Male Support Worker - Part Time

Job Title: Male Support Worker - Part Time

Salary Scale: NJC Scale 4 Point 7 starting at £20,092 (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hrs p/w

Closing date: 14/01/21

Are you an experienced male support worker with a passion for helping young people? Then we have the perfect job for you! Shelter NI are currently recruiting for a part time, male support worker to join our fantastic SLATE project team based in Omagh.

Shelter NI are using a genuine occupational requirement provision under Article 10 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Order to recruit for a permanent, part-time male, support worker referencing privacy, dignity, and authenticity.

 

About the role

The support worker will be responsible for providing a range of high-quality services within the SLATE project based in Omagh. Individual tailored support for up to two years will be delivered to young people aged 16-25 referred to the project who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have a need for housing related services; or young adults aged 18 to 25 who step down to rent independently and need temporary housing support to enable their tenancy to be a success. The support offered aims to promote independence and enable each young person to achieve lasting independent living skills.

This post is contracted for 21 hrs p/w. 

Monday to Sunday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on a rota basis which includes a flexible work pattern. Participation in an out of hours on call rota may be required also. 

 

About you

Qualifications and experience essential criteria : NVQ Level 2 or above in care or equivalent with 2 years experience in a caring setting. Experience of working with people in a caring role. Experience of working with young people who may exhibit challenging behaviours. Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable young people who are homeless. Knowledge of supports available in the community and the support planning process. Knowledge of current issues affecting young people and areas of issues that they may be experiencing.

Applicants must be in possession of current, valid driving licence and access to own transport.

What you will receive in return

NJC Scale 4 Point 7 starting at £20,092 (pro rata)

Flexible working pattern

Generous annual leave entitlement

Full training and support

 

How to apply

An application form as well as a full job description, including essential and desired criteria can be obtained by emailing linda.montgomery@shelterni.org and requesting a job pack.

No CVs will be accepted.

Completed application forms should be emailed to linda.montgomery@shelterni.org or posted to Shelter NI at

58 Howard Street, Belfast, BT1 6PJ

no later than Thursday the 14th of January 2021.Interviews will be held, following shortlisting, on the week commencing the 18th of January 2021

Shelter NI is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding vulnerable young persons, adults and service users, Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Access NI check.

Any questions, require any assistance or further information? Contact Linda at linda.montgomery@shelterni.org or on 028 9024 7752.

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