Support Worker (Nights)

Luton, Bedfordshire
£18,000 - £24,000 per annum
02 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Support Worker (Nights)
£18,000 - £24,000 per annum
4 nights on, 4 nights off – 38.5 hours a week
on average

Our client prides themselves on being a great place to work, where everyone feels fairly treated and enjoys their work in a welcoming and friendly environment. They’re a not-for-profit housing association that has been providing affordable housing in Luton and South Bedfordshire since 1962.
They currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker (Assistant Resident Coach - Nights), working 38.5 hours a week, 4 shift on, 4 shifts off, to help their hostel residents make the move to independent living. They firmly believe in proactively supporting their residents to improve their lives and they want to coach them to realise their goals, moving from supported housing to an independent way of life.
Even at night, their residents need support. You’ll carry out assessments of new residents, devise and implement support plans and risk management plans; conduct regular coaching sessions and support the Resident Coaches and day staff, participate in group and one to one interventions with residents, where possible. You’ll also participate in reflective practice sessions with regards to supporting residents with complex needs; utilise your knowledge, skills and experience to recognise difficult or challenging resident situations, supporting colleagues to influence and bring about positive change to the resident's behaviour, all whilst ensuring that residents are fully informed of their rights and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have experience working with vulnerable people within a customer centred environment and will have an awareness of social issues such as homelessness, well-being, support services and affordability. You will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, be IT literate and confident decision maker and highly organised, enabling you to plan and prioritise effectively. Ideally, you will have evidence of community-based work/voluntary work and have experience in social care or housing-related sector.
Due to the nature of the role, they are seeking a driven and forward thinking individual who is qualified or would be prepared to study towards a relevant qualification. You must have a full clean UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle for work purposes. Please note, this role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
So, if you welcome the challenge, have experience of coaching vulnerable adults and like to work in a collaborative and authentic way that gets results, they’d love to hear from you. In return, they can offer various amazing company perks including great price cinema tickets, high street discounts and loads more!

Closing date: 21st July at midnight.

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