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Senior Support Worker - Bridgend MAC

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Bridgend
Salary description:
£19, 566 per annum
Posted:
15/06/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
732SSW


Senior Support Worker - Bridgend MAC

Reports To: Projects Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Bridgend

Salary: £19, 566 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9-5, flexibility required

Closing Date: 19 June 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 a residential project housing 5 young people aged 16 to 21 from across Bridgend Borough. It is staffed on a 24 hour basis. The service is a Multi Agency Complex Needs project (MAC) and the client group have a variety of needs, which can be challenging, including offending behaviour history, mental health issues and substance misuse. The aim is to provide residential support with the aim of meeting individuals needs and to 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 Frameworks four main aims are:

  • Promoting Personal and community Safety
  • Promoting Independence and Control
  • Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control
  • Promoting Health and Well Being

Purpose of Role

To provide residential support that enables and empowers service users to address housing and personal difficulties and improve their ability to maintain their future or current accommodation.

To encourage Service Users to participate in programmes and activities that will reduce their risk of reoffending and substance misuse.

To encourage and support Service Users to engage with external agencies as appropriate including Probation and Mental Health services.

The support will not create or increase dependence. It will be a “do with” rather than a “do for” approach and will initially involve accompanying Service Users to appointments in order to familiarise them with an activity or appointment. Support will enable them to improve their control, understanding and involvement in dealing with the issues that affect them and assist them in achieving their preferred outcomes.

In addition to assist in housing management in the project ensuring delivery of a safe, secure and effective service.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of current Homelessness Law, the Criminal Justice System, DWP Benefits, and the current legal framework within which you are expected to work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how complex needs, such as substance misuse or mental health, can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the housing management functions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for professional boundaries.

Experience

  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a personal perspective).
  • Experience of completing needs and risks assessments.
  • Experience of planning and delivering support.
  • Experience of monitoring and recording systems.
  • Experience of working with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of effectively dealing with challenging situations whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of professionally and effectively representing the wishes and best interests of Service Users and the organisation whilst building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies.
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Experience of organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.

Other

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

Interview date: 26th June 2018

Induction details: New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

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:
20/06/2018

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