- Progression Coach - Maritime Court
Support Worker - Maritime Court
|Job title||Job reference number|
|Progression Coach - Maritime Court||0501.PC.MCNT|
|Salary||Hours per week|
|Permanent||North Tyneside, NE28 6QJ|
Depaul UK helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special 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.
About the Project
Maritime Court, young person’s scheme provides supported housing to single young people, at risk aged 16-25. Housing and support is delivered in partnership with Karbon Homes (Landlord) and Depaul (Support Providers).
The project consists of 9 self contained flats and has on-site office which is staffed 24 hours. The fully furnished 1 bedroom flats consist of a living room, kitchen and bathroom (all white goods are supplied). The services can be accessed for up to one year.
The aim of the Project is to offer low to medium housing related support to enable service users to maintain a tenancy in the community, maximize their independence and help them to take as much responsibility for their own life as possible.
Staff will provide support, advice and guidance in all areas of life with particular focus upon maximizing benefits, accessing the education/training and developing to a persons full potential.
The ideal candidate will;
Follow Safeguarding and emergency alert procedures to ensure client safety/wellbeing
Take responsibility for key clients so that the support from the whole team collectively meets their needs
Ensure the high quality of risk/needs assessment support plans
Deliver one-to one and group support opportunities aimed at increasing the resilience of our clients
Lead on partnerships with local agencies including statutory teams, to support the wellbeing of Depaul clients in accordance with data protection and information sharing protocols
Be flexible, reflective and creative in your engagement with clients when providing personal support
Involve clients in the decisions made about them and encourage participation in Depaul's wider community programme of activities
Supporting clients as they participate in Education,Training, Employment and Volunteering opportunities as appropriate to the development of their skills, assets and aspirations, through facilitating the work of Depaul's Community Programmes Team
Participate in a rota which may include unsocial hours and weekend working
Be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the environment for clients, staff, visitors and volunteers through regular risk assessment, health and safety checks and reporting in accordance with the Health and Safety Policy
Supervise the wok of the volunteers who add value to the work that we do
Fully understand the requirements of the contract, any relevant grants and the housing management obligations that apply to your service
In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, 5 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 6 weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.
Depaul UK strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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: 22nd January, 12pm midday
Interview date: 2nd February
Please note we do not accept CVs and we kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies.
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