Do you have experience of working with young people and a willingness to work with individuals who may demonstrate challenging behaviour? Do you have experience of supporting socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people in an outreach capacity?
Do you have experience of attending Core meetings and working within a multi-agency setting? Do you have experience of working in an environment that requires confidentiality and is health and safety conscience? Are you able to develop and influence others with a good understanding of child protection, risk assessments and safeguarding around legislation?
Do you have a commitment to equality and diversity? Do you have a Youth work, Housing or Children’s Residential NVQ level 2 / 3 or equivalent appropriate qualification
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our 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.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
Changing Lives is a Charity supporting young people to develop independent lives. The project is a 24 hour supported accommodation service based in Gateshead and we are looking for an enthusiastic Support Worker to join an already exciting enthusiastic professional team. We support young people aged 16-25 to become flourishing people and to overcome the interconnected problems that lead them into accessing our services.
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.