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YMCA Norfolk needs Norwich Housing Worker

YMCA Norfolk needs a Housing Engagement Worker to join its Norwich Central hostel team on a temporary basis.


Position: Housing Engagement Worker
Pay: £11.11 per hour (Grade D – £21,664.50)
Location: YMCA Norwich Central
Contract Type: Fixed term until 16th February 2023
Hours per week: 37.5 hours
We are looking for a Housing Engagement Worker to join our team at our Central hostel on a temporary basis.

Job Role: 
  • To provide an environment for residents with a programme of positive activities, that is safe, supportive and secure, to address the variety of barriers young people face. Ensuring residents feel included in the needs, risk and planning of the service they will receive, to move through a pathway to more independent living. Whilst on duty, to provide support to other staff in the service and to ensure the health and safety, security and well-being of service users, staff and visitors.
  • Further information can be found at – Housing Engagement Worker Job Description
The Organisation:
YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders.

What you’ll need to succeed:
You will have a knowledge of housing legislation including tenancy management, as well as a knowledge of undertaking needs and risk assessments and housing related support planning. You will have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with tenants, colleagues and other professionals. You will be able and willing to work unsocial hours where required.

What you’ll get in return:
  • £500 signing on bonus (T&C’s apply)**
  • Healthshield Health Care Plan
  • 34 days (pro rata) per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays
  • An additional day of annual leave (pro rata) awarded after 5 and 10 years of continuous Long Service
  • Access to contributory stakeholder pension scheme after 3 months
  • Health and wellbeing events and activities
  • Family friendly policies
  • In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
  • Annual staff day and staff awards to celebrate our successes
  • Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
  • Regular line management and support
  • Staff discount at Stepping Stones Café, Williams Kitchen Café, Explorers Soft Play & Muddy Puddles Nursery
What to do next:
For more information on this role, please contact Vicki Palmer on 07849 085023 or vicki.palmer@ymcanorfolk.org
To apply, please complete an Application Form and a Survey Form and forward along with a copy of your CV to careers@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Vicki Palmer

Closing date for applications:  Monday 8th August 2022 at 9am

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

Interview date: To be arranged

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.
** (£500 signing on bonus applies to external applicants only and will only apply to those vacancies indicated. The bonus will be paid to the employee once they have received written confirmation of successfully completing their probationary period as outlined in their contract of employment. We reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a signing on bonus at any time without notice).


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