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Supported Lodgings Coordinator

About the job

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 13th August 2018  
Interviews:  Thursday 23rd August 2018  

Terms, conditions and benefits:

Hours per week : Full time 37.5 
Contract type:  Fixed term until April 2019 with extension subject to funding  
Pay: £24,657 to £27,358 per year (NJC Scale 27 - 30) starting at the bottom of the scale


The role

This is a really exciting role within the friendly South Gloucestershire team.  Supported Lodgings is a relatively new service in South Gloucestershire and is a crucial part of the South Gloucestershire Youth Housing Pathway.  Still very much in the development stages, this is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate person to continue to develop and embed the project and make it their own.
Your role as the Supported Lodgings Coordinator will be a varied one and will include: recruiting host families, carrying out assessments, providing training and development opportunities, liaising with Social Services departments to identify referrals of young people into the project, matching young people to host families, enabling smooth transition into the project and co-ordinating the appropriate support for hosts and young people.
The South Gloucestershire team is made up of twelve people working across seven contracts.  We are a small and friendly team with wide and varied skills and knowledge in supporting young people and there’s always someone on hand to provide support when needed.  Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. 
A typical day may include: 
1 Working with a member of the public who would like to know more about becoming a host
2 Liaising with a Social Worker to find out more about a young person being referred into the project
3 Planning a training evening for hosts


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 hosts and vulnerable young people.  
You have the ability to be supportive as well as the ability to challenge pro-socially and offer clear and consistent responses.
You have experience in working with vulnerable young people, as well as experience in working with other agencies.  
You have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and feel comfortable talking with people from all walks of life.
There is a requirement to work flexibly when needed, which will include occasional evening and weekend work. 
You will need to travel across South Gloucestershirel so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. 


Where and Who?

You will be working in the South Gloucesteshire team, line managed by the South Gloucestershire Service Manager and be based at our Patchway office.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: Karen Clark, South Gloucestershire Service Manager at karen.clark@1625ip.co.uk


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.

Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.

Read more about 
what we do and who we are.


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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Returning completed applications

Email the Application Form to jobs@1625ip.co.uk


Post the Application Form to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

If you have not heard from us by 5pm on Friday 17th August 2018 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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