Vacancy Detail

Support Worker

Role:               Support Worker

Based:            Coventry

Rate:               £13 per hour umbrella

Start Date:      ASAP 

Duration:        Temporary to Permanent

Hours:             37.5

Our client, a well-respected charity, provides support to improve the lives of people using their services by delivering a high quality and responsive support worker service to ensure a safe sound and supportive environment in conjunction with support workers and the service manager

Synopsis of duties: 

  • Work with people offering supported opportunities for them to improve their quality of life, develop their skills and make decisions about their future
  • Act as individual ‘Keyworker’ to a group of identified people in the service, taking lead responsibility (and acting as lead contact with other services) for the coordination and delivery of their support
  • Provided general practical and emotional support to people in order to promote their independence and recovery
  • Liaise with referral teams/agencies regarding vacancies and referrals
  • Participate in the team’s provision of individual support and needs assessment, including risk assessment, advice, emotional support and practical assistance
  • Participate in assessing and reviewing future housing and support needs, and in identifying and coordinating internal and external services and referrals in response to these
  • Facilitate regular consultation and action to enable people within the service to make decisions concerning their resettlement options with a view to independent living.
  • Assist in arranging appointments with the relevant professionals e.g. Social Workers, Probation Officers and Medical Staff, where appropriate 
  • Provide advice and assistance to people within the service on personal budgeting, debt management and claims for welfare benefits. 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Proven track record of supporting vulnerable young people and/ or adults either within an accommodation or community-based service. Preferred experience of working with addictions, substance misuse, homelessness or mental health 
  • Strong safeguarding and risk assessments skills and experience 
  • Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months and/ or registered on the DBS Update Service 
  • Proven track record of successfully carrying and managing your own caseload 

Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency. 

Location: Coventry | Salary: 13 per hour | Job type: Contract | Posted: 08/12/2022