Senior Support Worker, Sir Julian Hodge Hostel

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
£19, 872 per annum
Posted:
18/06/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
962SSW


Senior Support Worker - Sir Julian Hodge Hostel

Reports To: Assistant Manager & Projects Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Cardiff, SJH

Salary: £19, 872 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, on a rolling basis of 4 on 4 off 12.5 hour shifts. Mixture of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Closing Date: 24 Jul 2019 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. All post-holders within the organisation are required to work within The Wallich's values, policies, procedures and working practices, in support of the overall achievement of its mission and current business plan. This includes attendance at identified training courses and exhibiting behaviours which demonstrate respect for colleagues, clients and all other stakeholders, and which positively supports the reputation and work of the organisation.

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 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 and DWP Benefits.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current welfare changes and the potential implications to housing related support and vulnerable people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and its effects on people, their families and their communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how complex needs including mental health can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current legal frameworks within which you are expected to work (e.g. POVA, Children’s Act, Mental Health Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Misuse of Drugs Act).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need to evidence outcomes and the connection with future funding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the housing management functions.

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 volunteers 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:6th August 2019

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:
24/07/2019

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