Senior Support Worker (2 Vacancies)
Changing Lives
2d ago

About you

Do you have at least 2 years’ experience in a position relevant to the supported accommodation service for Looked After Children, Care Leavers and vulnerable young adults?

Do you have experience of, and commitment to, promoting and implementing equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion for vulnerable young people?

Do you have experience of working respectfully with individuals offering advice, guidance and support on housing and appropriate tenancy related information?

Do you have experience of Housing Management practice and knowledge of Housing legislation & welfare benefit legislation?

Do you have experience in line managing staff?

If so, the role of Senior Support Worker could be for you.

About us

Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East.

Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change.

We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.

At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse.

We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

Senior Support Worker role is essential to the upkeep and organisation of the accommodation service. The role is to ensure the health and safety requirements are to standard, and all regulations are being met.

Ensure the up keep of kit and equipment is in order and replenished in a timely manner. To support the Project lead to maximise rental income and input rents into the rent system.

The role will line manage the Support workers and oversee the support delivered within the dispersed properties in conjunction to the accommodation service.

What can we offer you in return?

  • Long established local employer
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
  • Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • CLUB Scheme Access to Online Discounts
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities
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