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Support Worker 18.5 hrs

Nacro

About Nacro

Nacro is a social justice charity. They provide housing, education, support and advice for disadvantaged young people and adults.

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Job description from Nacro

SUPPORT WORKER - Lincolnshire NEST Youth Housing Accommodation

Job Type - Permanent/Part-Time

Location - Lincoln Hours - 18.5 hours per week(3-week rolling rota; 4 shifts on, 4 shifts off 6pm - 10:45pm) Salary £10,656 per annum (Base Salary £8470.33 + £1300 Unsociable Hours allowance)

Are you looking for a new role where you can make a difference every day? Do you want to work as part of an established team that employs a non-judgemental approach, sensitivity and understanding? This might be the right role for you!

This role is based in our friendly and supportive team in our Young People's Hub in Lincoln. You will work with Young People aged 16-21 who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness and have support needs including social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Your role will be to support them to transition from supported accommodation into more independent accommodation and develop life skills along the way. You will provide advice and assistance to these Young People to support them with becoming ambitious and independent and embrace new opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Work with young people offering creative and innovative supported opportunities. Keep appropriate records and inform other staff of relevant issues. Facilitate regular consultation and action to enable young people to make decisions concerning their lives with a view to independent living. Assist in arranging appointments with relevant professionals. Provide advice and assistance on personal budgeting and claims for welfare benefits. Ensure that, where applicable, housing and property management tasks are effectively undertaken in line with procedure and targets. What we need from you

To be approachable and have the ability to build rapport and trusted relationships with colleagues and outside agencies. An understanding of the support needs of Young People who typically use our services An understanding of the welfare benefits system. Previous experience of working with Young People or extensive experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting. What you can expect from us

A dynamic and supportive team who delivers results for the people we support every day. A commitment to helping you learn and develop your career. Excellent benefits including a great annual leave entitlement, additional special leave, an occupational sick pay scheme which exceeds statutory requirements and cycle-to-work scheme. We are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities, and reducing crime. Last year alone we helped support, house, educate, advise, and speak out for 38,000 disadvantaged young people and adults - and you could now help us make an even bigger impact going forward

For full details about Nacro's amazing benefits, please click.

An Enhanced and Barred DBS check is required for this role.

A Full Driving Licence and access to own vehicle with business insurance are essential criteria for this role.

If you want to be a part of what we offer in Lincolnshire,please apply online

Job insights from Breakroom

Support workers

Support workers help vulnerable people to live independently

What you’ll do as a support worker:

  • Check the needs and progress of the individuals you are supporting
  • Help with daily tasks like budgeting, shopping and claiming benefits
  • Provide physical care and support including, bathing, dressing, cooking and feeding
  • Check and monitor health and help with medication

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Helping with personal care
  • Physical activity
  • Emotionally demanding duties
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Night work
  • Long hours
  • Anti-social hours
  • Cleaning
  • Working alone

Map

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

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What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Nacro pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Nacro pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    70% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Nacro get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Nacro pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Nacro?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    92% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Nacro?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    85% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Nacro feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    77% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Nacro get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    46% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Nacro?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    62% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Nacro enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    82% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and January 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Nacro recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    46% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Nacro?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    54% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Nacro?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Nacro head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    92% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Nacro is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and January 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Nacro

What Nacro employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Helping vulnerable adults

    Worst thing

    Working with sex offenders

    6.8

    Nacro Support worker, August 2023

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