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Hostel Project Worker

Job Details
  • 5063
  • North Wales Housing
  • Bangor
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • A salary of £20,567 + career development opportunities

Project Worker (Vulnerable People / Mental Health / Substance Misuse)

North Wales Housing provides homes and delivers services to over 2,700 households across North Wales. Although we are rapidly growing, our vision and values have always been about more than just bricks and mortar. We’re a regional market leader in providing housing and services to vulnerable people, and our tenants are at the heart of everything we do.

Our North Wales Housing team of around 170 individuals mean a lot to us, too. We’re proud to say that we’re Gold Standard Investors in People, testament to our desire to care for our colleagues. Our People Strategy focuses on creating an environment where our people are proud to work at a place they want to be, supported to achieve their potential, give their best, and feel valued for their contribution.

Our St Mary’s Hostel in Bangor is a self-referral hostel providing support and accommodation to 13 homeless people, creating support plans based on individual needs whilst helping them to find somewhere more permanent to live.

The Role – Project Worker (Vulnerable People / Mental Health / Substance Misuse)

Supported by the Manager at St Mary’s Hostel, you will work closely with residents as you provide support / housing management, drafting written support plans for each individual to work towards. You will achieve this by:

  • Assisting residents with their planning and preparation for moving on to more permanent accommodation
  • Supporting residents to gain essential skills such as cooking, budgeting, and IT literacy
  • Assisting residents with their claims for housing and associated benefits
  • Maintaining accurate hostel records and resident files
  • Responding to and managing any incidents at the hostel appropriately
  • Using own vehicle to travel with residents to appointments e.g. healthcare appointments
  • Completing room checks and ensuring all users maintain the property, where needed providing practical support and guidance
  • Ensuring housekeeping and cleaning tasks are regularly carried out at the hostel
  • Providing out of hours, on call cover on a rota basis when required

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working 35 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • A salary of £20,567
  • Minimum of 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Benefits platform with savings on groceries, high-street shopping, new tech, holidays etc.
  • Further studies support and career development opportunities
  • Employee health assistance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Generous contributory pension scheme

Our Requirements – Project Worker (Vulnerable People / Mental Health / Substance Misuse)

  • Experience gained within either a housing or supportive environment such as care, or extensive knowledge of support needs related to homelessness
  • Ability to hold everyday conversations in Welsh
  • A full driving licence, with a car available to use for work purposes (business mileage paid)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • An awareness of the support needs of vulnerable people with the ability to work alone with confidence and good judgement
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A non-judgemental and supportive approach, with ability to handle highly confidential situations in professional manner
  • Willing to become part of our out of hours, on call cover on a rota basis

Although not essential, knowledge of local mental health agencies and housing management, and / or an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or similar would be advantageous.

Closing date: Monday 7th February 2022

Interview date: Monday 14th February 2022

By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the North Wales Housing website.

All applications for this Project Worker role are to be submitted online.

To read this advert in Welsh, please click here.

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