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

End Date: 30th September 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

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 2000853 to request a link to the full application pack.

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

 

Housing Support Worker

End Date: 24th September 2019 at 12:00pm noon

Post: Housing Support Worker Leaving Care

Hours: 37hrs per week (Full Time)

Salary: £21,589 per annum
Location: 
Leeds
Benefits: 
Flexi-time, 29 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, company pension, Cycle to Work, corporate health plan

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

Are you interested in working with young people?  This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to Join GIPSIL’s Leaving Care, Flagship and Archway Services to deliver housing support to young people across the city of Leeds.  As a support worker you will 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 especially those with care experience.  Although relevant experience is preferable, most important is that you’re able to engage with young people we work with 

Flexible working may be required which would involve some on call evenings and weekends.

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The main responsibilities of the post include: –

To work positively with a young person around issues such as poor motivation and low expectations/aspirations/ emotional support/confidence building

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 visit www.gipsil.org.uk/joinus , 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 Steve Cooke (Leaving Care Manager) on 0113 391 8002.

Deadline for applications is 24/09/2019  at 12pm (noon)
Shortlisting will take place on 27/09/2019

Interview date is provisionally set for 03/10/2019 / 04/10/2019

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.

Assistant Housing Support Worker – 37 Hours per week

End Date: 20th September 2019 at 12:00pm noon

Post: Assistant Housing Support Worker
Team: Young Persons Housing Services
Hours: 37 hours per week
Starting Salary: £18,795 per annum
Benefits: 29 days’ annual leave per annum (plus Bank Holidays), employee health plan and company pension scheme
Location: Leeds

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 applicant 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 a basic 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. Input into and implement a support plan and the risk assessment
2. Support the young person with their resettlement options.
3. Prepare trainer flat for occupancy.
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. To ensure accurate and timely record keeping on the systems used.
7. Support access to the services by taking a referral over the phone or 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.

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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.

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If you would like an application pack, please email hr@gipsil.org.uk or call our HR team on 0113 2000853.
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 Eileen Fox, (Team Leader) on 0113 391 8002

• Deadline for applications: Friday 20th September 2019 12pm noon

• Shortlisting Date: 24th September 2019

• Interview Date: 3rd October 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.