Support Worker - Level 2

Recruiter
Home Group Ltd
Location
Exeter
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Support Worker Waking Night

Exeter

Permanent, Part Time 33 hours per week
Salary starts at £16,523 to £17,000 per annum pro rata rising to £18,500 pro rata through performance.

Whose life have you changed today?

Home Group's Care and Support services change and save thousands of vulnerable people's lives every single day. Within our inspirational Care and Support team, each individual colleague truly makes a real difference, working together to support our customers to make aspirational and life-long changes. Join us and see what an amazing difference you can make at work every single day!

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring Support Worker like you (known internally by us as Support Worker – Level 2) to join our service.

Oakfields is a 24 hour, double cover, 19 bed, part catered residential service for ex-offenders. We are looking to recruit a Waking Night Support Worker who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding ex-offenders, working closely with the support Coordinators to assist customers to gain the skills and confidence to sustain future accommodation and gain access to employment and training opportunities.

An experienced Support Worker or Assistant Project Worker, you’ll help change lives for the better by assisting in delivering identified tasks based upon customers’ individual needs and aspirations, as identified within their personal support plans. You’ll liaise with external agencies and work closely with our Senior Support Workers too in assessing and engaging support for our clients. Together you will really make a difference, empowering our clients to develop the independent living skills they need to successfully move on with a positive future.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a supportive team. Collectively you will support customers to achieve their goals and aspirations but you should be confident working alone and using your own initiative. You will receive full training and induction along with on-going support to develop in your role and career.

A bit about you

We want someone like you, with the passion and motivation for helping vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. To flourish in the role, you’ll have a practical understanding of safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality and support plans. You’ll be great at managing your own time, working on your own initiative, have strong communication skills and be able to positively influence people from all different backgrounds. It’s important to us that you have the compassion and empathy to work with vulnerable people in a housing related social care setting and we do need you to also have good IT skills too.

We’ll be impressed if you have knowledge of this sector, our customer group and experience of working with hard to reach clients, but don’t worry as we’ll also develop your skills in this too.

It’s really important to us that you have time to what you are really care about; changing clients lives for the better. 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.

The role is working 33 hours per week, working on a 4 days on 4 days off rota (21.30 – 07.30).

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

A bit about us

We’re Home Group one of the UK’s biggest providers of high quality housing and care and support services. We’re also one of the largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.

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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