Lead Support Worker

Home Group
West Sussex
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead Support Worker 
Permanent, Full-time (37.5 hrs)
Salary starts at £17,000 to 18,500 per annum rising to £23, 000 per annum through performance.

It’s a passion, not just a job

Our great people help make us the best and through their true passion, commitment and enthusiasm, deliver aspirational support to our clients every day. 

We are looking for an energised and passionate Project Worker like you (known internally by us as a Support Co-ordinator – Level 3) to join our service which provides support to adult ex-offenders. Directions is a unique supported housing service accepting referrals from across West Sussex and providing accommodation with support based in Worthing. We work with both male and female offenders providing 10 bed spaces across three shared houses and a further five self contained studio flats.

As Lead Support Worker you will manage a caseload of clients, working closely with external agencies in delivering person centred support.  We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our clients lead their own support every step of the way.   Together you will really make a difference, empowering our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations as outlined in their support plans and develop the independent living skills they need to successfully move on with a positive future.

You will help shape our services, undertake risk assessments, support planning, goal setting and regular reviews. It’s really important to us that you have time to deliver what you are really passionate about; making a real difference to our clients lives.  So to free up your time, you’ll be given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don’t have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go.  You’ll also be paid between clients visit and for your mileage too.  

A bit about us

We are one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services.  Through Stonham our Care and Support services, we make a real different to the lives of 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.  Join us and be part of an organisation that is passionate in making a real difference to thousands of people lives every single day.

A bit about you

We want people like you, who strongly believe that providing support is more than just a job and can make every client feel valued. To flourish in the role, you will be a like-minded dedicated person who can demonstrate compassion, empathy and creativity in your approach and use your unique skills in enabling clients to reach their full potential.  With previous experience of working with vulnerable people in a support or care environment, you will have a great understanding of professional boundaries, safeguarding, risk assessment, confidentiality and be experienced in case management.  It’s also important that you can work in an holistic way building partnerships with external agencies and that you have strong IT skills too.

The service is delivered Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. You will on occasion be required to work outside of these hours to attend training and colleague events, as well as to meet the needs of our clients and stakeholders. Any additional hours worked will be reimbursed through TOIL arrangements.

We need you to have a driving licence, car and car insurance business cover as some travelling will be required. 

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

You’ll be impressed with our fantastic rewards and benefits package.  Click hereand find out more…

Want to apply?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include a covering letter with your CV as otherwise we won’t be able to review your application.  We really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day.  To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the careers section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current vacancies page by clicking here.