Housing Support Worker

Recruiter
Smart Recruit Online
Location
Chippenham
Posted
10 Dec 2018
Closes
26 Dec 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people? Or are you looking to change career, you may have transferable skills.

Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?

We're lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.

We are looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker to work within our Mother & Baby project based in Salisbury. This contract is temporary for 6 months working 22.5 hours per week. Hourly rate £8.87 - £9.09 per hour.

The post holder must hold a current driving licence and have access to a reliable car with business insurance

As a Support Worker you will provide support and advice around accommodation, basic life skills, welfare benefits, health and personal issues and sign post for additional support for their baby; allowing service users to work towards independent living.

22.5 hours per week, hours to be discussed at interview. May include some unsociable hours, weekends and bank holidays.

This is a great opportunity to join our enthusiastic team!

Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team being responsible to your Line Manager for the wellbeing of service users.
  • Provide service users with practical assistance, advice, advocacy and support in order that they might develop their skills and work toward maximising their independence.
  • To hold regular innovative activities by enabling a user led approach to managing the project.
  • To be proactive in building positive relationship with service users. To help create a "User led" project.
  • To work in accordance with the objectives and procedures at all times.

Service User/Support:

  • To work with service users, to carry out assessment using Outcome Star Tool to develop their support needs, plans, and risk assessments.
  • Work as a key worker for individual residents, following an agreed support plan. To implement and monitor support plans.
  • To proactively work with all service users to ensure they are made aware of and understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to the scheme.
  • Work with the service user to develop practical skill development as detailed in the support plan.
  • To be actively involved with statutory and voluntary agencies, colleges, day services, training providers and employers to assist service users as appropriate.
  • Encourage and support service users in experiencing social and leisure activities and in taking part in their local community and engaging with the Children's Centre.
  • Maintain service user confidentiality within the policies and procedures laid down for the service.
  • Ensure service users are treated with respect and their dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To maintain appropriate professional boundaries at all times.

Housing Support Worker | Support Worker | Supported Housing | Youth Worker

Essential Skills

  • Experience of working with vulnerable clients
  • Educated to level NVQ 3 or above
  • Early Years Qualification or Experience
  • Experience of working unsupervised and on your own initiative.
  • Ability to form and maintain professional working relationships with a range of individuals.
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills including ability to write reports
  • Experience of forming and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Competent IT Skills Ability to record information accurately, objectively and within prescribed timescales
  • To currently hold or be committed to personal development through training leading to NVQ accreditation
  • Hold current driving licence and have access to reliable car with business insurance

Desirable Skills

  • Good working knowledge of the welfare benefits system
  • Experience and knowledge of key working systems
  • Experience of involving service users in improving services
  • Experience and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and related issues

About Company

We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently. All money raised helps to support our valuable work.

Winners of Investors in People Award, Two Ticks, and Mindful Employer. We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

Why work for us?

We believe that all employees are the heart and soul of us. We want to invest in you, to ensure that you feel valued as we believe happy staff equals a happy workplace and this will contribute to a successful Charity.

  • 24 days holiday increasing to 29 days with over 5 years' service. Bank Holidays are in addition to this.
  • Comprehensive Induction Training
  • Access to award-winning training and development - My Learning Cloud
  • Generous sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
  • Tax-free childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus
  • Accredited Disability Confident Employer

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