Relief Senior Support Worker Roles- Wrexham

Contract:
Permanent, Temporary
Category:
Part Time, Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
North Wales
Location:
Wrexham
Salary description:
£19, 372 per annum pro rata
Posted:
25/09/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
Relief Support Worker Roles - Wrexham


Relief Senior Support Worker Roles - Wrexham

Reports To: Project Manager

Term: Relief

Based At: Wrexham

Salary: £19, 372 per annum pro rata

Hours of work: Monday - Sunday (Varied)

Closing Date: 27 Sep 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 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

The Relief Senior Support Worker role will cover aby of the projects in Wrexham:

  • St Johns/Richmond House hostels – 12 hour shifts, day or night, Monday-Sunday
  • Rough Sleeper Intervention Team – 6.30-10.30am Monday-Friday
  • Ty Croeso substance misuse drop-in service – 8.30am-12.30pm Monday-Saturday
  • Young Persons Floating Support – normal working hours, 9-5 Monday-Friday

Purpose of Role

To coordinate and 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 meet the housing management needs of the project ensuring the 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.

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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:
27/09/2018

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