Complex Needs Project Worker (Newport)

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Newport & Torfaen
Salary description:
£22, 272 Per Annum
Posted:
12/10/2017
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Solas
Job Ref:
REQ01052

Complex Needs Project Worker (Newport)
Reference: 01052
Closing Date: 26th October 12:00pm
Salary: £22,272 pa
Group Member: Solas Cymru
Newport Schemes
37 hours per week – rotas cover 7 days per week on a 6 week rolling rota and include “sleep in’s”

The schemes are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

About Solas

Solas provides a wide range of high quality accommodation based services for young people 16+, adults aged 18+, families across South Wales and substance misuse treatment services. We provide accommodation and Individual support packages to our customers and access can access a range of volunteering, education, employment and training opportunities. Our aim is to move people on to independence. We provide access to permanent settled accommodation and a programme of activities and training opportunities to support people to develop the skills they need to successfully move on with their lives.

The Scheme

Clarence Place: A supported housing scheme for adults (over 18) who have complex needs (dual diagnosis) including mental health issues, substance misuse & criminal offending history. The scheme houses 26 and is currently in transition to becoming a psychologically informed environment.

The responsibilities of a Complex Needs Project Worker include:

  • Staff deliver a wrap-around service that prepares service users to live independently
  • Keep up to date with government and sector policy and strategy in relation to supporting people with complex needs
  • To work in partnership with our partners and our recovery lead to support people towards recovery.
  • Provide a continuous and consistent approach to support for vulnerable adults, helping them make the transition into independent living and advising them on re-housing options.
  • Provide support with budgeting and money management, including welfare benefits.
  • Provide support in a practical way, with regards to education, training and employment and day to day living.
  • Liaise with Social Services, the Benefit Agency, Housing Department, Resettlement Worker, Health and Safety and other agencies, on matters affecting prospective and current clients.
  • Provide workshops and “Agored” qualifications.

Who we are looking for (for more detail see Role Profile):

  • You will have experience of working face-to-face with vulnerable groups in a complex needs setting (including adults with alcohol/substance misuse and mental health issues)
  • Experience of key-working and outcomes monitoring
  • Knowledge of the issues facing homeless people
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure, as well as part of a team
  • This role requires flexibility along with enthusiastic, self-motivated and creative individuals
  • You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to produce individual support plans and other written reports and monitoring information as required.
  • Knowledge of financial procedures and budgeting controls and knowledge of the benefits system

What’s in it for you?

At Solas we look to reward our talent with a comprehensive package. Along with a competitive salary, we have flexible working, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), excellent pension options, retail discounts and company loans to name a few. Additionally we invest heavily in our employee support, training and development, so you will always have the tools and knowledge you’ll need to do your job.

The role will develop your communication and coaching skills, as well as your knowledge and networks within the industry and society as a whole. This truly is an exciting opportunity for you to develop both your career and personally.

For this role you will require an Enhanced DBS check, which we pay for

Closing date for applications: Midday, 26 October 2017

Company Description

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.

Closing Date:
26/10/2017

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