Project Worker

Guidant Group
£20052 pa + see advert
09 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Nacro is a social justice charity. It helps vulnerable people to change their lives and to reach their full potential by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation. We design and deliver services that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and to become part of their community. Our services cover education, housing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending. Nacro are looking for a Support Worker working within their housing services. The role will be working with vulnerable young people who have been referred via Nottingham City Council. The role will be working with young people aged 16-25 years. This post involves working Monday to Sunday shifts on a rota system. Hours of work will be 8am - 4pm, 10am - 6pm and 1pm - 9pm Weekend work is required and shifts are generally every third weekend. Duties and Responsibilities: - Assist clients to access support services in the area - Provide a safe and supportive environment for the vulnerable young people living in the schemes - Carry out initial assessment of the potential or actual service user - Design and deliver an effective programme, learning or support plan with the service user - Create smart and detailed risk assessments - Report and manage maintenance issues & properties - Manage a varied busy & complex workload - Maintain up to date records and produce relevant reports as requires - Work towards high standards As the successful candidate you will have: - Experience (paid or voluntary) of housing or residential work, - The ability to work well with statutory agencies and their requirements are essential. - Good communication skills both written and verbal. - Good IT skills - Knowledge of welfare benefits relating to families, as well as an understanding of the housing and resettlement needs of families with support needs. A driving license and access to your own vehicle is desirable. Interviews for this role are taking place week commencing 28th August. DBS Check required. Benefits offered 28 days a year annual leave with the ability to accrue 1 day of additional holiday for every year of service up to 5 years plus bank holidays; pro rata for part-time employees Pension scheme Season ticket loan Working 35 hours per week, plus paid lunch break (40 hours in total); pro rata for part-time employees As a committed Investor In People (IIP), continued professional development is central to our people and performance management activities. Our employees receive regular support with Personal Development Planning and have access to training and professional development opportunities. Our Vision, Mission & Values Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, and people feel safe and supported to reach their aspirations. Our mission is to positively change lives, strengthen communities, enhance social inclusion, reduce crime and prevent offending behaviour. Our values are to be courageous, inspiring, reliable and focused on outcomes. We adhere to them across our services, which include education, housing, substance misuse treatment, the prevention of reoffending, and in our work to influence policy. Equal Opportunities Statement Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services, and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in all its practices, policies and services. Nacro's commitment to equity involves much more than equality of access and tackling discrimination - it requires the whole of Nacro to actively embrace and promote the benefits and opportunities that diversity brings to the organisation If this role interests you and you would like more information about applying, please copy and paste this link into your web browsers address bar: /. However the Guidant Group will also send this link to you in an email should you apply through this advert (please check your junk/spam folder). Please apply at your earliest convenience as this position could close before the advert expiry date. Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.