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NLA - Intensive Support Worker - 1625

closing date 26 Feb

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Limited Term
Advert Start Date: 12 February, 2018
Advert End Date: 26 February, 2018
Salary: £22,658 to £24,964 per year (NJC Scale 25 - 28), (pro rata for part time) starting at the bottom of the scale
Location: Please refer to advertisement
Weekly Hours: Full time 37.5
Job Category: Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy Ref: 806/intensive Support Worker/EP

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Further information

About us
1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years.

With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2000 young people last year. We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West and leaders in our field. No other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.
Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation. Read more about what we do and who we are.
About the job
(Please read the full job description for more detail)
Terms, conditions and benefits:
• Hours per week: Full time 37.5
• Contract type: Fixed term contract 16th April until April 2019
• Pay: £22,658 to £24,964 per year (NJC Scale 25 - 28), (pro rata for part time) starting at the bottom of the scale
• 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays per annum
• Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare
• Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8% (due to increase to 2.4% from April 2018), (see Summ of T&Cs below). (HR to check)
• 37.5 hours per week (full time), working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends on a set rota
• Driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments/mobility support.

The role

You’ll be working in the High Support Services Team based at our Head Office in central Bristol, and line managed by the High Support Project Manager.
The service delivers intensive support in high quality accommodation, as part of a project commissioned by Bristol's Children and Young People Services (CYPS), to improve outcomes for care leavers with complex needs.
The role will be based in our High Support Services Team, whilst also working closely alongside our other services including Future 4 Me, which supports care leavers and young people leaving custody.

You will be rewarded by supporting positive change for young people with complex needs, who have previously struggled to receive the support or opportunities they need, and as a result have often been unable to achieve many positive steps forward in their lives.
The team are very supportive of each other and you will take part in regular, facilitated reflective practice sessions to improve your own and the team's practice, with an overall aim of improving outcomes for young people.
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.
An average day might include:
1. Planned key work sessions with young people, assisting them with achieving personal goals.
2. Supporting young people to maximise their income and minimise debts.
3. Attending a multi-agency meeting.

About you
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 have significant experience of working with vulnerable young people, with empathy and understanding of the needs of young people leaving care and of the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people, and have excellent skills in engaging young people who have led chaotic lifestyles or experienced trauma, supporting them to achieve a successful and safe transition into adulthood and independent living.

You must have the ability, skills and experience needed to develop trusting relationships with vulnerable people and to understand their “drivers” and aspirations. You are able to offer clear and consistent responses to service users who may present challenging behaviour, be chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.

You must have the ability manage a caseload effectively and co-ordinate packages of care and support from multiple agencies. This includes experience of working with and developing excellent working relationships with other lead professionals, including social workers, drug, alcohol and mental health services, Youth Offending Teams and education, employment and training providers.


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: Jo Mills, High Support Projects Manager on 0117 9276805, or email
To apply, download the documents in the Job Pack below or email

Closing Date: 12pm Monday 26 February 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 7 March 2018

NOTE: This is not a local authority post and applicants will need to satisfy themselves with regard to condition of service.