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Young Persons Worker (3956)

Dundee, Angus
Circa £17,547 per annum 
Full-Time, Permanent 37 hours per week ( nightshift & dayshift available) 

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Dundee Youth Housing Support provides a diverse range of prevention and support services to young homeless people, young people with additional needs and care experienced young people in the Dundee area. The mainstay of the service is to provide supported accommodation to enable young people aged 16-21 years to develop their independent living skills.

The service operates 24/7 providing a mixture of direct access and temporary accommodation for up to 33 young people across 3 sites. DYHS is currently supporting approximately 60 young people.



You will make a difference by:

-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.

-Maintaining the hygiene and the cleanliness of all working areas, internal and external. Including kitchen and bathroom areas

-Ensuring familiarity and compliance with relevant Action for Children policies and procedures and work as part of the Dundee Youth Housing Service team

-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.


You will need:

-Knowledge and awareness of methods of prevention of homeless intervention.

-Knowledge of the issues and barriers facing young adults who may at times lead chaotic lives.  

-Knowledge of disabilities and how this affects individuals.

-A driving License and use of a car is desirable

-Are qualified to or willing to undertake SVQ3 Social Care.



The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.


For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07741627578 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk



We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


 
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Location
Dundee Youth Housing Service
40C Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee, Tayside, DD4 6QT
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  • Circa:
    £17,547
  • Department/Division:
    Scotland
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    11 August 2020
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