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Floating Support Worker First Housing Aid

  • Closing Date: 22 October 2021
  • Salary: £19,871 per annum
  • Hours: 37,5
  • Job Ref: FSW/R11/01
Work with NIFHA

First Housing Aid & Support Services
(Registered Charity No: NIC105748)

Working from home with travel expected within the Western Health and Social Care Trust area (Derry/Londonderry/Strabane/Limavady)


About Us
You will work for a leading voluntary sector, non-profit making organisation that provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions for people who find themselves in housing difficulties.  Our Floating Support Service provides support to homeless families and singles over 18 years, 16 to 25 year olds and/or those over 55+ years who are, or who have been experiencing housing difficulties and related issues.


Your New Role within the Floating Support Service
You will work as part of team providing one to one support to service users with a range of needs; in particular substance misuse issues, mental health issues and those at risk of offending behaviour within the Western Health & Social Care Trust area. You may be required to work with any age group.


Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personnel Specification is available with an application pack)

  • Minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language.
  • NVQ Level III (or equivalent) in Health & Social Care OR relevant equivalent qualification in Social Work, Community Work or Housing Care
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience providing support to service users, in particular those with substance misuse issues, mental health issues and those at risk of offending behaviour
  • A valid driving licence and access to a car. (if disability prohibits driving, the applicant must be able to organise suitable alternative arrangements)
  • IT skills

 It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.


How to Apply
Please forward your completed application form and Equal Opportunities monitoring form (found at Work with us | First Housing ( to: by Friday 22 October 2021 at 12 noonTel: 07921056728)

Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

This position is also subject to compulsory registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.  (NISCC)


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer