Floating Support Worker
Based in Caerphilly, 37 hours per week
Salary: £15,600 pa
We provide high quality housing related support and substance misuse treatment services for vulnerable people 16+, adults and families across South Wales to prevent homelessness and improve people's lives. Through our volunteering, education, employment and training opportunities we aim to raise aspirations and support people to lead independent and positive lives. Service users are at the heart of everything we do and we work a co-production model involving people in all aspects of the business.
What will I do?
Provide Housing/Tenancy Support to enable vulnerable people to sustain their tenancies, change negative behaviour, maintain their health and wellbeing make appropriate choices and become more independent.
As well as encourage the clients to deal with issues that may threaten their tenancy, especially with matters regarding behaviour, substance misuse, health and wellbeing, budgeting skills, benefits and household management.
Liaise with Local Authority Departments, Social Services, Health Services, Community Services and other agencies/service providers.
What skills and experience do I need?
You will have a proven track record of working with vulnerable people and have an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable people making the transition to independent living. Experience of delivering Housing Support is essential, with also a necessary experience of having worked in partnership with other professionals, agencies and service providers.
You'll require a full driving licence with use of a car for work purposes and car insurance which includes business use.
For this post, you'll require an Enhanced DBS check, for which we'll pay.
What's in it for me?
You will be joining a progressive business with ambitious plans for the future, but with the employee and people we support at the forefront of everything we do. You'll have the support of Solas and the opportunity to undertake further training and development.
What are my benefits?
* Competitive salary
* Career average pension
* Generous holidays
* Occupational sick pay (subject to completion of satisfactory probation period)
For this role you will require an Enhanced DBS check, which we pay for.
Apply today! If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for then click 'Apply'. Download our Application Form from our vacancy page, following the submission guidelines.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday, 8 December 2016
We are Solas, we provide a broad range of services for people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide accommodation, support, advice, education, training and employment. At Solas we believe in the people we support, we work to provide as many opportunities as possible to access permanent settled accommodation, participate in meaningful activity, undertake new experiences and to develop their skills through creative learning and personal development.
We apply a solutions focussed approach to our work and believe every person has strengths and qualities that we can support them to build on. We encourage people to have aspirations and work towards their personal goals.