Relief Support Worker

Location
St Austell
Salary
£10.22 per hour
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
20 Nov 2018
Ref
00324407
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Relief Support Worker 

Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth? 

The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have vacancies for Relief Support Workers 

Position: Relief Support Worker 
Location: St Austell, Cornwall (Commutable from Fowey, Bodmin, Newquay, Truro, Padstow and surrounding areas) 
Contract type: Permanent 
Hours: Various including waking night (Zero Hours Contracts) 
Salary: £10.22 per hour 
Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements. 

Closing date: 20/11/2018 
Interview dates: 26/11/2018 

About the role: 

As a Support Worker for SAHA you will effectively support the management of an assigned caseload contingent on needs, strengths, abilities and preferences of the service user served. 

You will provide effective support for service users involved in the service. You will possess clear understanding of the service delivery and resources available for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, ensuring that all service users and their children are given the security and support to maximise their independence, dignity and choice in accordance with the aims of the project. 

Essential Skills / Experience: 

- Excellent assessment skills 
- Good interpersonal skills 
- Excellent communication and advocacy skills 
- Problem solving skills and ability to demonstrate flexible working to overcome barriers 
- Able to analyse and produce reports for presentation in a variety of formats 
- A non-judgemental approach to working with homeless people 
- Willingness to work outside of normal hours 

Desirable Skills / Experience: 

- Housing association legislation 
- Knowledge of community and volunteer resources 
- Knowledge of supporting people legislation 
- Experience of working in the Integrated Offender management Arena 

A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles. 

As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Relief Support Worker, Relief Worker, Support Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Not for Profit, Social Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Link Work, Mental Health Work, Recovery Work, Housing Association, Supported Housing, etc.

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