Housing Support Worker

Salary: £9,124 per annum

Contract/Hours: Permanent – Part-Time – 16 hours per week,

Location: Dundee, Angus

Reward: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

Dundee Youth Housing Support provides a diverse range of prevention and support services to young homeless people in the Dundee area. The mainstay of the service is to provide supported accommodation and outreach support for 16 to 21 year olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

The service operates 24/7 providing a mixture of direct access and temporary accommodation for up to 33 young people across 3 sites. There is also an extensive outreach service. DYHS is currently supporting approximately 60 young people.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

  • Maintaining effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues and with young people and families and where necessary encourage and promote involvement to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Being alert to child protection and safeguarding issues and inform appropriate line managers of concerns in line with safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Participating in regular supervision sessions and practice meetings to maintain a cohesive approach and undertake training as identified.
  • Maintaining the hygiene and the cleanliness of all working areas, internal and external. Including kitchen and bathroom areas
  • Working towards GIRFEC outcome and comply with Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC Code of conduct
  • Enabling young people to develop independent living skills and sustain tenancy.
  • Let’s talk about you

  • S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in health and social care.
  • Knowledge and awareness of methods of prevention of homeless intervention.
  • The ability to keep young people as the focus of all work and ensure the young persons feelings and wishes are represented in meetings and record keeping.
  • Experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.
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    Application Process

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