Support Worker

Posted 31 May 2024
Salary £15,210 per annum (pro rata)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameShannon Carroll

Job description

We are partnering with a Housing Association based in Buckinghamshire who pride themselves in their supportive, inclusive and responsive service. They are searching for a part-time Support Worker to join their team on a permanent basis.

This will be a part-time position working 22.5 hours per week, and offers flexible working hours and days.

This position offers an annual pro-rata’d salary of £15,210. The ideal candidate will have access to their own vehicle, and an Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing attentive and tailored support to a caseload of 10 vulnerable service users within a homeless accommodation

  • Offering one-to-one and group guidance sessions to encourage independent living and personal development

  • Advising on welfare and benefits applications and income management to reduce the risk of rent arrears

  • Forming detailed support plans and risk assessments to cater to service users’ individual needs

  • Liaising with external agencies such as Police, Landlords, GP’s and Emergency Services

  • Remaining calm and effectively mediating any stressful and complex situations

  • Working alongside individuals with complex needs and offer opportunities for them to improve their quality of life, develop their skills and make decisions about their future

  • Delivering practical housing related support through structured link work

Experience required:

  • Providing front-line support to individuals with a range of complex needs – especially homelessness

  • Conducting risk assessments – including health and safety and safeguarding checks

  • Offering Housing related support and assisting with application processes

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Excellent communication

  • Ability to mediate hostile situations

  • Passion for making a difference in lives of others

  • Providing Housing related advice and guidance

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave entitlement per annum - including Bank Holidays (pro-rata’d)

  • Monthly Attendance bonus

  • Blue Light Card discounts

  • Life Assurance policy

  • Employee Contribution pension scheme

  • Mileage Coverage

  • Long Service Awards

  • Free 24-hour counselling service

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Registered Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

Working hours:

  • 22.5 hours per week

  • Flexible working hours and days: Monday – Friday, between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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