Senior Support Worker - Ex Offenders

4 days left

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£23,382 - £26,572 per annum
24 Oct 2019
21 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Support Worker - Ex Offenders

Are you a highly organised individual with exceptional communication skills? Want to take on a challenging, yet highly rewarding role with a forward-thinking organisation? If so, read on.

The Organisation:

Our client is recruiting on behalf of an independent voluntary managed hostel in Bristol. Working in partnership with the National Probation Service, the hostel provides accommodation for male former offenders taking their first steps back into the community.

They are now looking for a Senior Support Worker to join their team and aid their residents in re-establishing themselves into society. This role is available on a full or part time basis.

The Benefits:

- Salary of £23,382 - £26,572 per annum (pro rata if part time)
- Allowances for shift working
- Develop your career with a well-established charity
- Become a key member of a highly-skilled team
- Significantly increase your skill-set
- Help to provide welcoming, stable and safe accommodation for individuals during a difficult time in their lives

The Role:

As a Senior Support Worker, you will support the smooth running of the hostel using a methodical approach and your skills as a problem solver and resolver. 

This role is suited to you if you are a calm, confident individual who can be assertive in a high-risk environment to benefit the hostel’s residents.

Joining a team of six Senior Support Workers, you will:

- Support, motivate and engage residents in the process of changing their offending behaviour
- Supervise residents in-line with hostel policies and procedures
- Liaise with colleagues to resolve any issues
- Communicate with staff, residents and external authorities

About You:

To be considered, you’ll need:

- The ability to communicate effectively and confidently with different groups, including staff, residents, partnerships and local authorities
- The ability to manage difficult or challenging behaviour with a calm demeanour
- The ability to respond in an assertive and appropriate manner when dealing with stressful and difficult situations
- Strong record-keeping skills
- At a minimum, GCSEs (or equivalent), including English and Maths

Other organisations may call this role Hostel Supervisor, Care Worker, Hostel Worker, Hostel Assistant, Trainee Social Worker or Social Worker.

This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week. Part time hours are also available. 

Webrecruit and our clients are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are looking to make a positive difference as a Senior Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.