Assistant Support Worker

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
12 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Assistant Floating Support Worker needed for national housing charity in Bristol. £9+ p/hr. 3 month contract

Your new company
A national housing and support charity are looking for an Assistant Support Worker to join their growing Floating Support team. They support people who are homeless or who have become homeless during the pandemic.

Your new role
You will be supporting the Support Worker's caseload and working with clients who are rough sleeping or staying in emergency accommodation such as hostels, hotels and B&Bs.

You will work to prepare them to move on from emergency accommodation to more independent living or lower support supported housing

Many of these clients will have multiple, complex needs so you will need to have an understanding of the issues that stem from homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and other additional needs. You will help to manage support plans and risk assessments, look at housing options, how to sustain a tenancy, signpost to other agencies and provide support for well-being.

This role will be some working from home and the rest will be community visits. You do not need to be able to drive as the charity will cover the cost of your bus pass.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need to have some experience in a similar, high support environment so that you can hit the ground running. You will need to be empathetic, patient and be able to build good relationships with vulnerable people. You will need to have some knowledge of housing options, benefits and welfare, housing options, mental health and substance misuse so that you can support a caseload.

What you'll get in return
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills as a Support Worker in a supportive and well-established company. This is a 3 month temporary contract for now but there may be a possibility of extension. A DBS on the update service is highly advantageous so that you can start asap

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