Support Worker – Leicestershire £9.00 – £10.26

Posted 1 year ago

Rate of Pay £9.00 – £10.26

We are currently recruiting for experienced support workers to cover ad hoc work for a Housing association within the Leicestershire area providing support to vulnerable adults young people within 24 hour supported accommodation services. 

We can offer work within the following areas of Leicestershire: Leicester, Oadby and Loughborough, offering shift work on a flexible working basis that suits you. Shifts that we can offer range from Day and night shifts across 7 days a week.

If you are looking for flexible shifts and you have experience of working within a 24 hour supported accommodation service we would like to hear from you.  Email your CV to [email protected] or  [email protected]

As a support worker your duties will include:

  • Supporting clients with practical and emotional support that will support them to  move towards independent living 
  • Advocating on their behalf at appointments and meetings, signposting to specialist support services
  • Providing advice and guidance around welfare and benefit applications, 
  • Working with a range of partners, agency and services including specialist charities, DWP, Council Departments, Housing Associations
  • Managing the safety and security of the residents and buildings
  • Performing Health and Safety checks throughout the service 
  • Responding appropriately to challenging and confrontational behaviour
  • Updating communications logs, ensuring up to date and accurate records of activities and incidents are logged

Essential Skills

  • Previous experience of working in a 24 hour supported accommodation service
  • The ability to manage incidents and undertake lone working
  • An ability to identify Health and Safety issues and action repairs and maintenance of property
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to maintain accurate records

Candidates should have a current, enhanced DBS certificate, If you do not hold a valid DBS Certificate they must be willing to apply for one

We are also looking for candidates who have training or practical experience of  Moving and handling 

An immediate start can be offered subject to employment and DBS checks

 

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