Support Worker

EasyWeb NFP
£19,838.46 per annum
01 Nov 2018
25 Nov 2018
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Support Worker 

Working with our client is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! 

They place young people at the heart of all they do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and their stakeholders. By supporting their staff and volunteers to develop their talent and ideas, together they can make a difference. 

Position: Accommodation Support Worker 
Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QG (Commutable from Newmarket, Lavenham, Stowmarket, Haverhill, Sudbury and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a rota basis that will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays between the hours of 7.45am to 10.15pm, 52 weeks per year 
Salary: £19,838.46 per annum 

Closing Date: 25th November 2018 
Interviews: Will be held on the 29 November 2018 at Batt House, 56 Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 

About the role: 

They are recruiting an Accommodation support worker to work within their Accommodation based in their Bury St Edmunds site. The role will include key-working individuals, as well as engaging all of the young people who live within the projects and supporting them to develop socially, personally and spiritually in order that they may grow in confidence and independence. 

You will be required to ensure that all residents receive an appropriate level of support and training according to their individual needs; and will assist residents to access education, employment, training and voluntary work experience. You will be required to interview potential residents then support them to devise their own support plan (Pathway Plan). Through delivering life skills training you will give young people the skills and knowledge they need to move on to more independent accommodation and resettle them in their new home. 

This role will include working evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

About you: 

Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges these young people may be facing is essential. Experience in delivering group work sessions is desirable. 

- Experience of working with young people with complex needs, although not necessarily in a housing context 
- Experience working with a similar client group and an understanding of the needs and challenges these young people may be facing 
- A good level of education 
- A formal qualification or experience in Social Housing or a related field 
- A good understanding of partnership working 
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel 
- Experience of dealing directly with clients 
- Ability to work within a reactive environment 
- Good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills 
- Able to interact with people from varied backgrounds 
- Experience in delivering group work sessions is desirable. 
- Able to work evenings and weekends, including public holidays on a rota basis 
- Hold a full driving licence and access to a car 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP, Accommodation Support Worker, Supported Housing, Social Housing, etc.