Support Worker

7 days left

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£17,316 per annum
Posted
27 Jun 2019
Closes
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Support Worker

£17,316 per annum

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Based in Birmingham

Ref: 872

Swanswell support workers are responsible for offering practical support to service users, so that they can change their lives and be happy. We are looking for 9 Support Workers for Swanswell. The role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to connect with people. You’ll work with service users in the community and their own homes, supporting them to develop skills and work towards independent, fulfilling and enjoyable lives. You will deliver high quality, person-centred housing support.

Support workers manage a caseload of people, which may include children, young people and adults, helping them to learn and develop skills that will help them to make sustainable changes to their lifestyle. This may include supporting them to:

  • prevent homelessness by finding and/or maintaining accommodation
  • live within supported accommodation
  • live safely and independently in their own home
  • access primary health care services
  • improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing
  • maximise their income
  • budget money and pay bills

Support workers supporting our service users with HIV or TB will be required to ensure access, maintenance and adherence to medical treatment for people identified as being at elevated risk of not doing so. Our enablement focus aims to help people to self-manage and fully engage with NHS treatment options and other services available to maintain health and wellbeing.

You’ll need to have good writing and computing skills, and be able to work confidently with all Microsoft programs. You’ll also need to be very organised, and have the ability to work to deadlines.   

This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 31 July 2019.

Interview date: applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and interviews are taking place on a rolling basis.

Please visit website to view this and other current available opportunities

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.