Belfast Central Mission
T: +44 (0)28 9024 1917
Part Time (18.5 hrs per week)Permanent – Riverside Place Supported Housing Service
Empower and make a difference to the lives of young people living in the community
Enjoy access to a range of company benefits including pension, healthcare plans and more
About the role
As a Support Worker at BCM, you will provide support and assistance to young people between the ages of 16 – 21 to build confidence and help them to prepare to live independently when they leave the project. You will deliver high-quality support services including the implementation, assessment, and development of support plans to ensure that they directly reflect the specific needs of the individual.
Key responsibilities of this role are:
Provide practical support in all aspects of daily life including domestic assistance, cooking, decorating, shopping, financial budgeting
Maintain and appropriately record and document information including maintaining case files and records in relation to all work activity
Support the young people with making appointments, applying for financial support, attending appointments, etc
Assess needs of individuals and develop and implement support plans
Skills & experience
Minimum one-year experience supporting groups and/or individuals
Experience of supporting young people/adolescents is desirable
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, patience, and empathy
Ability to form appropriate supportive relationships with service users, representatives, and the wider community
Demonstrate resilience and use initiative to resolve issues and follow correct reporting procedures
Demonstrable IT literacy including experience using Microsoft Office applications, email, and the internet
A full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle is desirable for this role
As an employee of Belfast Central Mission, you will be provided with ongoing personal and professional development, career pathways opportunities, a positive and supportive workplace culture alongside a range of staff benefits including:
Health and Pension Plans
Cycle to Work Schemes
Paid Uniforms and Mileage
Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (33 days annually plus length of service additions)
Belfast Central Mission are an award winning, not-for-profit organisation, providing services including supported housing to all ages, residential aged care, retirement living, community services, counselling, and day care services across Northern Ireland. Riverside Place is one of BCM’s supported housing services, housing young people between the ages of 16 – 21.
If you meet the above criteria and are passionate about making a positive difference in people’s lives, we would love to hear from you!
To work at BCM, you will be required to supply proof of work rights and an enhanced AccessNI check.