An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Support Worker to join our Young Parents Service. You will be joining a multi-service charity based in Coventry. In return, we offer a competitive salary of £20,000 p.a. plus on-call payments and a contributory pension scheme.
What we do:
The charity has a fully training staff team providing Supported Accommodation and Floating Support to young parents and victims of domestic abuse. There is also a Children's Nursery that provides full day care for pre-school children and a Community Well-being Service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who can work within a Restorative Practice approach. The work will involve supporting young parent families in Valley House accommodation and in the community. You will be someone who is able to sustain relationships with young parents, deal with the challenges and support learning through case work and group work. The work will be rewarding as you support young families in their journey through supported accommodation and into sustaining their own tenancy.
We are looking for a reliable and committed individual who is able to:
Offer a high quality service to young parents living in our supported accommodation service, supporting them to achieve and sustain independent living, through one to one and group work delivery.
Be responsible for managing a caseload for people who are accessing the supported accommodation service.
Provide a resettlement service for service users that have transitioned into their own accommodation.
Provide one to one support for young parents living in the community.
The successful candidate will have:
- NVQ level 3 in a related area of work and/or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience of working with vulnerable young parents.
- Experience of assessing the needs and risks of vulnerable young parents.
- Experience of one to one work and carrying a caseload.
- Experience of working in partnership with a range of different agencies.
- Experience of record keeping and report writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of the difficulties faced by vulnerable young parents.
- Knowledge of best practice in relation to safeguarding adults and children.
- Understanding and passion for the work of Valley House.
- Ability to develop and deliver group work programmes.
- Ability to work effectively within a team and on own initiative.
- Competent in the use of IT tools, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work flexible hours.
- To take part in an out of hours on-call rota with other staff.
- Be mobile and able to travel city wide at short notice (car driver with use of a vehicle desirable).
This post requires a satisfactory DBS check. For applicants who have been residing overseas during the last 5 years, you will be required to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the country where you have been living.
The hours of work are 37.5 hours per week.
The closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 30 July 2020 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 August 2020.
For more information about Valley House please see our website www.valleyhouse.org.uk