Lead Support Worker

Home Group Ltd
£15,000 - £19,999
03 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Lead Support Worker
4 Permanent Roles
2 Full Time (37.5 hpw) and 2 Part Time (18.75 and 28 hpw)
Salary starts at £17,000 to £18,500 per annum (pro rata) rising to £23, 000 per annum (pro rata) through performance

It’s a passion, not just a job

Our great people help make us the best and through their true passion, commitment and enthusiasm, deliver aspirational support to our clients every day.

We are looking for an energised and passionate Project Worker like you (known internally by us as a Support Co-ordinator – Level 3) to join our service which provides support to customers within the Breckland District Council and West Norfolk. Our new service is focused on reducing homeless by supporting customers who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
We are focused on engaging with people who may find it difficult to interact with other services as a result of their support needs which may include mental health, substance dependency or physical health conditions.
You'll work proactively and creatively to identify customers who would benefit from the service, deliver a street outreach service where needed, set up and deliver group and drop-in activities with customers and to develop excellent relationships with the local councils, housing providers, social care, health, information advice and guidance services and local community resources.
Our support model is focused on colleagues having a lower caseload but delivering an intensive service to make a real change with positive outcomes for some of our most vulnerable customers.

As Lead Support Worker you will manage a caseload of clients, working closely with external agencies to deliver person centred support. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our clients lead their own support every step of the way. Together you will really make a difference, empowering our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations as outlined in their support plans and develop the independent living skills they need to successfully move on with a positive future.

You will help shape our services, undertake risk assessments, support planning, goal setting and regular reviews. You’ll also guide and allocate tasks to our Support Workers too. It’s really important to us that you have time to what you are really passionate about; making a real difference to our clients lives. So to free up your time, you’ll be given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don’t have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go. You’ll also be paid between clients visit and for your mileage too.

A bit about us

We are one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services. Through Stonham our Care and Support services, we make a real different to the lives of 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year. Join us and be part of an organisation that is passionate in making a real difference to thousands of people lives every single day.

A bit about you

We want people like you, who strongly believe that providing support is more than just a job and can make every client feel valued. To flourish in the role, you will be a like-minded dedicated person who can demonstrate compassion, empathy and creativity in your approach and use your unique skills in enabling clients to reach their full potential. With previous experience of working with vulnerable people in a support or care environment, you will have a great understanding of professional boundaries, safeguarding, risk assessment, confidentiality and be experienced in case management. It’s also important that you can work in holistic way building partnerships with external agencies and that you have strong IT skills too.

The core delivery for this service will be Monday - Friday however evening and weekend work will be needed in order to ensure that we are available for our customers when needed. We need you to have a driving licence, car and car insurance business cover as travelling will be required although we envisage the majority of our customers will be based in market towns in the borough.

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

You’ll be impressed with our fantastic rewards and benefits package. Click here and find out more…

Want to apply?

Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include a covering letter with your CV as otherwise we won’t be able to review your application. We really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day. To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the careers section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current vacancies page by clicking here.

You can also view the full job description for the role by visiting our vacancies page or if you are already on our site by clicking here.

Make yourself at Home

We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination. We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a special and great place to live and to work.
Home Group’s values: Caring | commercial | accountable | energised
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