Floating Support Worker
Peabody has an exciting opportunity for a Floating Support Worker to join the team based in London. You will be there on a full time, fixed term basis, and you will receive a competitive salary of £21,250 per annum.
Greenwich Young People Floating Support Service offers visiting support to young people aged between 16 and 25 in the borough of Greenwich. The service provides support to people in their own accommodation, whether this is privately rented, shared, supported housing or living with family or friends.
Key Responsibilities of our Floating Support Worker:
- Provide individualised support to young people with a variety of support needs so that they are best able to benefit from the service being offered and are able to manage their lives more effectively and achieve personal goals
- Use individual Support Plans that clearly identify customers’ desired outcomes, to support each customer with the goal of addressing their substance misuse, mental health needs, independent living skills, improving their quality of life and promoting greater independence and confidence
- Continuously review and develop personal working practices to ensure the best possible service is provided to clients
- Maintain and build on the network of relationships with other agencies on which service delivery and development of customer services depends
- Motivate customers to sustain their tenancies successfully and develop independent living skills
- Facilitate customers access to, and support their engagement in, meaningful occupation activities that enhance their sense of self-worth, maximise their potential and develop their independence?
- Develop meaningful opportunities for customers to contribute to and participate in the development of the services that they use
Skills and experience require of our Floating Support Worker:
- Experience of providing support to individuals who are vulnerable leaving care or young homeless
- Experience of supporting vulnerable people to live independent lives in the community
- Previous experience of working within floating support services and managing caseloads across a wide geographical area
- A sound working knowledge of a variety of support interventions and techniques
- A good understanding of Supporting People and Quality Assessment Framework requirements
- Good knowledge of the diverse range of support needs of the customer group
- Good knowledge of welfare benefits and a practical understanding of tenancy law
- Knowledge of external statutory and community support organisations
- Knowledge of Risk Assessment processes(Desirable)
- A sound understanding of Professional Boundaries (Desirable)
- A good understanding of equal opportunities and diversity and how these relate to the support of vulnerable people
- Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures
If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Floating Support Worker please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear form you!
Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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