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 a Senior Support Worker 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, health-care benefits, training and professional development, as well as 2 additional wellbeing 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 £27,809 per annum
We are inviting applications for a Senior Support Worker to be part of our Housing Team in Gloucester.
This is an exciting time to join us as we open new services in the city and deliver a game-changing service delivery model designed to prevent the catastrophe of repeat homelessness, which we call The PATHWAY HOME.
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 you may be the person we are looking for.
If you are adaptable and able to handle people across a range of capabilities and attitudes; if you have effective interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to maintain good working relationships across a range of staff levels both internally and externally, then this is the job for you.
You will have recent experience in supervising a team, preferably within the Supported Housing sector or similar area. You will also have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the Supported Housing environment (or similar) with experience of working with vulnerable at-risk clients.
You will also have a Level 4 in a relevant qualification (or a desire to work with us to achieve this).
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 aspects of the workplace particular to, or representative of, the Christian faith. 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.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Senior Support Worker will supervise an on-site team of Support Workers within a specific element of YMCA Cheltenham’s PATHWAY HOME model, to support the most vulnerable and excluded in society – helping them to move from a place of personal risk and vulnerability to a place of personal resilience and independence.
ABOUT WHAT WE OFFER
We offer a salary for this position up to £27,809 per annum, working 37.5 hours on a shift pattern which includes working evenings and weekends.
The organisation recognise that employees need downtime, 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 wellbeing days a year and up to 10 days sick pay per annum.
The organisation also offers non-contractual benefits such as life assurance, a contributory health 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 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.
|Job Category||Housing Support|
|Full Time||37.5 hours|
|Salary||£27,809 per annum|