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Support worker

Job Description

Support Worker
3 month contract

Main Purpose of the Role:
To provide high-quality housing-related support to service users with a range of needs in line with client-led actions identified in their support plans, and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

Support Worker Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver tailored support to adults with diverse needs, enhancing their strengths to help clients achieve their aspirations in various areas of personal interest.
  • Improve each client's quality of life by preventing homelessness, promoting, or maintaining independent living skills, and facilitating appropriate move-on options.
  • Provide support through individualized safety planning, aspirations assessments, and one-to-one keywork sessions.
  • Assist service users in attending educational, leisure, and health-related activities, and accompany them as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate service user records and other related documentation, including electronic records on our organisational system.
  • Perform housing management functions such as rent collection, reporting repairs, and managing tenancy/licence commencements and terminations.
  • Encourage and promote effective multi-agency working to mitigate service user risks and meet their needs and aspirations to a high standard. Establish close contacts with various communities and statutory and voluntary organisations.

Support worker Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering housing-related support.
  • Strong understanding of independent living skills and homelessness prevention.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-agency partners.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Valid driver's license, own vehicle, and business insurance.
  • Enhanced DBS certification.

The Package
This is a temporary, support worker role, for an initial 3 months, covering the recruitment process for a permanent team member, meaning the role could be extended, or become permanent.

Referral Bonus
If this Temporary 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 mickey . stepans @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01772 208 966 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.