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Monday 8 May 2017

Intensive Support Worker - Bristol

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last  year.

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

You can read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

(Please read the full job description for more detail)

Closing date: Midday Wednesday 7 June 2017
Intervews: Friday 16 June 2017

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Pay: £22,658 to £24,964 (NJC 25-28) per year pro rata starting at the bottom of the scale
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • This is a part time post, 18.75 hours per week
  • 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Summ of T&Cs below)
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.
You’ll be working in the CYPS High Support Team based in central Bristol and line managed by the High Support Service Manager.

1625 Independent People's range of services in Bristol includes our High Support hostels, community based supported housing and Future 4 Me support for care leavers and young people leaving custody, all of which you will work closely with.

The Bristol service has already evidenced a high degree of success for young people leaving care in Bristol. The post holder will work alongside another full time staff member as well as with young people's social services staff.
The role provides an exciting opportunity to focus on developing and embedding this service for young people leaving care. On an ongoing basis you will take referrals, carry out assessments and support young people with high support needs across five self contained units in Bristol. The service will support young people to achieve their goals and aspirations and develop independent living skills. This role will work closely with partner agencies to ensure wrap around support is provided where necessary, as well as carry out housing management tasks when needed. 

We are excited to now be setting up a similar service in South Glos and are also advertising for an Intensive and Senior Intensive Support Worker. If you are applying for this post and also wish to be considered for the equivalent Intensive Support Worker role in South Glos, please indicate on your application form.
The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. 
Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed environment framework known as PIE. 
No two days will be the same but a typical day in both roles might include: 
  • Managing referrals coming into the service and interviewing & assessing young people.
  • Liaising with key partners to support the project, hosts and young people to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Logging repair requests onto Pyramid (our housing management system) and ensuring they are monitored and carried out in a timely manner.

I love life

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

You have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to motivate, inspire and build trust with particularly vulnerable young people with complex support needs. You have the ability to be supportive and challenging and offer clear and consistent responses.

You are able to make effective decisions that safeguard and promote the welfare of young people, and manage risk to young people, staff and others.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Jo Mills, High Support Service Manager, on jo.mills@1625ip.co.uk or 0117 927 6805.

Closing Date: Midday Wednesday 7 June 2017

Interviews:  Friday 16 June 2017


Download the documents in the Job Pack below or email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job pack


Returning completed applications:

You can send your application by post to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.

We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.

We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:

  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk
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