Service:
Supported Housing
Location:
Belfast / Downpatrick / Lisburn / Newry
Salary:
£8.35 per hour
Closing Date:
Monday, 15 Jan 2018 @9.30am
Reference:
SESS/1217
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Belfast, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newry Supported Housing Services (Move in to Move On) provide supported housing for young people who are homeless or leaving care to make the transition to interdependent living and their own tenancy.

Lisburn and Downpatrick Services include short term (up to 10 days) ‘Assessment’ accommodation for 16/17 year olds presenting as homeless.

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.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Criteria 1

  • 6 months experience of working with young people aged 16-21

Criteria 2

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

Criteria 3

  • Ability to manage conflict and aggression
  • Ability to work with young people who abuse substances
  • Ability to support young people to set up and run a home

Criteria 4

  • Can use feedback to develop practice
  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment

Other

In order to be offered a position, candidates successful at interview stage will be required to attend a mandatory induction training day on Saturday 17th February 2018.

Typical Working Pattern (subject to change)

Belfast

  • Waking Shift: 5pm – 5am
  • Sleep in Shift: 8pm – 8am
  • Daytime cover including weekends and bank holidays

Downpatrick

  • Waking Shift: 6pm – 6am
  • Sleep in Shift: 8.30pm – 8.30am
  • Daytime cover including weekends and bank holidays

Newry

  • Waking Shift: 5pm – 5am
  • Sleep in Shift: 9pm – 9am
  • Daytime cover including weekends and bank holidays

Lisburn

  • Waking Shift: 5pm – 5am
  • Sleep in Shift: 8.30pm – 8.30am
  • Daytime cover including weekends and bank holidays

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, 2017 and we have attained the Irish News Workplace Wellbeing and Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Silver Awards!

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