Jobs & Volunteering

We have regular volunteering opportunities within GIPSIL, including:

  • Supporting groups and activities for young people
  • Peer Support and Befriending
  • Reception and Administration
  • Property and garden maintenance

We also host Student Social Work Placements and volunteer Counselling diploma graduates and students. Students need to be in their second year of the diploma and have a minimum of 50 hours counselling client work under clinical supervision. To find out more, please contact us, saying what role you would be interested in.

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Key Worker (Employment & Engagement)

End Date: 02nd December 2019 at 12:00pm noon

Following the success of a funding application to the East Leeds Community-Led Local Development, funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund, GIPSIL are recruiting for a Key Worker to join the New Opportunities project. The project will be run by Learning Partnerships in partnership with GIPSIL targeting the local community across East Leeds, engaging with unemployed and inactive participants, offering a person centred approach, defining their needs to overcome personal issues by offering advice, support, guidance and signposting to agencies and in house partner services.

We are currently recruiting for:

1 x KEY WORKER (Employment & Engagement)

Fixed Term to: 31st December 2021

Full time – 37 hours per week

Salary: £21,589 per annum

 

The role of Key Worker will be to offer intensive 1:1 holistic support and work restoratively to help participants to develop a ‘can do’ attitude, enabling them to be independent and take ownership of their learning moving them closer to sustainable employment. Working with participants you will define their needs through a comprehensive assessment process and identify outcomes based on their emotional, behavioural, personal and physical wellbeing, soft skills and functional skills. You will develop a package of support, helping participants to set personal tailored goals and desired outcomes by offering a range of activities to motivate and enthuse, enabling them to discover their strengths and potential. The ideal candidates will have:

 

If you are interested in this role, please email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000857 to request a link to the full application pack.

Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

 

 

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.

 

Night Support Worker – Core & Cluster

End Date: 10th December 2019 at 12:00pm noon

Post: Night Support Worker Core & Cluster
Team: Core & Cluster
Contract: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Part Time (average 20 hours per week)
Hours: 40 hours with a requirement of 7 sleep in shifts on a 2-week rota (see attached example rota for more details)
Salary Scale / Point: GIPSIL Scale 4, Point 8
Starting Salary: £19,945 per annum (pro rota) with a sleep-in rate of £76.50 per sleep in
Location: Leeds (East)
Benefits: 29 days’ annual leave per annum + Bank Holidays (pro-rata), employee health plan, cycle to work and company pension schemes
The post holder will adhere to a structured shift pattern, working independently in a group setting environment to support vulnerable young people who have care experience.
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This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to join a brand new project to support young people over sixteen in a 24/7 hour setting to develop their skills to live independently.
This post is at the heart of our Intensive Support team with opportunities to support young people 1-2-1, in small groups and develop the core & cluster with a small dedicated team.
If you are passionate about improving the lives of young people with care experience in Leeds, possess outstanding relationship building skills and understand the importance of having a home this might be for you.
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GIPSIL is a community based organisation and lead provider of housing and support to vulnerable young people and young people leaving care in Leeds.
As a Night Support Worker (Core & Cluster), some of the main responsibilities include: –
Assist the work of the Intensive Support Team (IST) providing housing related support in a 24/7 supported housing environment using a Core & Cluster model during the evening into the following day
Monitor CCTV and ensure that the Core building is safe and secure at all times and where possible free from Anti-Social Behaviour
Use a strength based approach and restorative practice putting young people at the centre of their support
Able to ‘react’ and deal with any safeguarding or serious incidents that occur in a swift and timely manner ensuring that the safety and wellbeing for all is paramount

A critical part of the Core & Cluster model is ensuring all communication is clear and accurate; individual risk management and health & safety are priority areas

 

If you wish to receive an application pack, please visit https://gipsil.org.uk/jobs, email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000 857 to request a full application pack.
For further information about the above role, please contact Steve Cooke (Service Manager) steve.cooke@gipsil.org.uk or James Deakin (Team Leader) james.deakin@gipsil.org.uk

GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.
Please note that GIPSIL does not accept CVs for this post
No agencies

Deadline for applications: 2nd December 2019 at 12:00pm (noon)
Shortlisting Date: 3rd December 2019
Interview Date: 10th December 2019

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.
If you have not heard from us by 20th August, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application.

Housing Support Worker

End Date: 14th November 2019 at 12:00pm noon

Post: Housing Support Worker
Team: Young People and Families
Contract: Permanent
Full/Part Time: Full time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary Scale / Point: GIPSIL Scale 5, Point 22
Starting Salary: £21,589 per annum
Location: Leeds
Benefits: 29 days’ annual leave per annum (plus Bank Holidays), employee health plan and company pension scheme

GIPSIL is a Leeds based voluntary organisation working with local communities and supporting young people to reach independence.

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Are you interested in working with young people? This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to Join GIPSIL’s Flagship and Archway Services to deliver housing support to young people across the city. As a support worker, you’ll make a real difference as you help and advise the young people we support and accommodate to achieve their potential.

As well as an understanding of tenancy support, the successful applicant must demonstrate some comprehension of the issues faced by young people. Although relevant experience is preferable, most important is that you’re able to engage with young people we work with.

Flexible working would be required which may involve working out of office hours.

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The main responsibilities of the post include: –

 

  1. Working with young people to achieve the goals of their support plan
  2. Prepare accommodation for young people and move young people into accommodation
  3. Assisting young people and staff to maintain standards within GIPSIL’s trainer flats
  4. Accompany a young person to an appointment where directed (example house viewing, college, doctors etc.)
  5. Supporting group activities or events where directed
  6. Record accurate information in a timely manner on GIPSL’s client management system
  7. Take referrals from young people and other agencies over the phone and face-to-face
  8. Be able to identify risk and where a serious incident or safeguarding has occurred and report as policy directs
  9. Reaching out to young people to give information and gather feedback
  10. Build Professional, supportive relationships with young people, introduce them to opportunities in their communities and assist or signpost them to relative services for training/education/employment.

FLAGSHIP is a Partnership between Foundation, Turning Lives Around (formerly Leeds Housing Concern) and GIPSIL: three organisations founded and based in Leeds, supporting vulnerable people. Between us we provide area-based housing-related support services to young people – including care leavers, teenage parents and young offenders – in the three ‘wedges’ of the city.

 

If you would like an application pack, please email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000857.


Please note that GIPSIL will not accept CV’s. No agencies.

If you would like more information about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Heeley (Team Leader) on 0113 391 8004

 

Deadline for applications:                Thursday 14 November 2019 at 12pm (Noon)

Shortlisting Date:                               Friday 15 November 2019                

Interview Date:                                   Wednesday 20 November 2019

 

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.