Support Officer - BASS

Home Group
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Officer (BASS)
Permanent, Full Time (37.5hpw)
Salary £17,000 to £23,000 per annum plus car allowance based on mileage of £220.32 per month

About the service

Our BASS Service provides accommodation and support for clients on bail or HDC release from prison. The aim of the service is to promote independent living, reduce re-offending and support community integration.

About the role                             

Support Officers play a key role in delivering the service, having regular contact with service users, undertaking risk assessments, assisting them to access services in the community and ensuring that they comply with house rules and the terms of their release. Each Support Officer has a caseload in the region of fifteen service users, spread across five or six properties, and works with Assistant Support Officers to ensure that our properties are maintained to a high standard.

In this role you will be required to work flexibly within the operational BASS hours which fall between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and includes regular Saturday working.

This role will be covering our properties around the Leeds and West Yorkshire area, however, there may be the requirement from time to time to assist in other patches within the Yorkshire and Humber area.

You will be required to work one Saturday in 8 from 9am to 4pm, with a day off in lieu through the week.

Due to the nature of this role a driving licence, car and business insurance is required.

Please note any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check through the DBS the costs of which are met by Home Group. 

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a new colleague who has strong people skills, who is able to assess and manage risk and who is committed to assisting service users in their rehabilitation. An understanding of criminal justice and/or supported housing would be an advantage, as would be evidence of strong team working skills, good communication and the ability to work flexibly.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 5th April 2017.

Equality & Diversity @ Home Group

We believe that we have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself at Home Group. We value everything that makes you unique and we recognise that celebrating your differences can help make Home Group a special place to live to and work.

What we’ll give you

Our ‘My home package’ includes competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long terms disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year - rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers.

So who is Home Group?

We are the UK’s largest provider of care and support services and also one of the UK’s top housing providers.  Many of our clients need more than a home and through our Stonham brand we work with almost 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year. 

One size doesn’t fit all, so our clients lead their support every step of the way and this is reflected in our client satisfaction rating of 95%, with 78% experiencing a positive move-on and tenancy sustainment of 75%.

Our values

At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers.  To be a success with us you’ll need to be

Accountable (Don’t pass the buck – own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)

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