Youth Homelessness Support Worker | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Youth Homelessness Support Worker

Job titleJob reference number
Youth Homelessness Support Worker (2 Posts)2011.YHSW.WD
SalaryHours per week
£18,675pa + pension + other benefits37.5 hours
Contract typeLocation
PermanentManchester

PLEASE NOTE: THE ACTUAL JOB TITLE OF THIS ROLE IS PROGRESSION COACH

What’s the role all about?

This is an engaging role based in our Safestop supported accommodation project in West Didsbury, you will support our 16-21 year old residents to move from hostel living into their own independent accommodation.

You’ll also manage the support planning and move-on for a small caseload of residents, addressing their key needs, helping them progress towards independence.

You’ll support our programme of meaningful activity by running group sessions and activities within the hostel supporting residents’ individual development and social engagement.

You will also work a mixture of daytimes, evenings and weekends including bank holidays to ensure that residents have full staff support during their most difficult times.

Who are we?

Depaul UK delivers a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.
We provide services that:

  • Prevent homelessness
  • Increase the resilience of those we work with
  • Energise opportunities for employment, education, training & volunteering
     

We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

What makes this role exciting?

  • You'll receive in-house training to help you perform your role
  • The role is flexible and you can take a creative approach to supporting young people
  • It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the charity sector

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • Having an understanding of the difficulties facing young people in Manchester which may lead them to become homeless or vulnerably accommodated.
  • Being able to show initiative, creativity and innovation in your work and take a proactive approach to engaging some of Manchester’s most marginalised and complex young people.
  • Showing a willingness to take responsibility for your own learning and development.
  • Having strong organisational and time management skills.

You can read more about the role in the attached job description.

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • 34 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance

Depaul strives to be an 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 1270.

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 February at 12:00pm

Interview date: 1st March

To apply please complete one of the following:

  1. 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.

OR

  1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement 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.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

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Nightstop UK

Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.

Communities and charities ran Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK, covering 31 percent of the UK and giving 1,403 young people a bed for the night in 2017 alone.

Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West, South Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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