Housing support worker- 1 year experience required
-A minimum of one years’ experience of working with vulnerable people in either a paid or voluntary capacity
-Has experience of or can demonstrate outstanding commitment and enthusiasm for working with young people from complex backgrounds who have experienced growing up in care
-Worked in an environment where confidentiality is applied at a sensitive level
-Provides a respectful and supportive attitude to service users.
-Can demonstrate a commitment to own professional development.
-The ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with young people, colleagues and external agencies
-Builds trust and has respect for others through restorative working
-The ability to support young people who, in addition to having a housing support need, have other support needs.
-The ability to support young people to identify need and risk and plan for positive goals and outcomes.
-To be able to respond appropriately to instances of challenging behaviour.
-Show respect in the workplace and have a commitment to Equality and Diversity
-Be non-judgemental and be able to challenge discrimination.
-Develop young people’s independent living skills and provide practical support to young people
-Ability to follow instructions, work independently, to plan, organise and implement work effectively in a constructive manner.
-Ability to maintain timely and accurate records as per requirements of the service contract
-Demonstrates flexibility in approach to work and open to and supportive of change and new
ways of working
-A minimum of one years’ experience of working with vulnerable people in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
Access to own transport to work efficiently across Leeds
Experience off working with a wide range of agencies to ensure positive outcomes.
Experience of using support services or have lived experience
Facilitating group work and activities
Worked in a 24/7 housing environment
Have or be willing to work towards Level 3 – Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent
Competent in the use of a PC, particularly the use of MS Word and Outlook.
To have an awareness of the causes and effects of youth homelessness
To have an understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and poor mental wellbeing
To understand and display Professional Boundaries & Confidentiality
Knowledge of the statutory services for young people and children looked after and care leavers.
Knowledge of child/adult protection and safeguarding issues
Understanding of teamwork and how to assist colleagues and managers
A basic understanding of Health and Safety at work places
Knowledge of the provision for single homeless people in Leeds.
First Aid trained
Knowledge of the approaches to supporting complex young people with developmental delay
Click apply now if you are interested in this role to forward an up to date CV to us or call Alice on 0113 200 3715
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