Salary: £17,939 progressing to £19,932
Permanent – 37 hours per week
Housingrecruit.com is advertising for a Support Worker on behalf of our client, a leading social housing provider based in Southampton
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to empower people every day to develop their skills and move towards independence? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you.
You will be working as part of a team to provide community support to homeless clients. You will love helping others and enjoy supporting individuals to achieve their goals and to become more independent. Your positive attitude towards your work and others will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.
Day in the life of a Support Worker:
You will have your own caseload of clients to manage and will work with them on a one to one basis. You will identify their needs by listening to them and put together a support plan which is equally achievable and realistic for them.
You will encourage their involvement in personal progression in the form of education, training, employment activity or volunteering.
You will help them improve their practical skills in areas such as budgeting, shopping, cooking and housework.
You will work with external partners (such as colleges) to maximise the opportunities available to clients so that they can resettle in the community.
You will help clients to access the benefits they are entitled to claim
About the organisation
Our client is a homeless housing association, offering supported accommodation in Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex for those who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support. They will provide you with a full and enjoyable training plan from the beginning of your journey with us. They are committed to ensuring that you have the tools and the knowledge necessary to do your job effectively.
Giving Clients Choice & Control, Being Open and Honest and Equality & Diversity
Previous experience in this type of work is not essential but you will have a real passion for wanting to work with homeless people. Your values will match our client’s, you will be committed to helping others and enjoy the real job satisfaction that this brings.
Closing Date: 27th May 2018
How to apply:
For more information about the role or to complete the application process please click the apply button to go to the recruiter’s website.