MAKE A DIFFERENCE – WORK FOR US AND DO GOOD
Are you looking for your next exciting challenge?
Do you want to make a real difference?
Do you want to work in an organisation that really cares about you and what you do?
Then join us here at Cheltenham YMCA.
We are looking for Housing Support Workers with a sense of purpose to help improve the lives of others and who will help us maintain the highest levels of support we can provide to those who need us most.
In return, you will receive generous holiday entitlement, healthcare benefits, training and professional development, as well as 2 additional well-being days a year. You will also receive a generous pension, life assurance and be part of the YMCA Cheltenham family – including free gym membership and being invited to our fun and annual events just for you.
Salary up to £23,899 per annum depending on relevant skills, experience and qualifications.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Housing Support Worker’s role is to work as part of a committed and capable team to provide housing-related support to those who need our help, supporting them to achieve their aspirations for future housing and independent living. The Housing Support Worker also helps to maintain a safe and supportive living environment for vulnerable people and to help manage any additional support needs of residents through various engagement methods.
We are inviting applications for Housing Support Workers to be part of our Housing Team in Cheltenham.
If you can work with tact and diplomacy, apply judgement and common sense, and react sensitively and with emotional intelligence when dealing with the complex or sensitive circumstances of vulnerable people, then this is the perfect role for you.
Ideally, you will have had previous experience of paid or volunteer work in a similar role and have a Level 3 in a relevant qualification (or a desire to work with us to achieve this).
ABOUT OUR OFFER
We offer a salary for this position up to £23,899 per annum depending on relevant skills, experience and qualifications, working 37.5 hours on a shift pattern which includes working days, evenings and weekends.
The organisation recognises that employees need down time, or time off, so time will be given off after working shifts to ensure that you can achieve a great work-life balance.
We provide a contributory pension, paid overtime, 28 days holiday inclusive of Public Holidays (increasing after 2 years with an additional extra day of holiday, up to a maximum of an additional 5 days), as well as 2 additional well-being days and up to 10 days sick pay per annum.
The organisation also offers non-contractual benefits such as life assurance, a health insurance plan, a bike-to-work scheme and free use of the organisation’s sports and gym facilities. We provide a comprehensive training programme for all staff across the organisation and are committed to helping staff progress and develop their career, as well as increase their salary levels.
We are committed to creating a dynamic and diverse workforce and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. We have procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process.
YMCA Cheltenham, founded in 1855, is a registered charity and has become a leading provider of supported housing in Cheltenham and Gloucester, alongside other works including the provision of sports facilities, affordable housing and other charitable activities.
Since 2014 we have grown from having just one supported housing project of 50 beds to being able to offer more than 250 beds every night, including long-term affordable accommodation, low to high-level supported accommodation, and emergency homeless provision.
YMCA Cheltenham is an organisation founded on Christian values and, as such, employees may encounter behaviours or vestiges particular to, or representative of, the Christian faith in the workplace. Employees are not required to adhere to the Christian faith or any faith, and no such consideration is taken into account by the organisation when making employment choices or in delivering its services.
YMCA Cheltenham is wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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|Job Category||Housing Support|
|Hours||37.5 hours per week|
|Salary||Up to £23,899 per annum|