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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Housing Support Worker (Permanent)

End Date: 05th October 2018 at 12:00 noon

Post:                                     Housing Support Worker (Permanent)

Hours:                                  37hrs per week (Full Time)

Salary:                                 £21,074 per annum (GIPSIL Scale 5, Point 22)

Location:                             Leeds

Benefits:                             Flexi-time, 29 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, company pension, Cycle to Work, corporate health plan

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 will be required which may involve some on call evenings and weekends.


 

The main responsibilities of the post include: –

  1. Working with young people to achieve the goals of their support plan
  2. To take referrals for the scheme, when appropriate, from individuals and other agency workers and complete a thorough Needs and Risk Assessment for each referral.
  3. You will hold a caseload of young people working with them to achieve independent living skills
  4. Prepare accommodation for young people and move young people into accommodation
  5. Assisting young people and staff to maintain standards within GIPSIL’s trainer flats
  6. Accompany a young person to an appointment where directed (example house viewing, college, doctors etc.)
  7. Supporting group activities or events where directed
  8. Record accurate information in a timely manner on GIPSL’s client management system
  9. Take referrals from young people and other agencies over the phone and face-to-face

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 select show files below, 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 05/10/2018 at 12pm (noon)

Shortlisting will take place on 08/10/18

Interview date is provisionally set for 16 and 17th October 2018

 

GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.

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 12th October 2018, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application

 

Housing Support Worker (9 Month Fixed Term Contract)

End Date: 05th October 2018 at 12:00 noon

Post:                                     Housing Support Worker (9 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Hours:                                   37hrs per week (Full Time)

Salary:                                   £21,074 per annum (GIPSIL Scale 5, Point 22)

Location:                               Leeds

Benefits:                                 Flexi-time, 29 days annual leave + Bank Holidays, company pension, Cycle to Work, corporate health plan.

 

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 will be required which may involve some on call evenings and weekends.


The main responsibilities of the post include: –

  1. Working with young people to achieve the goals of their support plan.
  2. To take referrals for the scheme, when appropriate, from individuals and other agency workers and complete a thorough Needs and Risk Assessment for each referral.
  3. You will hold a caseload of young people working with them to achieve independent living skills.
  4. Prepare accommodation for young people and move young people into accommodation.
  5. Assisting young people and staff to maintain standards within GIPSIL’s trainer flats.
  6. Accompany a young person to an appointment where directed (example house viewing, college, doctors etc.)
  7. Supporting group activities or events where directed.
  8. Record accurate information in a timely manner on GIPSL’s client management system.
  9. Take referrals from young people and other agencies over the phone and face-to-face.

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 select ‘show files’ below or 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 05/10/2018 at 12pm (noon)

Shortlisting will take place on 08/10/18

Interview date is provisionally set for 16th and 17th October 2018

 

 GIPSIL particularly welcomes applicants from BME communities.

 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 12th October 2018, unfortunately this means you have not been successful in reaching the interview stage this time. We thank you for your application