Support Worker - Midworth Street

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
£16,816 - £19,088 per annum,
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Worker - Midworth Street
£16,816 - £19,088 per annum, pro rata + enhancements for night working
30 hours per week

This is a Quick Apply Vacancy so the application form will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete

Do you want to join an award-winning, values driven organisation?

Our client is one of the largest locally based housing organizations in the East Midlands. Across the region they manage over 9,000 homes; house more than 15,000 tenants; provide over 1,500 bed spaces for people with support/care needs, in over 250 properties; and provide more than 500,000 hours of care and support each year. They have a part-time vacancy available for a Support Worker for a Mental Health Supported Living Service.

About the service

Midworth Street is a service which provides housing and support for adults, who are over 18 with a Mental Health diagnosis, throughout Mansfield and Ashfield. The service is split across three large town houses each containing 13 individual rooms, with all three houses having shared communal space allowing the service room to provide a safe, and engaging space to support tenants.

The service provides support to enable individuals to develop their skills for independence by supporting tenants to make budgeting claims, access education and develop relationships with services such as housing official and social services.

Do you describe yourself as caring and passionate and dream of helping others?

Then this could be the job for you…

They are looking for person-centered support workers with a “can do” attitude to support people with their day to day lives to achieve greater independence and well being; you will need to be positive thinking, resourceful and resilient.

They believe it’s not about what the work experience you have, but about the person you are. Although previous experience in care is always desirable, they also welcome people who are seeking a new career in care, as plenty of training will be provided. You will be given an in depth induction and help towards obtaining your Care Certificate.

Every day is different!

You will be working closely in a team with 12 other staff to support tenants at the project and be expected to key work tenants and to create and maintain tailored support plans once you are settled in. Support provided will include but not limited to:

Working with tenant’s families, carers and friends to develop and maintain support networks.
Produce, review and update support plans in partnership with tenants/service users and staff.
Support tenant/service user to make choices and decisions about their lives.
Maintain a safe and healthy physical environment for tenants/service users and staff.
Help in finding and applying for accommodation including setting up and maintaining a tenancy 
Help with making benefit claims, budgeting and debt repayment plans 
Dealing with housing officials and private landlords
Developing tenant’s skills for independence (e.g. how to look after your house) 
Assisting in getting out and about in the community 
Encouraging  contact with services such as social services and hospitals 
Support in taking up education, training or employment opportunities

All successful candidates will be required to work on a shift basis over a 24 hour period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep -ins; a 33% bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts. In addition, an allowance of £36.78 is also paid for sleep-ins.

* What’s in it for you?

  • Circa 36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years service
  • Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
  • Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by the company, includes life assurance cover
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
  • Free enhanced DBS check where applicable
  • £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work at the company
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
  • Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
  • Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors

All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy test prior to the interview.

You will need to attach a CV in order to apply for this role.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates.

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