Service:
Integrated Floating Support and Housing Services
Location:
Belfast and Downpatrick
Contract:
x1 Full Time, Fixed Term (2 Years) Belfast and x1 Full Time, Permanent Downpatrick
Hours/days:
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Salary:
£21,388 per annum and pension at 4% of salary
Closing Date:
Friday, 8 Feb 2019 @09.30am
Reference:
INTW/01.19
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Overall objective of the INTEGRATED role:

Newry, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Belfast are Integrated Floating and Housing Services. Floating Support supports young people who are homeless, ‘sofa surfing’ and at risk of eviction, to access and maintain accommodation in the community. The Housing Service (Move in to Move On) provides supported housing for young people who are homeless or leaving care to make the transition to interdependent living and their own tenancy.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Criteria 1

  • 2 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 with housing support needs in a supported housing environment or within the community.

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  • Degree in Social Work, youth and community Work or similar &
  • 1 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in the community.

Criteria 2

  • Experience of supporting 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of eviction and need support to maintain accommodation.
  • Have developed a range of contacts, networks and resources to support 16-25 year olds to access and maintain accommodation.

Criteria 3

  • Experience of supporting 16-25 year olds to access and maintain appropriate benefits or income.

Criteria 4

  • Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and feedback
  • Can be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment.

Criteria 5

  • A full current driving license and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Why work for MACS?

  • At MACS we value staff work-life balance. We offer many flexible working options, family-friendly work arrangements.
  • We offer competitive salaries and higher than average pension contributions.
  • We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015, 2016 and 2017 and have also attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Gold Awards as well as Irish News Workplace Wellbeing Award winners 2017!

These are just some of the many benefits of working for MACS. Find out more reasons to join the team.

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MACS Supporting Children & Young People is an Equal Opportunities Employer