young people aged 16-21 and families in Dundee. Our aim is early intervention to prevent family breakdowns and reduce the risk of homelessness. We support young people who are at risk of/ and are homeless. We aim to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, working in partnership with young people and their families to encourage informed healthy decisions.

As a Housing Support Worker, you'll play a crucial role in supporting vulnerable young individuals. You'll be supporting young people to achieve their potential by establishing relationships within the community and contributing to care plans, support plans, and risk assessments.

We believe in collaborative decision-making and our approach involves working closely with young people and their families. By actively involving them in the process, we empower them to make informed choices about their housing options. You'll make a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable young individuals. Your dedication and compassion will help shape their futures

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities for the Housing Support Worker role are;

  • Maintaining effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues and with young people and families and where necessary encourage and promote involvement to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Being alert to child protection and safeguarding issues and inform appropriate line managers of concerns in line with safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Participating in regular supervision sessions and practice meetings to maintain a cohesive approach and undertake training as identified.
  • Working towards GIRFEC outcome and comply with Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC Code of conduct.
  • Enabling young people to develop independent living skills and sustain tenancy.

Let's talk about you

  • SVQ Level 3 or equivalent level qualification in Residential Childcare, Social Services & Healthcare or similar and/or willingness to work towards.
  • Knowledge and awareness of methods of prevention of homeless intervention.
  • The ability to keep young people as the focus of all work and ensure the young persons feelings and wishes are represented in meetings and record keeping.
  • Experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.

Good to know

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool: We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at Laura.McCarthy2@actionforchildren.org.uk. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

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Location
Dundee Housing Options
40C Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee, Tayside, Scotland, DD4 6QT
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  • Salary:
    £23,151.50 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Children's Services Scotland
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    24 July 2024
  • Number of Roles:
    2
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