Jobs

WORKING WITH GISDA HAS NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITING, WITH CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT NORTH WALES.

See below for current vacancies


Caernarfon

Therapeutic Personal Adviser (Leaving Care Project)

Supporting Care Leavers, including young parents, with the transition from moving on to independent living. Provide a person centered toolkit that will support and make a positive difference to care leavers providing support with Housing, Education and Employment to reach their life aspirations and build resilience.

Working alongside the 16+ social services team, where you hold a caseload of care leavers providing one to one support and providing support within the role of a personal adviser. This will include reviewing and updating young people's pathway plans every six months.

Act as a personal adviser in accordance with the Well-being Act in 2014.

Responsible to:

Leaving Care Project Team Leader

Salary:

B3 £19,603 - £20,918

Hours:

37 per week (Permanent)

Closing date:

12:00 PM 17/10/2022

Main Duties

  • Work within a psychological framework and in accordance with GISDA's therapeutic model.
  • All staff to share understanding of complex trauma, attachment and personality disorder.
  • Build healthy, trusting relationships with Young People, giving them opportunities to engage in both informal and formal settings.
  • Creating a safe and welcoming service that facilitates interaction with Young People.
  • Promoting self care and independence in our Young People.
  • Encourage, motivate and believe in young people.
  • Act as a role model and demonstrate appropriate ways of dealing with problems
  • Establish positive relationships and always pay close attention to young people.
  • Enable service users - young people, families and their children to live independently.
  • Develop and implement a Support plan for all Service Users in the Project.
  • Continually monitor young people's success and outcomes with a clear goal when working with the young person.
  • Recognize and respond to the support and development needs of all service users.
  • Contribute to the support and development needs of service users by working in partnership with other agencies.
  • Complete Agored Cymru Workbooks with young people and promote all opportunities to explore education / training and employment opportunities.
  • Meet with service users to monitor support and development needs as identified in their pathway plan.
  • Ensure effective records are kept of all contacts made with Service Users for the preparation of reports as required, and as evidence of service provision.
  • Administering a Duty of Care for all service users
  • Undertake all duties / responsibilities by adhering to the Care Council for Wales Code of Practice.
  • Hold regular meeting with service users.
  • Complete Support Questionnaires and track young people's progress after leaving the service.
  • Occasionally it may be necessary to work outside normal working hours to meet the needs of Young People and service. Flexibility will be required. This can include evenings and weekend shifts.

Caernarfon

LGBTQ+ Project Support Worker

Assist the Team Leader to achieve the aims and objectives of the LGBTQ+ project in Gwynedd in accordance with the project business plan.
Supporting LGBTQ + young people who need Gwynedd advice, information and support. Assist in providing training and delivering awareness raising sessions in schools, colleges and other organizations.

Responsible to:

LGBTQ+ Project Team Leader

Salary:

B2 £18,415.61-£19,289.88 (pro rata)

Hours:

22.5 hours a week (Until end of Mawrth 2023)

Closing date:

12:00 PM 10/10/2022

Main Duties

  • Undertake general duties allocated by the Team Leader
  • Respond to individual queries from club members and project service users.
  • Respond to training inquiries from schools, colleges and other organizations and manage a calendar of training and awareness sessions
  • Assist in developing bespoke training and awareness sessions
  • Assist in delivering LGBTQ + awareness raising sessions around outside companies and organizations
  • Providing direct support to LGBTQ + young people in drop-in sessions, including signposting to other services when needed.
  • Collaborate with other GISDA projects ensuring LGBTQ + service users have access to any service they require.
  • Commit to working in a therapeutic way in accordance with GISDA's adopted 'Model Fi'
  • Organizing activities for Caernarfon LGBTQ+ Youth Club including guest speakers, workshops and information sessions
  • Assist in running regular support groups including a Parents and Carers Group and a Group for Trans and Non-binary People


Caernarfon

Therapeutic Key Worker

To support vulnerable young people, including young parents, to live independently.

To offer person-centred support to help vulnerable young people to maintain a tenancy, gain independent living skills, develop positive health and well-being and build resilience

Responsible to:

Housing Support Team Leader

Salary:

B3: £19,603.91 - £20,918.90 (Plus Sleep in and on-call allowance)

Hours:

37 awr yr wythnos (Permanent)

Closing date:

12:00 PM 10/10/2022

Main Duties

  • To work within a Psychological Informed Framework and in line with GISDA’S therapeutic model.
  • All staff to share an understanding of complex trauma, attachment and personality disorder.
  • To build healthy, trusting relationships with young people, giving them the opportunities to engage both in informal and formal settings.
  • To create a non-institutional, safe and welcoming service that facilitates interaction with young people.
  • To promote self-care and independence in our young people.
  • To encourage, motivate and believe in young people.
  • Acting as a role model and demonstrating appropriate pro-social ways of dealing with problems
  • Establishing positive relationships with young people and always offering them unconditional and positive regard.
  • To enable service users - young people, families and their children to live independently.
  • To develop and implement a support/action plan for all Service Users within the Project.
  • To continuously monitor young people’s success and outcomes and have a clear goal when working with the young person.
  • To recognise and respond to the support and development needs of all Service Users.
  • To contribute towards the support and development needs of Service Users by working in partnership with other agencies.
  • To administer a duty of support for all of the Company’s Service Users.
  • To complete Agored Cymru Workbooks with young people and promote every opportunity to explore education/training and work opportunities.
  • Ensure the hostel is secure and safe during sleep-in shift.
  • As part of sleep-in duties carry out the relevant Health and Safety checks.
  • Meet with Service Users in order to monitor support and development needs as stated in their Action Plan.
  • To ensure that factual records are kept of every contact made with the Service Users in order to prepare reports as necessary, and as evidence of the service provided.
  • To administer a duty of care for each Service User
  • Carry out all duties/responsibilities by adhering to the Wales Care Council Code of Practice.
  • Hold regular meeting with Service Users.
  • Complete Support Journey Questionnaires and track young people’s progress after leaving the service.
  • At times there will be the need to work outside of normal working hours to meet the young people and service’s needs. Flexibility will be required. This can include evening nights and weekend shifts.



Caernarfon

Leaving Care Project Team Leader

Managing GISDA's Leaving Care Project in partnership with Gwynedd Council. Providing and developing a high level of service for young people who have been under the care of the Local Authority.

Responsible to:

Head of Support and Housing Services

Salary:

B4 - £24,553.03-£28,792.40

Hours:

37 per week (Permanent)

Closing date:

12:00 PM 10/10/2022

Main Duties

  • To develop a high quality service for young people who have been in the care of the Local Authority
  • Ensure that the service is independent from the Local Authority and that we act as advocates for young people.
  • Act as a senior personal adviser and support some young people with intense needs in accordance with the Well-being and care Act 2014.
  • To collaborate closely with all GISDA services in context and the Therapeutic Framework ensuring that the team follows the principle of working in a therapeutic way
  • To make a positive difference to the lives of young people with intense and complex needs
  • To work within the GISDA therapeutic framework in accordance with the GISDA therapeutic model.
  • Staff to gain an understanding of trauma, attachment and personality disorder.
  • To build a strong, healthy and friendly relationship with young people giving them the opportunity to engage/ and express themselves in a formal and informal atmosphere.
  • To create a non-institutional, safe and welcoming atmosphere that gives young people the opportunity to discuss and express their feelings/concerns.
  • To promote and encourage young people to look after their own well-being and be more independent.
  • To encourage, motivate and believe in young people.
  • Act as a role model for young people showing 'pro social' ways of dealing with problems.
  • Establish positive relationships with young people and offer an unconditional positive attitude.
  • Conduct activities with young people in groups and 1:1.