Relief Project Worker

£15,000 - £19,999
31 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Brennan & Halton Lodge provides housing-related support for adults (including young adults aged 16 and 17) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Across the 2 services we can accommodate up to 105 people; Creative Support offers targeted support for people with a range of support needs including mental health related issues, learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions, people with substance misuse issues and people with a history of offending. The service provides short-term, focused support which aims to support residents to find sustainable, long-term accommodation in the local community.

The relief position gives you the opportunity to work alongside, and as an integral part of, our structured and hardworking team across Halton Homelessness services. This will enable you to develop a diverse range of experiences and knowledge, whilst maintaining flexible working patterns to suit your circumstances. You will work closely with our local managers to book shifts in advance, planned around your availability, as well as being offered shifts on an ad-hoc basis.

Halton & Brennan Lodge are both 24 hour services, therefore we wish to recruit relief staff members who are also willing to work waking night shifts from 10pm - 8am, as well as daytime & evening shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.

You will provide a highly responsive Supported Accommodation service at Brennan & Halton Lodge by assisting hard to house / homeless people with complex problems to overcome their issues and develop the life skills to enable them to move on and sustain independent living. You will provide a safe and secure environment to enable people with a chaotic lifestyle, educational or health issues to stabilise their lives.

You will support tenants to achieve outcomes across key life areas including:
  • Independent living skills
  • Community links and social inclusion
  • Meaningful occupation and pathways to employment
  • Social skills and self-management
  • Quality of life and aspirations
  • Health and well being
  • Financial management and economic well being
  • Reduction in offending behaviours
  • Management of alcohol and substance misuse issues
  • Keeping safe