Reed Recruitment are currently looking for a Support Worker to work for one of our clients in Wakefield. The unit has up to 80 service users at present which will be split between all of the Support Workers.
Days of work – Monday to Friday
Hours of work – 09:00 – 17:30
Rate of pay - £9.62 plus mileage
Must have a driving licence and access to own vehicle
The role involves assessing new applications to the supported accommodation units provided by the landlord, Parasol Homes. Allerton Care and Support is the support provider and in addition to making the assessments the support worker will also take on a patch of approximately 15 clients who they will have to provide regular low-level support for (2 hours per week per person). They will have to draft support plans and report repairs associated with their properties.
The housing we provide can house up to 16 individuals in a shared environment. We offer high quality support to individuals who have previously identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness, working alongside them and external agencies to work towards realistic goals using support plans. We aim to promote positive changes and assist with tenant movement from shared supported accommodation onto independent living. We offer support with benefits, education, health and employment.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable people, with an understanding of the issues that those at risk of homelessness may face. They will have good written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to providing a quality service, maintaining professional boundaries and a commitment to equal opportunities.
We are looking for someone who can take control of their own work, manage their own diary and report back to management regularly. This person will need to be confident in their ability, focused on end goals and be able to multi-manage several individuals with varied support needs.
The role will include:
-Building relationships with tenants in order to present a clear support plan
-Maintaining communication with other support staff to ensure support plans are up to date and followed through
-Providing daily support to tenants either via telephone or in person
-Managing your diary to ensure you meet all tenant needs and all business needs where possible
-Supporting tenants with benefits claims, housing applications and general health and wellbeing
-Signposting tenants to external support services and working alongside those services to ensure all support needs are addressed
-Travelling between residential properties to meet with tenants
-Documenting interactions with tenants
-Occasional room and welfare checks
-Regular checks of the building including fire checks, health and safety checks
-Working alongside external agencies where necessary to ensure tenants are receiving the best quality of service
If you are interested in the role please contact me by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org