Assessment, Mediation & Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

1625 Independent People
£25,801- £27,905 per annum (pro rata based on 0.5 FTE)
Contract Type: 
Part Time
18.75 (this represent 0.5 FTE)
Contract Details: 
Fixed term Maternity Cover – at least 6 months
Details of Role: 

Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Tuesday 4th August 2020.

We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our innovative multi-agency team, Bristol Youth MAPS.  Working from a strengths-based holistic approach, you will be part of a team effort to prevent homelessness by helping young people remain at home or find alternative accommodation where remaining at home is not safe or possible.

We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector.  We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You engage young people with confidence, tenacity, and passion.  You enjoy and are good at family work. 
  • You are able to calmly manage family meetings and manage expectations.
  • You can assess need and look for the best outcome within limited resources.
  • You have a wide knowledge of various agencies and services (local and national) which can support young people or are willing and able to build on this quickly. 
  • You are creative, tenacious and good at collaborating.

What you will be doing:

  • You will take ownership of a caseload of young people at risk of homelessness.
  • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will work with the young person, their family and wider network to help them remain living with family or friends where possible.
  • Using your problem-solving skills, you will help them find accommodation where it is not safe or possible to remain with their family. 

You will be in the Bristol Youth MAPS Service which is part of the Bristol Support Services Team and your line manager will be our Senior Assessment, Mediation and Support Worker. 

What we are offering:

  • An opportunity to build on skills in family and housing work in a co-located multi-agency team.  
  • An opportunity to work in a Psychologically Informed Environment. 
  • 30 days holiday plus the usual bank and public holidays.
  • UK Healthcare Employee membership (Level 1).

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 18.75 (this represent 0.5 FTE)
  • Contract type: Fixed term Maternity Cover – at least 6 months
  • Pay: £25,801- £27,905 per annum (pro rata based on 0.5 FTE)
  • The location: You will be based in our Youth MAPS office, in the heart of Bristol’s vibrant city centre, within walking distance of both the main train and bus stations.


Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 4 August, 2020 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Important dates:

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, Tuesday 4th August 2020
  • If you have not heard from us by Friday 7th August 2020 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on Tuesday 11th August 2020

Covering Letter / Supporting Statement Guidance:

Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.  

Your Covering Letter is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.  

Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion. 


Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Contact Person: 
Megan Lewis
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER