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Support Worker

  • Job reference: LMCW0026
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: One of Devon's largest Housing Associations is recruiting for a Housing Support Worker on a part time basis to provide temporary relief at one of their housing schemes for 23 individuals with various support needs, in Exeter.

The Service
The service this role is based in provides temporary accommodation vulnerable young women who are either homeless, or at risk of homelessness, including care leavers, ranging from 16-25. The accommodation as 13 units and staff provide help with life skills, including help with budgeting, cooking, home management, finding education, training or meaningful occupation and developing social skills.

The Role
In this Part Time Support Worker role, you will be working as part of a small but highly motivated team who aim to support those who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness but may also have other areas of support such as mental health issues or a history of substance abuse. You will be required to work with other agencies and signpost clients when necessary to link in with those agencies and provide on-going support around engagement.
As a Support Worker you will work with clients who have a variety of support needs some of the clients may have an assured short hold tenancy at the service and may require support around managing this, other clients may require pre tenancy support work or post tenancy work when they move on into the community.
*You will support clients around issues such as maintaining their well-being, managing tenancy issues, maximizing their income, finding meaningful occupation, developing social contacts and accessing other services they may need.
*You will be required to hold a caseload of clients and complete support plans and risk assessments on Westward's case management system.
*You will need to work in a person centred way with clients and make sure they are fully involved in their support plans and the goals that are set within them.
*You will be required to be involved in our tenant participation programme offering involvement opportunities to clients and facilitating at times activities and events that we may hold.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Support Worker role you will require previous experience working within housing support, ideally with one of the following groups: Housing; Welfare Benefits; Domestic Abuse; Drug and alcohol misuse; Mental health issues; Sensory disability; Young people. As the main focus is tenancy related, you will require knowledge and understanding of
*Supported housing and housing related issues
*Recovery approach
*Client involvement and empowerment
*The benefits system
*Debt
*Needs assessment and support planning
Due to the nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Package
This is a Part Time Support Worker role, working 24 hours per week (three full days) on an initial 2 month contract, with a good chance of being extended.
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Referral Bonus
If this Part Time 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 Part Time 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 Part Time 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.