MACS Supported Housing
Lisburn and Downpatrick
Lisburn - Full Time Permanent and Downpatrick - Full Time (Fixed Term until 31 March 2017)
36 Hours
Closing Date:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 @09.30am

Downpatrick and Lisburn 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, our 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

  • 1 years’ experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing or similar environment
  • Experience of successfully liaising with a variety of agencies

Criteria 2

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

Criteria 3

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

Criteria 4

  • Work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Make your own decisions and work under pressure
  • Be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment

Criteria 5

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


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

Hours of Employment

Full Time: 36 hours per week (shift work). Shifts include nights, weekends and bank holidays. Shift patterns may be subject to change and is predominately waking shift cover required for this role.

Typical Working Pattern (subject to change)

  • 10am – 10pm (once monthly)
    5pm – 5am (waking shift)
    8.30pm – 8.30am (waking shift)

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