Do you have great communication skills and a good understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young people? Do you have a desire to help and support people to move forward towards a more independent life?
Peabody has an opportunity for a Housing Support Worker on a part-time basis (15 hrs pw) at our young people’s supported housing scheme in Witham.
We are looking for someone who has a trauma informed and flexible approach to working, with great communication skills. You will also have a good understanding of the issues facing vulnerable young people; experience of working alongside individuals with high support needs who present challenging & risky behaviours. A good knowledge of the benefits system and entitlements available to young people.
You will be key working individuals, empowering them to build upon and develop their independent living skills, supporting them to move forward into independent living via trauma informed approach. Peabody South East is committed to providing excellent service to both its Tenants and staff.
Bramble Court provides accommodation for young people at risk and those leaving care. They will receive support before moving on into independent living. Tenants are offered help to develop skills such as budgeting, setting up home and seeking employment or training. Staff also provide advice and support to help tenants gain access to other services and organisations. For example, they will help tenants to access health services, social care or specialist services. Bramble Court is located in Witham and is within easy reach of the town centre. It provides accommodation for 25 young people. There is one flat which is used as an office and sleep-in area for staff.
The scheme provides support & accommodation to young people aged 16-21 years. The scheme operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, across 365 days per year (incl. weekends & bank holidays).
The staff team work within a rolling rota which includes 1-2 sleep in duties on average per week.
Please note: Video interviews will be arranged throughout the advertising duration.
At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.
Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.