Support Worker needed for a homeless project in Cheltenham for an ongoing temporary to permanent contract
Your new company
You will be joining a brilliant supported housing project who supports service users with a background in homelessness towards independence helping them move on from the service towards independent living.
Your new role
As a support worker you will be working in a 24/7 project supporting homeless service users towards independence. As a support worker you will be carrying out support plans, promoting move on and tracking service user's progress. You will be working with a team of 8 support workers and a senior and will be expected to take a lead on supervising group work and some possible line management may be involved. As a support worker you will be expected to carry out various shifts which may include waking nights, sleep ins and weekends on a rota basis. As a support worker you will be carrying out support plans, tenancy advice and housing management support. As a support worker you will respond to emergency and crisis situations by providing support, advice, signposting or direct interventions as necessary. As a support worker you will champion service user empowerment, encouraging the services on offer are accessible and relevant.
What you'll need to succeed
To be a successful support worker you must have working knowledge in supported housing and have working experience in complex needs, specifically homelessness. To be a successful support worker you must have strong knowledge in support plans, be able to communicate with different backgrounds and be passionate about helping people. Furthermore, as you are working with vulnerable people you must have a DBS or have the documents to produce a DBS on your behalf.
What you'll get in return
Not only are you offered a competitive hourly rate but you are also offered onsite free parking in the centre of Cheltenham as well as a free DBS and the opportunity to develop your skill set. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, supportive team who will help you develop your existing skills as well learn new ones.
What you need to do now
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