Company : Peabody
Job Location : Witham, UK
Posted on : Tue, 26 May 2020 17:12:26 GMT
Job Description :
Peabody have a full time, permanent opportunity for a Housing Support Worker to join the team at our young people’s supported housing scheme in Witham. The scheme provides support & accommodation to young people aged 16-21 years. The scheme operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, across 365 days per year (incl. weekends & bank holidays). Bramble Court provides support and accommodation for young people being referred through the Essex County Council gateway. The service accommodates and supports 16 & 17 years olds, Care leavers and some 18 to 21 years olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The staff team work within a rolling rota which includes 1-2 sleep in duties on average per week.
We are looking for someone who has a flexible approach to work with great communication skills. You will also have a good understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young people; experience of working alongside individuals with medium-high support needs who present challenging & risky behaviours. A good knowledge of the benefits system and entitlements available to young people.
You will be key working individuals, empowering them to build upon and develop their independent living skills, supporting them to move forward into independent living. Peabody South East is committed to providing excellent service to both its Tenants and staff.
Bramble Court provides accommodation for young people at risk and those leaving care. They are aged between the ages of 16-21 years and will receive support before moving on into independent living. Tenants are offered help to develop skills such as budgeting, setting up home and seeking employment or training. Staff also provide advice and support to help tenants gain access to other services and organisations. For example, they will help tenants to access health services, social care or specialist services.
Bramble Court is located in Witham and is within easy reach of the town centre. It provides accommodation for 25 young people. There is one flat which is used as an office and sleep-in area for staff.
Join us and you could benefit from a package which includes potential earnings of up to £24,170.00, Flexible Benefits, 25 days paid holiday (+ bank holiday entitlement) based on full time contract.
Please note: Interviews will be conducted using a video call provider.
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