Service:
MACS Floating Support and Supported Housing Services
Location:
Belfast / Downpatrick / Lisburn / Newry
Contract:
Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 Months
Hours/days:
37.5 hours per week
Salary:
£28,799 per annum & pension at 4% of salary
Closing Date:
Monday, 28 Sep 2020 @09.30am
Reference:
INTMAN/0920
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MACS provides 24/7 supported housing for young people leaving care who are aged between 16 and 21. Housing workers support young people to build the skills and confidence to maintain their own homes.

Young people will receive individualised support based on support planning ongoing assessment / review and keeping safe were appropriate. Young people can live with us for up to 2 years before moving into the community.

NOTE: Peripatetic Post – No Fixed Base (may be located any service, dependant on need Belfast/Downpatrick/Lisburn/Newry).

Skills & Knowledge Required

Criteria 1

  • Degree in Social Work or Youth and Community Work or equivalent.

And

  • 3 years’ experience of working with at risk young people.
  • 2 years’ experience of leading and managing staff.
  • 2 years’ experience of developing and managing a service.

 

OR

  • 5 years’ experience of working with children / young people.
  • 2 years’ experience of leading and managing staff.
  • 2 years’ experience of developing and managing a service.

Criteria 2

  • Ability to work on your own initiative and make decisions (autonomously) in a responsible and accountable manner.

Criteria 3

  • Ability to lead and develop a team.

Criteria 4

  • Experience of liaising with statutory agencies in order to meet the needs of the young people.

Criteria 5

  • Able to demonstrate excellent written skills.

Criteria 6

  • A full current driving licence and access to a car is required 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

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