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Support Worker - Young Parents Service

SWYPS-VH-W-25907
Competitive
Permanent
18.75 - 37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Coventry ,
Coventry

An exciting opportunity has arisen for full and part-time Support Workers to join our new Young Parents Service that starts on 4 November 2019.  You will be joining a multi service charity based in Coventry.  In return, we offer a competitive salary of £20,000 p.a. (part-time role pro-rata £10,000 p.a.) and a contributory pension scheme.

What we do:

The charity has a fully trained 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, together with a Youth Service and Community Well-being Service.

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals 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.

Purpose of the job:

To offer a high-quality service to young parents living in the supported accommodation service, supporting them to achieve and sustain independent living, through one to one and group work delivery.

To be responsible for managing a caseload for people who are accessing the supported accommodation service.

To provide a resettlement service for service users that have transitioned into their own accommodation.

To 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 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.
  • The ability to develop and deliver group work programmes.
  • The 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.

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Be able 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.

This post requires a satisfactory DBS check.  Applicants who have lived overseas in the last 5 years will be required to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the country lived in.

The hours of work are 37.5 full time and 18.75 part time per week.

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 4 October 2019 and interviews will take place on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

To find out more about Valley House please go to our website www.valleyhouse.org.uk