Offering a friendly and rewarding working environment, meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people and a range of benefits, YMCA Norfolk are looking for a Housing Resettlement Support Worker to help resettlement residents move towards more independent living.
YMCA Norfolk is a local charity who supports young people and families offering meaningful accommodation, training, health and wellbeing, and family support to make a difference in the lives of young people.
Working with 8-12 residents of our housing service MY PLACE per year, starting in their last 4-6 weeks as a YMCA resident and continuing support for 5 months whilst they are living independently.
You will provide a safe and supportive environment for resettlement young people with a programme of positive activities to support them in unpacking their long-term aspirations. Teaching them how to set SMART Goals and supporting them in accessing 4 skills grants per year (E.g. Driving lessons, Food Hygiene Certificates or bespoke ASDAN courses).
Responsibilities for the Housing Resettlement Support Worker:
- Implement, monitor and review individual support plans facilitating residents to lead in decisions about the support they receive
- Support resettlement residents to move towards more independent living
- Set up a resettlement timeline, complete Needs and Risks Assessment to gauge how much support may be required
- Help residents write their long-term goals and the action plan to achieve them
- Ensure residents feel included in the needs, risk and planning of the service they receive
- Ensure the health and safety, security and well-being of service users, staff and visitors
- Maintain contact with residents beyond the end of the 5 months, recording updates every 6 months (minimum) for 5 years
- Produce at least 1 case study per year of a young person impacted by this programme
- Book time weekly with allocated residents moving from the status of recipients towards that of contributors
- Recognise tenant's abilities and skills and seek to encourage their development and use through asset based approaches
- Prepare with residents to move onto independent living
- Carry out room/property checks
- Work with residents to understand and adhere to the terms of their licence/tenancy agreement
- Recent experience of working as a Support Worker in a support or housing resettlement setting with vulnerable people with support needs
- Knowledge of housing legislation including tenancy management
- You must hold a full driving licence and have own transport
- Ability to undertake needs and risk assessment, safety and support planning
- Good understanding of safeguarding frameworks for children and young people
- Able to respond to anti-social behaviour and breaches of tenancy
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- A friendly, knowledgeable and supportive approach
- Able and willing to work unsocial hours
Terms of Role:
- Part Time, 15 hours per week. Fixed Term for 3 years with possibility of extension to 5 years
- Pay is £10.78 per hour
- Participating in a rota 7 days a week between the hours of 7:45am - 10:15pm for 365 days of the year
- Based in Norwich however you will be expected to visit residents homes' in the community other YMCAN sites
Closing date: Monday 5th July 2021 at 9.00am.