SUPPORT WORKER

Recruiter
BRC
Location
Penarth
Salary
£9/hour
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
Location: Barry/Penarth

Hours: 37 per week (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm & Sat, 9am – 3pm)

Salary: £9.00 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Duration: 4 – 8 Weeks+ (with potential for extension)

Start: ASAP (No later than Monday 31st July)

BRC are currently recruiting on behalf of a well-respected South Wales based charity for a Support Worker across two supported housing projects in Barry and Penarth.

Our client has provided a wide range of support services to various clients with mental health issues over the past 20 years. This will initially be a one month temporary contract, which has strong potential for extension.

This role will be split between 2 shared Supporting People funded housing projects for individuals experiencing mental health issues as their lead support need.

ROLE EXPECTATIONS:

- Provide a range of social, emotional and practical support to a caseload people with varying mental health and associated problems
- Work closely with a team of Case Workers when reviewing progress and support plans
- Update individual support plans in line with the Supporting People framework
- Ensure a smooth handover of information on allocation of service user either following initial assessment or as support is drawing to a close
- Carry out and review risk assessments as and when necessary due to the changing needs of the service user
- Involve service users in the development, running and evaluation of the service and the support they receive
- Support service users to access information and advice in order that they are able to make informed choices in matters that affect them

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

- Experience of providing a front line support service to vulnerable clients living independently in the community or within a supported housing project
- Good knowledge of professional boundaries, risk assessments and support planning
- DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience working with a SPRINT database
- Experience providing practical and emotional support to clients with mental health issues
- Knowledge of the Supporting People funding framework
- A full driving license and access to a car
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For additional information on this post, or to register your interest please contact
Richard Thomas or Rhiannon Breeze on 02920231000 or email your CV to Richard @ (url removed)