Senior Practitioner

Employer Information

Simon Community

E: recruitment@simoncommunity.org

T: 028 9023 2882

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Report to: Project Manager

Salary: Points 23-26 (£21,440 – £23,587)

Department: Homelessness Services

Location: * Belfast – 242 Antrim Road, Transition Service & Housing First For Youth Service.
                 * Bangor – Central Avenue.
                 * Coleraine – Mount Street Mews.
                 * Armagh – Linen Court.
                 * Portadown – Edward Street.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, as and when required to work across a rota shift pattern

Job Purpose: To provide guidance, instruction, direction and supervision of practice, staff and specific projects, and deputise in the absence of the manager where applicable.

To be responsible for taking the lead with complex and specialist cases to enable the effective and efficient service delivery of the service (housing-related support, accommodation, transition to the community and prevention). 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they meet each of the following essential criteria:

EITHER

* 3 years’ experience of working with socially excluded people.
* Proven track record of building and sustaining partnerships with clients, staff, stakeholders, and other departments / services.
* Evidence of identifying and delivering client-focused services which include comprehensive support and identifying an individual’s strengths, needs and risks.
* Experience in self directing, planning, and prioritising own workload.
* A sound understanding of people who are experiencing homelessness.
* Good computer literacy skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, excel, Power point and Outlook.

OR

* 3rd Level qualification or equivalent e.g. QCF NVQ Level 3 in a relevant qualification.
* 2 years’ experience of working with socially excluded people.
* Proven track record of building and sustaining partnerships with clients, staff, stakeholders, and other departments / services.
* Evidence of identifying and delivering client-focussed services which include comprehensive support and identifying an individual’s strengths, needs and risks.
* Experience in self directing, planning, and prioritising own workload.
* A sound understanding of people who are experiencing homelessness.
* Good computer literacy skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, excel, Power point and Outlook.

 AND
* Full current driving licence is required to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full.

DESIRABE CRITERIA:

* 1 years’ experience of supervising staff or volunteers in a care or support setting.
 

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