Salary : £7.85 (+ holiday rate)

Based in : York

Hours Per Week : Casual

Status : Sessional

Contract Type : Sessional

Interview Date : TBC

Closing Date : ongoing

About you

Are you an experienced or aspiring Support Worker looking for an opportunity to support vulnerable people in the local community? Got experience of social care, working with socially excluded people? Or are you working towards a Social Sciences or other related degree and looking for the opportunity to complement your academic studies with rewarding practical experience? Want to work for an organisation that helps people build brighter futures for themselves and their families, with the flexibility of taking shifts that fit around your lifestyle and commitments? If so, our Sessional Worker [York] vacancies could be the perfect fit.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 21,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We have been supporting people in York since 2012, running successful substance misuse services that support people through their addiction and recovery journey in the city of York and across North Yorkshire, as well as supporting people experiencing homelessness in the Arc Light hostel. In 2017 we welcomed the addition of the York Drug & Alcohol service in partnership with Spectrum Community Health CIC, whilst having other exciting developments on the horizon; so it is a great time to be joining our organisation in York.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives. Are you ready to change lives for a living? Read more about the job below and apply today.

About the job

Changing Lives has significantly expanded over the past few years and now works nationally with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and a range of other problems by reaching out into communities. We also offer specialist support services for women and families, provide employment opportunities for our clients, and run several successful social enterprises.

Sessional Workers are integral to the running of our projects, augmenting the permanent staffing unit to provide first-class support to some of societies most vulnerable people with multiple complex needs, primarily supporting with holiday and sickness cover. You will interact with our service users on a day to day basis, coaching and supporting them towards living safe, stable and fulfilled lives. You will have the opportunity to work across multiple projects, developing your skills and experience in what is an extremely rewarding field. You will start by attending our Corporate Induction at Changing Lives Central Office, integrating you into the Changing Lives family and ways of working – heading into your projects with the tools to really make an impact. We also recognise the need to develop our Sessional Workers and, as such, you will have access to a number of our Learning & Development training modules to help enhance and develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

We run sessional assessment days throughout the year to ensure we get the best candidates for the roles available in our projects.

Think this could be the right role for you? Download the full job description below and apply today! Together we are Changing Lives!