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Support Worker

  • Job reference: 21958
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Supported Housing Officer
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Job description: Support Worker, Derby
A nationwide housing association are recruiting for an experienced Support Worker with strong knowledge on social Care, DWP and young person's benefits to work in one of their schemes in Derby, for Looked after Children and Children in Need

The Role
The focus of the role is to deliver an individual, positive-outcome-focused support package to the residents of the scheme, ensuring that the support setting promotes empowerment and independence. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*Delivering a 'best practice' support service, appropriate to clients' needs.
*Ensuring the delivery of individual personalised support packages, reflective of different client needs, including culture and diversity issues.
*Assisting clients with day-to-day tenancy issues, payment of rent, claiming benefits, preparing units to let.
*Knowledge of 'best practice' in both crisis intervention and planned support working.
*Undertaking referrals and assessments of potential clients, working with them to identify the most appropriate housing solution for their needs.
*Ensuring clients have access to relevant external support services.
*Working with clients to agree and set goals and actions.
*Meeting clearly defined client outcome targets through key-working, support plans, risk assessments and other interventions.
*Ensuring that opportunities for education, training and employment opportunities are integral to the support service. The aim being to enable clients to develop the life skills to live as independently as possible.
*Maintaining accurate and timely records of all activities including the maintenance of a support planning database.
*Providing practical support and information to clients when entering the service and throughout their involvement with the service, e.g., assisting clients in the completion of occupancy agreements and welfare benefit claims.
*Working in line with 'health and safety' and safe guarding requirements to ensure the overall safety and security of the client.
*Report repairs and maintenance needs on behalf of the client following agreed procedures.
*Promote and encourage a high level of client involvement, consultation and communication.

The Candidate
To be considered for the role you will require the following skills and experience:
*Experience of working with vulnerable client groups.
*Experience of delivering structured support in either housing or social care.
*Skills on IT, social Care, DWP and young person's benefits
Due to the nature of the service users, you will require a clean, enhanced DBS and it will also be beneficial to your application if you have a driving license with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

The Contract
This is an initial 3 month contract which is likely to be extended or made permanent. The role is full time, working 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis on the following rota - one week 8am-4pm, 2nd week 12pm-8pm, and work 1 weekend in 5 with rest days.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk
You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.