Resident Adult

We have an opportunity in our shared accommodation for a new colleague to join us in making a difference to our young people who live in the property.  It is a role that offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience working with and supporting young people, through modelling independent living skills in a shared accommodation environment.  You will have your own secure room and shower/toilet facilities, sharing other facilities with the young people you are supporting.  Your accommodation cost will be covered through accommodation offset. 

We are a leading youth homeless 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 can positively engage and build rapport with young people.
  • You have the motivation and energy to facilitate fun and skill-based house activities, with the aim of developing young people’s independent living skills.
  • You are enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative but also alongside the housing team, ensuring a safe and thriving home environment.
  • You maintain professional boundaries and offer clear and consistent responses to young people who may present challenging behaviour and have learned not to trust.
  • You are confident (with support) in making effective decisions that safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and manage risk. 

What you will be doing:

  • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will help, encourage and engage our young people through regular house meetings and 1-2-1 skill-based support sessions, working flexibly over the week.
  • Through joint working and weekly contact with the Supported Housing Officer, you will facilitate key working with the young people in the property.
  • Being vigilant and responsible, you will ensure a safe, homely environment at the property.
  • Using your problem-solving skills, you will manage challenging behaviour within the property when it happens.

What we are offering:

  • A great opportunity to develop your skills working with young people and valuable experience and training opportunities.
  • Flexible working, pension contribution of 4% and the option to join the UK Healthcare Employee membership.
  • Regular supervision, Reflective Practice and multi team working in a Psychologically Informed Environment. 
  • Accommodation offset (i.e. no rent and bills!).

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 12 hours per week whilst living-in
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £2,502.86 per annum
  • The location: You will be based in the Bishopston area of Bristol, close to transport links and the vibrant city centre. 

You will be a part of the Dispersed Housing Team and you will be line managed by Tracey Rouemaine, our Deputy Housing Manager.

Application information:

  • To access the Job Pack for this role, please click here.
  • To arrange to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Tracey Rouemaine on 0117 317 7095 or
  • If you have any general queries, please email:   

Important dates:

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 09 August 2020
  • If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on 10 August 2020 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on 14 August 2020 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date). Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and our need to ensure the safety of applicants and recruiting managers, interviews for this position will be held as virtual video calls. If your application is shortlisted for an interview, we will provide guidance on the specific platform to be used.

Covering Letter 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 will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes 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. 


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.