Job Title: Support Worker
Contract Type: temp for 12 weeks with the potential of transferring onto a perm contract
Pay rate per hour: PAYE £13.30
Salary per annum: £24,212
Weekly Hours: 35 hours
Work Pattern: Monday - Friday
Work Time: 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm (preferred)
Start Date: ASAP, notice period can be accommodated
Driving Licence: not required, but would be convenient for travelling to work, the nearest train station is location a mile away from the supported living service
Working in a young persons’ project supporting 28 young people aged 16-25* to acquire independent living skills, benefits in key working sessions.
Caseload: 8-9 plus ad hoc requirements
Our client are a supporting living 24 service, consisting of 14 separate flats accommodating two users in each. Residents have own rooms and share kitchen and communal area, where they can play pool.
They are recruiting for a Support Worker to be based at Wiltshire. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, highly motivated with excellent communication and computer skills. The assignment will involve: taking referrals and carrying out assessments of clients’ needs, liaising with health professionals, providing housing related support, offering benefits advise, taking measures to prevent homelessness, visiting clinics and ensure that prospective and current clients are fully aware of the support available as well as their financial obligations, rights and responsibilities under their tenancy/occupation arrangements and all related procedures.
Support Worker will be taking the resident to pre-arranged meetings in walkable distance.
* Enhanced up to date DBS.
* Computer literacy.
* Knowledge of boundaries.
* Knowledge of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit payment and eligibility for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
* Experience of working in one of the following settings: housing options, homeless prevention, homelessness assessment, resettlement service, care and support, housing benefits, independent living, budgeting and support tenancy.
* Awareness of challenging behaviours and language.
* Experience working with young adults