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NLA - Project Worker, Southwold House

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/12/2019 23:59
£23,369 - £24,799 per annum (pro rata)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Southwold House, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
11 Dec

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are offering an opportunity for you to join our medium to low support team, at Southwold House (Yate), to provide high quality support and housing management for 10 homeless young people aged 16 – 25 years.

1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:
• Your empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face to enable you to engage young people and help them to thrive.
• Your passion and interest enables you to help young people to develop their confidence and their independent living skills, and co-design activities and involvement opportunities with young people.
• You engage young people with confidence and passion, enabling them to build positive and trusting relationships, which can be used as a tool for change.
• Your hardworking, flexible approach means you are an effective team player also able to work on your own and able to commit to working shifts.
• You confidently manage competing demands whilst remaining positive and focussed.

Whilst experience of working in the supported housing sector would be desirable, it is not essential - having a positive, can do attitude is the most important thing.

What you will be doing:

• By having a flexible creative approach to support, you will help, encourage and engage our young people through regular house meetings and 1-2-1 skill-based support sessions, enabling them to achieve positive outcomes, their goals and aspirations, breaking down barriers to achievement and move on.
• Being vigilant and responsible, you will ensure a safe, homely environment, ensuring that hostel communal areas are clean and checking the building for any health and safety concerns – reporting to maintenance as needed.
• Using your problem-solving skills, you will manage challenging behaviour when it happens
• Making effective decisions that safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and manage risk.
• By being well organised, efficient and effective you will undertake housing management tasks, including signing young people up and explaining the licence agreements, monitoring and encouraging residents to pay rent, managing breaches of licence agreements and maintaining accurate and up to date records.

This role offers a great opportunity to further develop skills, knowledge and experience in support work, particularly within supported accommodation. Our commitment as a learning organisation means you will be able to develop in the role and we will provide a full induction and ongoing training.

You will be in the South Gloucestershire team and your line manager will be the Hostel Team Leader – Southwold House.

What we are offering:
• 30 days holiday (pro rata for part time) or a day in lieu if working a Bank Holiday.
• Regular supervision, yearly Personal Development Reviews and a supportive team, enhanced through monthly Reflective Practice sessions, where colleagues learn from their own and others’ experiences.
• A listening and learning environment, with regular Wellbeing Surveys.
• Employer pension contribution of 4%.

Contract details:
• Hours per week: 30 hours (working on a rota providing cover Monday – Friday); represents 0.75 FTE
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: £23,369 - £24,799 per annum (pro rata)
• Scale: NJC 16-19 starting at the bottom of the scale
• The location: You will be based in Southwold House in Yate, within walking distance of the train station with excellent links to central Bristol.

Application information:
• To access the Job Pack for this role, and complete an Application Form, please visit the vacancy webpage on our Website.
• To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Tracie Roberts (tracie.roberts@1625ip.co.uk) – tel: 0117 34563992
• If you have any queries, please email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Important dates:
• Application deadline closes: 09:00 on 12/12/19.
• If you have not heard from us by 13/12/19 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
• Interviews are on Thursday 19/12/19

Covering Letter Guidance
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete. We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.

In your Covering Letter, please tell us how your personal qualities, knowledge and experience meet the criteria of this post. Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria. Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage.

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process. Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.


Equal opportunities for everyone:
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.

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