Contract Type: Part Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 09 October, 2017
Advert End Date: 27 October, 2017
Salary: £2505.86 per annum
Location: Please refer to advertisement
Weekly Hours: 12
Job Category: Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy Ref: NLA/Resident Adult/1625/740/KH
1625 Independent People - Resident Adult, St Andrews
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27 October 2017
1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives through housing and support for over 30 years. Our service works because we keep young people's needs at the centre of all delivery.
With over 90 staff in four locations, we provide housing support and advice to around 2500 young people per year. We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience. You can read more about what we do and who we are.
About the job
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Terms, conditions and benefits:
• We have a live in position available as part of one of our large shared houses in St Andrews, Bristol.
• Rent and utilities charges are covered by 1625ip under this contract.
• Pay: £2,505.86 per year.
• Contract type: Permanent.
• Annual leave: 91 hours per annum (inclusive of bank holiday entitlement).
• Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare.
• There is a requirement to work flexibly which will include evening and weekend work.
The post is based in the Housing team and line managed by the Deputy Housing Manger within our dispersed housing contract.
Residents Adults provide a vital role in our dispersed housing team.
You will be living in a shared house with up to four young people, assisting them in the smooth running of the house and acting as a positive example of independent living.
The young people all have a dedicated professional support worker who supports them towards becoming independent. But they can’t be there all the time. We have found that some young people do really well and settle in much quicker if there is a bit of extra support on hand. The resident adult role provides this additional support.
You will provide up to twelve hours low level support every week, mostly in the evenings and at weekends.
The young people each have their own lockable bedroom with a communal kitchen and bathroom. The Resident Adult has a large unfurnished double room.
A typical week would involve being available to the young people if they need help, supporting them with life skills such as cooking and cleaning, carrying out safety checks, providing a listening ear and dealing with any inconsiderate behaviour such as loud music.
You will help keep the house running smoothly by helping young people settle in, doing safety checks and making sure people are sticking to the house rules (cleaning/visitors etc), all the while reporting back to the support worker.
In return, you'll have your own secure room, sharing communal facilities with utilities included.
Even though you work in the community you’re also part of the 1625ip Housing Team and you’ll meet monthly with your line manager and attend at least one house meeting with all the residents every month.
We will provide a full induction into the role and the service, with ongoing training.
This is a really rewarding role, helping young people at a crucial time in their support. Maintaining a positive dynamic in a shared house can be challenging - the young people don’t necessarily know each other at first - but when it works, you are essentially creating a home where young people can feel safe and grow.
The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE.
Our Bristol dispersed housing team provides a high quality support and housing management service to young people from a homeless background, assisting them to move on towards independence in secure, permanent accommodation.
You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.
You love being the 'go to' person, dealing with situations, helping people work things out for themselves but being supportive and listening.
You are good at maintaining boundaries and knowing when to escalate things.
Previous resident adults have worked full time, some have been students, active retirees and people with minimal travel commitments who tend to be around at evenings and weekends.
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27 October 2017
Interviews: Friday 3 November 2017
We believe in equal opportunities for everyone – you can read our full statement on our website. If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Kate Dobson, Deputy Dispersed Housing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the documents in the Job Pack at www.1625ip.co.uk/careers, email email@example.com or call 0117 317 8800.
NOTE: This is not a Local Authority post and applicants will need to satisfy themselves with regard to condition of service.