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Floating Support Worker

Job Category
Reference Number
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Northern Ireland
County Down
Northern Ireland
Salary: £23620 to £ Per Year
Closing Date: Saturday, 3 August 2024 - 10:05

Total Care Recruitment, on behalf of our client, is seeking an experienced Support Worker for the position of Floating Support Worker.  This is a full-time, permanent position based in several locations including Newry, Lisburn, Downpatrick, and Belfast. Working Hours may include evenings, weekends, and bank holidays and may change to reflect the needs of the young people. The successful candidate will be entitled to 36 days per annum (increasing by 1 day per year of service up to a max of 41 days per annum. The Increase is effective from the 1st April each year, once a full year of service has been completed).



Floating Support Workers support young people to build the skills and confidence to maintain their

own homes. Young people will receive individualised support based on support planning ongoing

assessment/review and keeping safe were appropriate.


The role of a Floating Support Worker is to provide a range of interventions to assist Young People

aged 16-25 to access and/or maintain their own accommodation in the community. In this role you

will also support young people aged 16/17 who are homeless, young people ‘sofa surfing’ and at

risk of eviction.



  • The ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills with a flexible and adaptable attitude to work
  • Able to be a self-starter with the ability to use initiative
  • To demonstrate effective leadership skills
  • The ability to understand and work in accordance with the ethos and values base of the service
  • The ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of people, particularly young people and stakeholders
  •  The ability to accept direction and supervision
  • The ability to maintain a comprehensive and up to date written record of work undertaken
  • To have the commitment to undertake relevant training
  • To work as a team member and assist in developing and shaping the Service to meet Young People’s needs and strategic objectives
  • Good time keeping skills
  • To represent the service in a professional manner
  • To work on own initiative and make decisions (autonomous) in a responsible and accountable manner
  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment.




  • Registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council


  • 1 years’ experience of working with young people in supported

               housing or community-based support or similar environment


  • Degree in Social Work, Youth and Community Work or similar


              6 months experience of working with young people in supported

              housing or community-based support.

  • Experience of assessing risk and safety planning in order to keep

               young people safe.

  • Experience of assessing need and support planning for young


  • Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and


  • To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment.

  • A full current driving license and access to a car is required so as

    to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full.




  • Experience of working with homelessness.


If you meet the essential criteria and are motivated, enthusiastic, resilient, flexible and compassionate with a passion for working with children and young people then we want to hear from you. 


Please forward and up to date CV to stating the post you wish to apply for. 


Total Care Recruitment is a member of REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) adhering to all current employment legislation - 00200702



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