Relief Support Worker
Relief Worker needed in Bristol to work within a Homeless scheme for a supported housing provider
Your new company
You will be working for a national supported housing provider.You will be joining an organisation who puts their tenants at the forefront of the service providing national support services to a variety of clients from homeless, mental health, domestic violence and substance misuse.
Your new role
As a relief support worker you will be working on a relief basis meaning working a number of shifts as and when required. You will be covering a homeless hostel that operates 24 hours so will be offered days, weekends and waking nights. You will be working with complex case loads, providing support and engagement as and when needed. You may also be required to manage reception when needed, checking in service users and being first port of contact for tenants needs. As a support worker you will be required to go through the keywork system providing resettlement help, liaison with and referrals to appropriate agencies. As a support worker you will be engaging with service users and promoting independence within the service with the target for service users to move into their own homes within 3 months.
What you'll need to succeed
To be a successful support worker you must have relevant experience working within homeless projects. Due to the high support needs of the service users you must be able to deal with challenging situations and be comfortable with lone work when required. As a support worker you must have a degree of flexibility, be reliable and committed. An essential requirement for this role is that you must be happy to help and engage with service users and provide help and advice in a positive manager. As a relief support worker it is required you have an enhanced DBS, or the documents for us to produce a DBS on your behalf.
What you'll get in return
Working as a support worker is a rewarding opportunity, you will be helping vulnerable people engage with the local community and have a positive impact on vulnerable people who need help the most. Not only are you offered a competitive hourly rate but as a relief worker it gives you flexibility and option to work when you want, allowing you to fit the role around current commitments or work up experience to go into a full time role. This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about supported housing and looking to build up and enhance your experience.
What you need to do now
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