Support Worker

Recruiter
Location
Blaenau Gwent
Salary
£9.00 per hour
Posted
17 May 2017
Closes
24 May 2017
Ref
3029692
Contact
Jessica Cole
Job Function
Consultant
Job position
Advisor
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Hours
Full Time

Relief Support Worker, Supported Housing, Mental Health Project, Blaenau Gwent

Your new company

You will be joining a fantastic supportive housing association who are focused on engaging their tenants within the community. This organisation builds up communities, focusing on engagement, positive enforcement and forward thinking housing solutions.

Your new role

As a support worker you will be working on an adhoc basis working a wide range of shifts from waking nights, day shifts and weekends. You will be providing emergency cover, with the service relying on you to engage and communicate with their service users. As a support worker you will be working in a mental health project within Blaina. As a support worker you will be working in an accommodation based service for people who are at risk of being admitted to hospital or people that are currently in hospital due to their mental health challenges and are ready to resettle into the community. You will be providing strong support in a way that focuses on people's strengths, hobbies and interests with a strong focus on engagement in the local community; developing skills, building positive relationships and helping people to manage their mental health challenges. As a support worker you will work with tenants supporting them to achieve their aspirations, utilising strengths and asset based approach that is tailored to what matters to them with a focus on enabling them to link with their local communities. Ultimately you will work with people to ensure they have meaningful and stable relationships in their lives and assist them to have a sense of purpose.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful within this support worker role you must be passionate about making a difference to service users lives. If you are motivated, enthusiastic and care about helping people fulfil their potential, then you will thrive within this support worker position. You need to be flexible, committed and reliable. As you are working with vulnerable people you must have an enhanced DBS or the documents to produce a DBS on your behalf.

What you'll get in return

As a support worker within this organisation you are not only offered a competitive hourly rate but will also be making a positive difference to vulnerable people's lives. As a relief worker you will be given the choice to as and when you work, meaning you can fit the role around current commitments or build up your experience within a supported housing environment. This role is perfect for you if you are looking for flexible working and are passionate about learning new skills within social housing.

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