Housing Support Worker - Veterans

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Services / Miscellaneous
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Carmarthenshire
Salary description:
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Posted:
17/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Alabare Christian Care & Support
Job Ref:
776769945

Do you have experience of working with vulnerable young people?
Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life? We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.
We believe that all employees are the heart and soul of us. We want to invest in you, to ensure that you feel valued as we believe happy staff equals a happy workplace and this will contribute to a successful Charity. Why not join our team, all staff receive the following benefits:

* 24 days holiday increasing to 29 days with over 5 years' service. Bank Holidays are in addition to this
* Comprehensive induction Training
* Access to award - winning training and development - My Learning Cloud
* Generous sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
* Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus
* Accredited Disability Confident Employer
* Staff Work Perks We are looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker based in Carmarthen to work with Veterans for 7.5 hours per week, there is an opportunity for overtime. This position calls for a flexible approach and will involve assisting the Manager to develop innovative and effective practice relating to team building, service user involvement, key working and outcome monitoring as required internally and by the funders to support veterans to lead fulfilling and independent lives
The hourly rate is £9.32ph, rising to £9.55ph after successful probation review. Annual Salary £3,634.80 - £3,724.50. You will work as part of the company's flexible duty rota, to include some unsociable hours at weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings. There is also a requirement to participate in the on call rota. A 10% enhancement is paid for unsociable waking hours from 11pm to 7am.
This is a great opportunity to join our enthusiastic team!
Key performance objectives

* To directly provide support for veterans so they may work toward maximising their independence.
* Work as part of a team being responsible to your Line Manager for the wellbeing of service users, all other staff and volunteers.
* Collate information as required to enable accurate reporting on performance against internal/external targets and outcomes.
* Ensure veterans are fully involved at all levels in the running of the project. Essential Skills

* To hold a relevant qualification or be committed to personal development through training leading to NVQ accreditation or equivalent.
* Experience of working in the supported housing sector.
* Experience of the key working system.
* Knowledge of supervising staff.
* Experience of managing own professional boundaries and confidentiality.
* Good working knowledge of the welfare benefits system.
* Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and related issues.
* Experience of working effectively with petty cash and financial procedures.
* Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative.
* Organised and able to manage time and prioritise workloads.
* Ability to engage with Veterans who have complex needs and challenging behaviour.
* Basic admin and IT skills including word processing and the ability to input information into a database.
* Ability to be a good team player.
* Have good communication skills, both oral and written.
* Ability to work well under pressure and crisis manage.
* Have good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with service users, team members and external agencies.
* The ability to involve veterans in improving services. All applicants are required to be a car driver with access to a reliable motor vehicle, with Business Insurance.
Desirable Skills

* A good understanding of service lifestyles.
* Knowledge of Supporting People Framework.
* Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector.
* Experience of working objectively with clients who have mental health issues.
* Empathy with homeless vulnerable veterans.
* Ability to speak and write in welsh About Company
We have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic staff and volunteers that you could ever meet - and if you're interested in helping vulnerable people to achieve their goals, there could be a place here for you too.

Company Description

Closing Date:
14/11/2019

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