Service:
Floating / Supported Housing Worker
Location:
Lisburn
Contract:
Permanent
Hours/days:
17.5 hours per week
Salary:
£21,388 per annum (PRO RATA) and pension at 4% of salary.
Closing Date:
Monday, 18 Jul 2016 @9.30am
Interview Date:
28/07/2016
Reference:
PTINTWLIS0616

MACS Newry, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Belfast Supported 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.

The Service delivers high quality support to young people aged (16 – 21) to build the skills and confidence to maintain their own homes. Young people live with us for up to 2 years before moving on to their own tenancy in the community.

The Service delivers high quality support to young people aged (16 – 21) to build the skills and confidence to maintain their own homes. Young people live with us for up to 2 years before moving on to their own tenancy in the community.

1 Permanent Job Share Post; 8 Hours Wednesday and Thursday and 4 Hours on a Friday

Skills and knowledge required by post holder

Experience

  • 2 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing or similar environment

Or

  • Degree in Social Work, youth and community Work or similar
  • 1 years experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing or similar environment

And

  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies

Knowledge

  • Understanding of young people who have been homeless, have left care or have high support needs

Skills

  • Ability to offer support to young people to make transition into adulthood and independent living

Personal Qualities

  • To work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • To make your own decisions and work under pressure
  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment

Values

  • To work within the ethos, culture and values of MACS

Other

  • 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

Hours of Employment

Part Time: 17.5 hours per week (shift work). Shifts include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Shift patterns may be subject to change.

Typical Working Pattern below is subject to change but will normally include 1 early shift, 1 late shift per week and 1 Saturday per month.

  • 8am – 4pm
  • 9am – 5pm
  • 1pm – 8pm

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 and we have attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Silver Award!
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