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Floating Support Worker

Location: SOUTHWARK, LONDON Salary: 18559.00 - 18559.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Care Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 2
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3140871
My client is a leading provider of integrated housing services, care and support and community regeneration. Managing over 38,000 affordable homes for rent and sale to those with greatest need, along with a range of care and support services.

Southwark, London
Fixed Term Contract to 31.3.18 (There may be an opportunity the role will become permanent)
Full time 37.5 Hrs –Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm however you will need to be flexible in your working to meet customers` needs on occasion.

About the job:
We are currently recruiting for a Floating Support Worker to support vulnerable adults in the community. This service provides short term support to customers to enable them to remain independent and self-managing in their own homes. The focus is on preventing or reducing the need for involvement by statutory services.

You will be required to work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, dignity, privacy and well-being. It is essential that you have the ability to travel independently.

Main accountabilities:
• Work with customers to develop, review and update outcome based support plans and risk assessments in line with policy.
• Deliver support in line with care and support plans and risk assessments.
• Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
• Provide support and practical assistance to customers around benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services, including some housing management.
• Provide social and emotional support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
• Promote self-advocacy and act as the customers’ advocate where appropriate.
• Be aware of customers’ wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
• Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.

About you:
• Experience of working with vulnerable people and supporting their independence
• Ability to work flexibly to meet customer and service requirements across a geographical area
• Ability to manage a large case load
• Ability to work using own initiative
• Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care related subject area or equivalent
• Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation

Excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. Offering employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. There is an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Any successful applicant will need to be subject to a background enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.

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