Young Person Support Worker (Residential)
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Jigsaw Recovery Project CIC (JRP) is a housing provider operating across the North East of England. We believe that everyone should have a home and, where needed, support to be independent. We endeavor to provide bespoke care packages for bespoke care needs, to the people we serve on a daily basis. Our aim is to provide affordable, high quality housing and support for people in housing need.
Within our supported accommodation services, we work with young people and adults experiencing multiple needs of disadvantage, including homelessness, substance misuse, offending behavior and mental health.
We are currently looking for a team of Young Person Support Worker (37.5 hours per week) to provide high quality support to care leavers aged 16-18 years in our new supported accommodation service in Gateshead. The service is aimed at providing valuable support to enable young care leavers to become “tenancy ready” on their journey to independence. Successful candidates will work as part of a highly skilled and motivated team, working within a shift rota system, covering evenings and weekends when needed.
Our ideal candidate will be passionate about working with young people, have experience of working with young care leavers and have a solid understanding of engaging, supporting and motivating young people. They will have experience of some of the challenges and risks young people face which could impact on their personal development, life skills and life chances. As part of supporting independence, our skilled support team will also assist young people to achieve life skills, find opportunities for engaging in employment, education and training.
Working in partnership with other agencies and community groups, you will help young people settle into stable accommodation, encourage them to access services and improve their quality of life. We treat every person as an individual and support them in line with their pathway plan to help them achieve positive outcomes.
Our ideal candidates will have:
• A commitment to and understanding of supporting young people.
• Experience of working with young people with multiple needs.
• Strong work ethic.
• Minimum NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care children and young people.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage and prioritize your workload accordingly.
• Driving licence and car user. (Desirable)
• Flexible with your working hours to meet the needs of customers where appropriate.
• Satisfactory DBS/Reference check is required. (Desirable if on DBS update service supplied by JRP)
As part of our commitment to making JRP a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package including 28 days annual leave per year (inclusive of public holidays) plus an extra day off for your birthday.
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £17000 – £19000 based on annual increments.
Experience: Minimum 6 months experience in a young person’s care setting, Supported Housing Environment 1-year minimum
Location: Gateshead (North East, England)
To apply for this position please download and read full job spec here then complete our application form, available to download here as a Word document or PDF format here and email to [email protected] or alternatively post it to FAO John Wood 309 Old Durham Rd Gateshead NE8 3TS.