Support Worker - Shared Housing

Job Title:                    Support Worker; Shared Housing Project

Reports to:                 Project Coordinator

Location:                    Swansea

 Hours:                        35 hours a week

Salary:                        £17,500 per annum

The project supports service users in the community to become independent and sustain their accommodation in the future by providing accommodation with support for up to a two year period. The project additionally supports people to make more positive lifestyle choices, reduce risky behaviors and address barriers that are holding them back. The project consists of four shared houses within the locality of Swansea, in which there are four/five residents in each. The project offers support and accommodation to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A package of support is tailored to the need of the individual, in conjunction with commissioning requirements. Staff and clients will then work together to apply for independent accommodation via the local move on strategy.

The post includes being responsible for all aspects of managing a tenancy support caseload such as; completing and developing risk assessments, ensuring an outcomes focus, recording progress and next steps, monitoring and measuring client success. This will all be undertaken with a client centred and solution focused approach which places the client at the centre of the service and enables them to sustain accommodation and move on with their life in a positive way. There is a particular emphasis on developing community links with agencies and services that can be accessed and sustained in the longer term once support ceases and this will be an ongoing requirement of the role.

Closing Date: 28th July 2017

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Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Support Worker - Connect Project

Job Title:                  Support Worker

Location:                  Connect Project, Swansea

 Hours:                       21 Hours per week.

Salary:                       £16,500 (pro rata)  

The Connect Project is a client- led community resource centre dedicated to working with adults living with or recovering from mental health difficulties

Our aim is to provide a social framework that can enable adults living with mental health issues and other vulnerable people, to live as fulfilled lives as possible. We work to combat the personal and social consequences of mental illness, to promote innovative, client-led approaches to recovery, and to facilitate mental well-being through therapeutic activity.

Our key objectives are:

  • to combat social isolation through supporting people to reintegrate into the mainstream community;
  • to empower Connect clients to work towards greater independence and control over their own lives;
  • to assist clients to make informed choices.

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team providing support and opportunities to a range of vulnerable adults with mental health and learning disabilities. Our aim is to support clients to achieve an increased quality of life, independence and community involvement. This work you do could include

·         Maintaining emotional and physical health

·         Advocacy and Signposting

·         Crisis Management

·         Budgeting and Benefit advice

·         Delivering workshops

Closing Date 26th July 2017

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Support Worker - Mental Health Services

Post: Support Worker – Mental Health Services

Location:  The Willow Project - Swansea

Working Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £16,500 per annum

Caer Las is currently recruiting for a full-time support worker to work in our CSSIW Domiciliary Care scheme in Swansea. The project supports 7 tenants with mental health issues to move to independent living within the community. The role of the Support Worker is to encourage and support Service Users to develop the skills and confidence they need to be able to live as independently as possible, doing ‘with’ and not ‘for’.

The project operates on a 24/7 basis and, as a result, the post is shift based and involves working anti-social hours, including nights and weekends.

We are an agency led by the needs of those we are constituted to serve, maintaining a positive, future focus, led by our ethos and values, listed below:

·         Empowerment - We believe that everyone has the strength to help themselves.

·         Respect - We treat people with dignity and without judgement.

·         Fairness - We are committed to equity in everything we do.

·         Commitment - We are driven by the challenge of always putting our clients at the centre of everything we do.

It is very important to consider the extent to which you are prepared to sign up to these values, because they are at the heart of what we believe, how we work, our culture, and most importantly how we view clients of our services.

Please note: those who have applied for this post within the last 6 months will not be considered in this instance.

Closing Date: 12pm, 26 July2017

Anticipated Interview Date: 8th August 2017

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Equal opportunities form

Nightworker - Paxton Street Hostel

Job Title:                   Night Work Support Assistant        

Reports to:                 Hostel Manager

Location:                    Paxton St Hostel

 Hours:                        18 hours a week

Salary:                        £15,000 pro rata per annum

The Paxton Street hostel provides short-to-medium term licenced accommodation for vulnerable, single homeless people age 18 and over in the Swansea area.  We support people to meet their goals so that they can access appropriate accommodation in the community. 

As a night work Support Worker Assistant, you will be one of two people present at the project in the nights.  This role will include providing a range of helpful activities related to the day-to day running of the project, such as maintaining a safe and peaceful environment through the nights, updating client records, completing tasks assigned by Support Workers and/or Line Managers, and ensuring that night cleaning duties are carried out.  The second staff member will be on-hand as on “on-site on-call” member of staff.  They will be in the sleepover room should you require assistance in handling emergent events through the night. This part time role is part of a three-week rota wherein you would work three nights followed by 9 nights off, with the possibility of picking up extra shifts depending on need and availability.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to working as part of a diverse and resilient team dedicated to alleviating the pressures of social exclusion for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.   The work we do to promote lasting, positive change is underpinned by a comprehensive staff training programme as well as a sincere desire to help make a real difference in people’s lives.

Closing Date: 25th July 2017

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Job Description

Letter to Candidate

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Support Worker - Paxton Street Hostel

Job Title: Support Worker

Reports to: Hostel Manager

Location: Paxton St Hostel

Hours: 27 hours a week

Salary: £16,500 pro rata, plus payments for sleep-ins as part of the rota

Paxton Street Hostel

The Paxton Street hostel provides short-to-medium term licenced accommodation for vulnerable, single homeless people age 18 and over in the Swansea area. We support people to meet their goals so that they can access appropriate accommodation in the community.

As a Support Worker, you will partner closely with clients and colleagues in what is a rewarding and challenging environment to provide a range of helpful activities including regular support reviews, working closely with specialist organisations, food preparation, and other activities related to the day-to-day running of the project. The hostel operates a shift rota which includes evening and sleepover work and weekends.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to working as part of a dynamic, resilient team dedicated to alleviating the pressures of social exclusion for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The work we do to promote lasting, positive change is underpinned by a comprehensive staff training programme as well as a sincere desire to help make a real difference in people’s lives.

Closing Date: 25th July 2017

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Job Description & Person Specification

Letter to Candidate

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form