Housing Support Worker -Torbay

I am currently recruiting for a Housing Support Worker based in Torbay.

This is based at a Supported Parenting Service and is a 3 month contract working 37.5 hours a week.

This will consist of working Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm but once a week working 10:00am to 6:00pm.

You will be based at a supported housing service offering accommodation for 12 young parent families in self-contained furnished flats.

We also provide pre tenancy outreach support and resettlement support to young parents up to a maximum of 4 weeks following Move On from the service.

Some Lone working will be required.

You will be working as part of a small but highly motivated team.

You will also work as part of a multi-agency team around the family, in partnership with Childrens Services, Safeguarding, Maternity and Health Visiting Services, Mental Health Services, Substance Misuse Services and other key stakeholders.

As a Support Worker you will work with young parents who have a variety of support needs including managing their tenancy.

You will work closely with the clients on your caseload developing trust and rapport and helping them to identify what their priorities are.

You will help them to develop their support plan focusing on their individual needs and goals.

You will be required to use a Case management System for keeping records, support plans and assessments.

You will be required to be involved in our tenant participation programme offering involvement opportunities to clients and facilitating at times activities and events that we may hold.

You will also be expected to accompany clients to other activities as required.

Key Duties will include ;

, Work in partnership with clients to provide the best possible service
, Assist clients to develop an individual support & safety plan by identifying goals and assessing barriers to reaching goals
, Advise on tenancy issues, welfare benefits, financial and budgeting matters
, Address practical and emotional needs - from helping clients to find employment, training or educational opportunities, to enabling them to grow in social confidence
, Foster hope and create the conditions in which people can be enabled to live independently and be empowered.

Support people to recover meaning, purpose, choice and control in their lives.
, Ensure the safety of clients, staff and the wider community.
, Develop close links with the local community, promoting a greater understanding of people with support needs whilst promoting equality, diversity, accessibility and inclusion.

Challenge discrimination and stigma and work to the social model of disability.
, Deliver individual and groups support sessions with clients
, Plan, monitor, evaluate and report on work with clients
, Promote our services to interested parties

If interested please call Sam at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or email your CV to samantha.park@servicecare.org.uk

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