About The Role

We are looking for a Support Worker to join our Young Peoples Foyer based in Redruth on a part time basis (working 29.6 hours per week).

We are committed to offering short term housing and support to young people aged 16-24 years old who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Our role is to help young people settle from often chaotic lifestyles, start doing something productive towards employment, education or training, teach them the basic life skills required to live independently and help them resolve some of the issues that brought them into supported housing in the first place.

We are looking for someone who is robust and able to work with this often chaotic client group to help them address the issues in their lives and move forward onto independence.
This role is being offered on a part time basis, working 29.6 hours per week on a rolling rota, to include weekend working.  Bandwidth hours will be 8am to 9pm.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information about this role, please click here to view our candidate information pack.
About The Candidate
You will be part of a well established team who work with young people resident at the Foyer. You would be expected to deal with any issues the young people may have and signpost them to the appropriate course of action. Knowledge of benefits and welfare reform is essential.
You will need to have a good understanding of young people’s needs, safeguarding and emotional and mental health issues.
The most important part of this role is to have pride in your work and have a positive attitude, a proactive approach and the confidence to support a diverse range of people.  You will be able to balance your passion and commitment with good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries. 
In return, we provide a generous entitlement to paid holiday increasing with length of service, a choice of pension schemes, a healthcare cash back plan, and great opportunities and support to develop your career.
About The Company
At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone.  We own and manage 36,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.
We take the time to listen to, understand and learn from our customers.  We focus on thriving as a business and employer, so we can deliver more homes and even better services.