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Support Worker

Job Description

I have a new vacancy for a Support Worker in Stockton-on-Tees, which I thought you might be interested in.

A housing association in County Durham are recruiting for a Support Worker to provide housing related support to their service users (16-21) with a view to tenancy sustainment and independent living.

The Services

This Support Worker role works within a service in Stockton-on-Tees which provides accommodation to care leavers, referred through a young person's panel. The accommodation consists of a block of 10 flats with 1 crash pad, as well as communal facilities which are used by tenants to socialise and for staff to deliver engagement sessions. The service accommodates young people between the ages of 16-21 and support workers deliver support to the service users in regards to managing a tenancy and developing independent living skills.

The Role

In this Support Worker role you will work with service users to provide housing support to develop independent living skills and retain independence.

This will include the following skills and independence:

  • Develop and review support plans with clients in a person centred approach
  • Ensure regular contact with clients to deliver day to day support which contributes to achieving the goals set out in the support plan
  • Develop and update client risk assessments
  • Carry out regular health and safety inspections of communal areas
  • Liaise with customer services and technical services to ensure all repairs are reported and completed satisfactorily
  • Assist tenants to understand their rights and obligations with respect to their tenancy
  • Maintain appropriate records for each client, including contact records and emergency contact details
  • Be responsible for housing management functions in relation to letting properties, managing voids, arrears and ASB
  • Co-ordinate regular social activities for tenants, hosting and chairing tenants meetings, carry out consultations and encourage tenant involvement and participation.
  • Liaise with health and social care providers, voluntary agencies and others to assist clients to maintain their tenancy

The Candidate

To be considered for this Support Worker role you will require previous experience working within housing management, including knowledge of tenancy sustainment, voids management etc. Though not essential, experience of working with young people would be beneficial.

Due to the nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, to apply you will require an enhanced DBS on the update service.

The Contract

This is a bank Support Worker role, working on an ad-hoc basis covering shifts between the hours of 09:00 and 21:00. The contract will be ongoing, covering the recruitment period for permanent staff, so there is also an opportunity that the role could become permanent with good performance in the role.

Referral Bonus

If this Support Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.

If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Support Worker role, please send your CV lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region