Support Worker - Manchester | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Support Worker - Manchester

Job titleJob reference number
Support Worker (Progression Coach) - Manchester2108.PC.MP
SalaryHours per week
£18,675pa + pension and other benefits37.5 per week
Contract typeLocation
PermanentSouth Manchester M19 / M20

Depaul supports people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a specific focus on young people. We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfill their potential and move towards an independent and positive future.

Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/depauluk.

We require a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide seamless and cohesive support to some of the highest need young people in the Oldham area.  You will manage a case load under the direction, guidance and support of the Senior Progression Coach.

The young people will require support to overcome multiple barriers to secure stable accommodation and meaningful employment, training and education. You will ensure the accommodation is properly maintained and assist the young people in sustaining their tenancy. You will also support with daily house keeping duties across the pathway. The role of the Progression Coach is pivotal to the successful delivery of this service as you are the key contact with the young people and link to local statutory and voluntary services.

The role will involve carrying out Depaul’s commitment to successfully deliver the contracted outcomes. The scope of the role will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Sound decision making processess
  • Accountable and responsible within own practice
  • Be a reflective practitioner
  • Committed to self-development

About the Project: We are commissioned by Manchester City Council to provide accommodation and housing related support for high need young people aged 16-25 across two 24-hour staffed projects.  We work closely with voluntary and statutory agencies in Manchester to ensure we meet the needs of the young people in the most effective and appropriate way.  We work to build resilience in the young people we support and to inspire them to achieve their potential.

To be a success in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience of working with service users in the homelessness sector.

  • A broad understanding and knowledge of the benefit system and of the services available to homeless people in the area

  • Ability to use logical processes for solving problems and making decisions, with particular focus on Risk Assessment and Safeguarding

    In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

    Depaul strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk or 0207 939 1250.

    An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

    Closing date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 at midday

    Interview date: TBC               

    Please complete the below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk  by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting,  CVs will also not be considered.

    We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.

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