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Support Worker

  • Job reference: AQIT526
  • Location: Southsea, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Case Administrator
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Job description: I am currently recruiting for a peripatetic support worker to work in Hampshire.

My client have offices in Portsmouth and Southampton, but applying candidates will be expected to travel to different locations in Hampshire. With the travel involved in this role, applying candidates must have their own vehicle, hold a valid UK driving licence as well as have (or willing to get) business insurance on their vehicle.
Mileage will be reimbursed by the client.

Candidates applying for this role must also hold an enhanced DBS certificate from within the last 3 years.

This role itself is very hands on, candidates will be working with service users who have been involved in the criminal justice system in some way or another. Candidates will be working closely with service users who require help with social inclusion, housing, benefits applications, setting up bank accounts etc.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) To provide support and practical help in order to assist clients out of a chaotic lifestyle,

2) To liaise with local support agencies as necessary, with a view to providing the client with a high quality and robust support network.

3) To inform and educate workers and agencies in this field regarding the nature of chaotic adults and help to develop and inform on good practice regarding the treatment and support of chaotic adults.

4) To develop joint working protocols with agencies already working in local delivery settings and to maintain good working relationships with all staff groups.

5) To provide a prompt and accurate assessment of needs regarding clients current presentation including regular reviews to ensure support remains valid.
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6) To develop and improve strategies for remaining in contact with clients who are "difficult to engage".

7) To develop clear action plans for each client including detailed risk assessment and management.

8) To liaise with local community services regarding suitable support for the client group and to help them improve the way they can respond to them, through training, professional support to caseworkers and developing information-sharing protocols.

9) To contribute to the maintenance of monitoring and database systems including collecting, inputting and collating basic information on numbers, profile and outcomes of all referrals.

10) To work in a flexible, reflective and un-dogmatic way as required in order to engage with the client group.

11) To be an effective team player, with the ability to adopt a shared approach to both the casework and the developmental aspects of the job.

12) To keep clear and accurate records in accordance with P3's record keeping policies and guidelines.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968 or email andrew.quinney@servicecare.org.uk