Support Worker, Sir Julian Hodge

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
£16, 832 per annum
Posted:
14/11/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
833SW


Support Worker - Sir Julian Hodg

Reports To: Project Manager & Assistant Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Cardiff, Sir Julian Hodge Hostel

Salary: £16, 832 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 per week (4 on and 4 off, 12.5 hour shifts) mixture of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The project is located in Cardiff and works with homeless and vulnerably housed individuals. The service provides residential support with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on. The project is funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

  • Promoting Personal and Community Safety
  • Promoting Independence and Control
  • Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To provide residential support that enables and empowers Service Users to address housing and/or personal difficulties, build their skills and confidence, and ultimately improve their ability to maintain their future accommodation. The support will not create or increase dependence. It will ‘do with’ rather than ‘do for’, so it’s likely that support will involve accompanying Service Users initially, in order to familiarise them with an activity or appointment. Support will help people improve their control, understanding and involvement in dealing with the issues that affect them, and assist Service Users to achieve their preferred outcomes. In addition, to assist with the housing management needs of the project ensuring the delivery of a safe, secure and effective service. Also to provide a proactive night time presence within the project to promote quiet and peaceful occupation of its residents/visitors. To respond to disturbances, emergencies and other housing management functions according to procedure and provide ad-hoc support to residents in response to demand. To assist with the organisations lone working and arrangement of out of hours resources.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of Homelessness Law, the Criminal Justice System and DWP Benefits.
  • Basic Knowledge of substance misuse and its effects on people, their families and their communities.
  • Basic Knowledge of how complex needs including mental health can affect individuals and their vulnerability.

Experience

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a personal perspective).
  • Experience of delivering support is desirable.
  • Experience of recording your work in paper or digital systems is desirable.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle is desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date - 12th December 2018

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
28/11/2018

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