Housing Support Worker - Andover

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Andover, UK
14 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people?

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 provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently.

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.

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. Why not join the our team, all staff receive the following benefits

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
Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus
Accredited Disability Confident Employer
Staff Work PerksWe are looking to recruit a Full Time Housing Support Worker and a Relief Housing Support Worker based at Andover Foyer to work with Young People. To provide support and advice around accommodation, basic life skills, welfare benefits, health and personal issues: all allowing service users to work towards independent living.

As a Support Worker, you will be required to provide support and advice around accommodation, basic life skills, welfare benefits, health and personal issues: all allowing service users to work toward independent living.

The hourly rate is £9.32ph, rising to £9.55ph after successful probation review. A 10% enhancement is paid for unsociable waking hours from 11pm to 7am. Sleepovers are paid at a rate of £50.00 per night. Hours to include some evening, bank holidays and weekend work.

This is a great opportunity to join our enthusiastic team!

Main responsibilities include:

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 relationships with service users. To help create a "User led" project
To work in accordance with the objectives of our centres, its policy and procedures at all timesHousing Support Worker | Youth Worker | Support Worker | Youth Engagement | Key Worker | Support Work | Youth Support Worker

Essential Skills

Experience of working with vulnerable young people
To currently hold NVQ Level 3 or above, or be committed to personal development through training leading to NVQ accreditation
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 the ability to write reports
Experience in forming and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
Competent IT Skills Ability to record information accurately, objectively and within prescribed timescales
To be able to cover on a flexible rota to include evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays, waking nights and sleep-ins
Be flexible and able to move within houses as necessaryAll applicants are required to be a car driver with access to a reliable motor vehicle, 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 have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic staff and volunteers that you could ever meet - and if you're interested in helping vulnerable people to achieve their goals, there could be a place here for you too

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