Floating Support 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.
The role of a Floating Support Worker is to provide a range of interventions to assist Young People aged 16-25 to access and/or maintain their own accommodation in the community. In this role you will also support young people aged 16/17 who are homeless, young people ‘sofa surfing’ and at risk of eviction.
Skills & Knowledge Required
- 2 years’ experience of working with young people age 16-25 in supported housing or community based support or similar environment
- Degree in Social Work, Youth and Community Work or similar AND
- 1 years’ experience of working with young people age 16-25 in supported housing or community based support or similar environment
- Experience of assessing risk and safety planning in order to keep young people safe
- Experience of assessing need and support planning for young people
- Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and feedback
- To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment
- 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
- Experience of working with youth homelessness
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.
MACS Supporting Children & Young People is an Equal Opportunities Employer