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Support Worker - Wigan

Job Description

Support Worker
Working Hours: Varied shifts, including 8-4pm, 1.30-9.30pm, 9-5pm, with 1 weekend per month over an 8-week ROTA.

Role Overview
The Support Worker will be responsible for managing a caseload of 11 to 12 customers, addressing diverse support needs associated with homelessness. These needs may include Mental Health, Substance Misuse, and Offending behaviors. The ideal candidate will have experience in supporting individuals with such complex needs.

Support Worker duties:

  • 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.
  • Ensuring clients have access to relevant external support services.
  • 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.

Support worker requirements

  • Experience of working with vulnerable client groups.
  • Experience of delivering structured support in either housing or social care.
  • Enhanced DBS Adults and children
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits

The Package
This is a temporary, Support worker role,35 hours per week 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.