Vacancy Detail

Support Worker

Role:             Support Worker

Based:          Rugby

Rate:            £15ph umb

Start Date:  ASAP

Duration:    Temp (short term, possibility of extension)

Hours:  Full time - Mon - Fri

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 people in the service
  • Providing general practical and emotional support to people in the service 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
  • Keep appropriate records of interventions with people in the service and inform other staff of relevant issues
  • 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
  • Encourage participation from people within the service in the development and operation of the service, facilitating appropriate consultation and participation
  • Provide a non-specialist support service with regards to prompting people within the service (where appropriate), to take prescribed medication on a day to day basis

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience supporting vulnerable people with complex needs including: homelessness, ex-offenders, substance misuse, domestic abuse
  • Knowledge of benefits system and housing provision
  • Experience conducting risk assessments and support plans
  • Experience multi-agency working
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months or on the update service
  • Must drive and have access to a vehicle

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

Location: Rugby | Salary: 15 per hour | Job type: Contract | Posted: 03/07/2024