Prevention Worker - FTC - 12 Months

  • Job Reference: 00000851-1
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2021
  • Recruiter: GIPSIL
  • Location: Leeds
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £22,183
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

The purpose of the role is to improve the lives of individuals and families living in Leeds who require support in relation to sustaining their tenancy or supporting with a planned move into suitable accommodation. 

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

GIPSIL is a community based organisation providing housing, counselling, advice and support to young and vulnerable people at risk in Leeds.

As an organisation we are committed to the following principles in recruitment to ensure we can effectively achieve our aim of providing equal opportunities and safer recruitment;

  • We recruit for potential, not perfection
  • We are a values based recruiter
  • We value lived experience as a demonstration of capability for a role
  • We only utilise truly “essential” criteria in recruitment
  • We are committed to safer recruitment practice

When we refer to Values we are talking about our organisational Values.

We are a disability confident employer. 

This role is part of Young People’s Housing Related Support Service Our Way Leeds (OWL), delivered by a consortia of service providers. The consortia have GIPSIL as the lead provider alongside Foundation & Turning Lives Around. OWL provides a wide range of interventions to prevent homelessness, four types of supported housing and pre and post-tenancy support schemes for young people & young people leaving care including unaccompanied asylum seeker children. Young people can be single, young families or couples.

Prevention workers will also work alongside the mediation worker in cases where the young person and parent/carer would like support around their relationship to enable the young person to stay or return home. 

Internal applications: If you are interested in this role, please send confirmation of your interest to including up to 2 A4 pages of information detailing how you meet the essential criteria.

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Daniel Skelton (Team Leader) or Eileen Fox (Service Manager)

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th October 2021@ 12:00 noon.
Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 28th October 2021