House parents/female support staff

About Gilead

Gilead is based on a 200 acre working farm in rural Devon with our growing town of Okehampton just 5 miles away and the city of Exeter 30 miles. Every person who visits says how peaceful and tranquil the atmosphere is. It is an ideal location for our residents to heal and build their lives again. All residents have the opportunity to gain work experience and training on the farm and in catering, horticulture, gardening etc. Historically we have taken in both males and females but this year we will be focusing on supporting females. Ladies who have had experience in working alongside women who have suffered trauma, abuse or addiction led lifestyles is desirable. Please state in your application if you prefer to live in or to commute. Please post or email your C.V and application form. 

About the Role

You will assist the management team in maintaining and developing a supported housing service for Gilead Foundations Charity to help those suffering with compulsive behaviour issues and hardship, poverty, distress and homelessness. This includes:

  • To be part of a caring team which will consider, construct and implement individual support plans;

  • To be responsible for the individual support and well-being of occupants;

  • To provide supervision and support to occupants;

  • To undertake housing management functions;

  • To develop positive working relationships with relevant statutory and voluntary agencies;

  • To participate in the progression of individual support planning in respect of each occupant;

  • To preserve the charisma and philosophy of support as promoted by the Charity

  • To maintain a flexible attitude to duties, being prepared to undertake what is required by the management relative to the support of occupants and security of the accommodation;

  • To maintain a harmonious atmosphere within the accommodation.

  • To participate in a rota system of work consisting of day, evenings and weekends, as required by management.

  • To participate in monitoring occupants’ progress and undertake to give verbal and written reports to the management as required.
  • To contribute to record keeping as required by the management.   

Experience & qualifications required:

  • Must have a clear understanding of Christian values & be able to articulate how these values can positively impact residents lives

  • Relevant qualifications & experience

  • Experience & understanding of working with people and their families with a variety of complex needs & issues.

  • Must have own clean driving license
  • An understanding of safeguarding adults

Personal competencies required:

  • A familiarity with, & an ability to perform in accordance with, the mission, vision & values of Gilead Foundations Charity & it’s Christian ethos

  • Able to provide pastoral support with empathy & tact whilst offering practical Able to offer strategic life skills advice

  • Able to deal resiliently, assertively and appropriately when dealing with sensitive issues

  • Effective organizational skills & ability to multi-task

  • Effective oral, written, presentation & interpersonal skills

  • A willingness to work with others & a consistent can do enthusiastic attitude

  • Attention to detail & ability to meet deadlines

  • Confident & able to work on their own initiative

  • Proficiency with IT applications (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) & social media.

  • Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters

To apply please complete the application form and either post or email it back to admin@gilead.org.uk along with your C.V. Thank you.

Location

Okehampton
Devon
United Kingdom

Compensation
Salaried
Hours
Flexible
Deadline
Contact Telephone
Contact E-mail Address
admin@gilead.org.uk