SUPPORTED HOUSING SESSIONAL STAFF
“At MACS young people are at the heart of what we do. We encourage an interdependent way of living. We see the value in making mistakes. We actively encourage personal and professional development so that our young people and staff can reach their fullest potential”.
Interdependence: MACS recognize that as social creatures, we cannot exist totally independently from others.
Personal Growth and Development: We invest in our staff and young people, challenge their thinking and encourage training to increase skills and knowledge.
Risk Taking and Making Mistakes: Our ethos and belief is that it is OK to make mistakes and by examining what went wrong, we can improve and use the learning.
Self Determination and Autonomy: MACS employ experienced and skilled staff that we trust to make appropriate decisions to work effectively and safely with our young people.
Judging Others: MACS recognizes that judgements are natural, however we ensure that ours are examined and explored in a way that results in a positive outcome for all.
Communication: We have a friendly, relaxed, engaging and warm attitude that fosters positive communication between young people and the organization as a whole.
Trust and Integrity: We earn trust from young people and other professionals by consistently delivering top quality services, underpinned by a core value of trust and integrity.
Involving yourself: MACS welcomes input from all staff and young people and encourages participation in having your say and embracing new opportunities.
SUPPORTED HOUSING - SESSIONAL STAFF
CASUAL HOUR CONTRACTS IN BELFAST, DOWNPATRICK, LISBURN AND NEWRY
Newry, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Belfast Supported Housing Services (Move in to Move On) provides supported housing for young people who are homeless or leaving care to make the transition to interdependent living and their own tenancy, young people live with us for up to 2 years before moving on to their own tenancy in the community.
Sessional Staff provide an accessible point of contact at night / weekends and promote the protection and safeguarding of young people living at MACS.
PERSON SPECIFICATION – ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POST HOLDER:
- 3 months paid experience or 6 months voluntary of supporting people in a caring role as an employee, volunteer or carer
- Understanding of homelessness, mental health and substance use
- Ability to practice in line with MACS ethos and values
- A full current driving license and access to a car for business purposes
- Experience of working in a supported housing or residential environment
- A health and social care qualification or third level education
Closing Date: Monday 8th June 2020 at 09.30am
MACS Supporting Children and Young People
303 Ormeau Road