Days Support Worker

Recruiter
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership
Location
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
13 Jan 2019
Closes
16 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join them on a permanent basis

This role is a full time role paying £18,500

The working hours will be 8-4/9-5/11-7 with 1 in 4 weekends within the rota

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• To make regular contact with clients you are designated to key work to:

• Provide support for all clients, increasing their confidence and motivation to engage with services.

• Help meet identified and/or perceived needs of clients

• Assist the acquisition of independent living skills.

• Identify tenants who are finding it difficult to secure or sustain vocational training or employment opportunities and offer support and encouragement for them to fulfil their potential – to include CV preparation, job search and career counselling.

• To actively encourage and promote clients' participation in social and leisure activities and, where appropriate, be responsible for arrangements.

• To develop and lead appropriate activities

• Further the development of resident involvement in shaping service delivery.

• Perform daily Safety and Wellness checks.

• To work closely with other agency partners from the Voluntary and Statutory sector in providing support to residents.

• To motivate and work creatively with clients not engaging with support.

• To contribute as and when required to the support of clients across all housing and support sites

• Promote and encourage attendance at skills development and empowering programmes.

• To maintain Health & Safety compliance across all sites.

• To supervise and contractors/visitors when required.

• To ensure compliance with Safeguarding policy, including recognising and acting on any safeguarding concerns and escalating in the appropriate manner.

• To contribute towards the future development of the Housing services.

• To assist in providing cover and support to clients for Housing Support colleagues when absent.

• To be a member of the professional staff team and attend staff when required.

• To be part of the "on-call" duty Rota system.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

• Experience of working with vulnerable people

• Experience of working in a ‘supportive' environment.

SKILLS REQUIRED

• Good communication skills, both verbal and written

• Administrative and IT literate with working knowledge of Word and Excel

• Budget management skills

• Positive outlook and ability to motivate clients

• Ability to work effectively with limited supervision

• Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated

• Ability to work as part of a team

• High level of attention to accuracy and detail

• Good organisational and planning skills

• Flexibility in working arrangements

If you are interested in this role, please apply online or call Jessica on