Support Worker - Homelessness

04 Jun 2021
02 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker - Homelessness
Location: Glasgow, G31 1NW
Salary: GBP9.30 per hour + Benefits
Contract: Full time, Permanent
We are Aspire, we are recruiting, and we want you.
We are an employee-owned award-winning social care provider, winning at the highly prestigious Scottish Care National Awards every year in the past decade.
All of our efforts are focussed on helping the people we support to have the most fulfilling and self-directed lives possible.
We help people develop their confidence and skills and to realise their potential.
We are now recruiting for Support Workers in Glasgow to join a growing team within Aspire Outreach Services.
If you are a Support Worker in the Glasgow area seeking a rewarding career within an expanding service that is committed to providing personalised services to the people we support, Aspire want to hear from you!
About the Support Worker role:
Aspire is committed to being part of the prevention and solution to ending homelessness.
We are looking to recruit someone like you to join our dynamic team offering housing and practical and emotional support to individuals with a variety of support needs.
You would be supporting people within their own homes, engaging with the local community, engaging with recovery opportunities, and assisting people to live their best life as independently as possible.
An exciting opportunity awaits you.
In addition to this, as our Support Worker you will:
Undertake a wide variety of tasks including delivering and arranging high quality support, care and daily living and personal development opportunities in both Accommodation & Outreach Services;
Flexibly respond to individual needs and aspirations and assist individuals to have the maximum opportunities to direct the support or care provided to live as independent as possible; and
Provide structured support in response to identified needs as documented in each person's developmental support plan and in a way that equips people with the confidence and skills to live independent and sustainable lives, either through support in Accommodation Services or whilst living at home.
In order to be successful in this role you must have:
* At least 1 years' personal or professional experience in a comparable role with transferable skills is preferred for this post.
* A full driving license.
* Excellent organisational and time management;
* Strong IT skills;
* Good numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills;
* Clear understanding of Health & Social Care Standards;
* Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced homeless accommodation setting;
Desirable qualities, qualifications and experience for this role include:
* Ability to use your personal skills to help individuals develop; SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertaking this qualification; and
* Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered within six months of commencing role.
As one of our members of staff, you will be eligible to receive the following benefits:
* Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong Support & Leadership;
* Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus;
* Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit;
* Employee Health Assured assistance programme;
* Eligible in work travel payments;
* Opportunity to shadow and observe from experienced Support Workers;
* Competitive rates of pay and 5.6 weeks paid holiday; and
* As an Employee Owned organisation eligible employees are owners of Aspire via the Trust
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "APPLY" today.
PVG checks will be required for the successful applicant, as are two references; one being from the most recent employer