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Support Worker - Housing Support Service - (PRW) - Ref ATR 19

  • Location: Paisley Road West
  • Job Role: Support Worker
  • Service: Housing
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary Scale: £12
  • Contract Type: Permanent
Job Description

Salary of £12.00 per hour will be backdated to 1/4/24 upon receipt of funding from the local authorities. Salary payable until then is £11.00 per hour.

Core purpose of the role:

Empowering and equipping individuals experiencing addiction, mental health, relationship and financial issues to move on from homeless accommodation.

Employee Benefits include:

  • Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong support & Leadership
  • Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus
  • Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit
  • Employee Health Assured assistance programme
  • Eligible in work travel payments covering first to last visits
  • Opportunity to shadow and observe from experienced Support Workers
  • Competitive rates of pay and 5.6 weeks paid holiday.
  • As an Employee Owned organisation eligible employees are owners of Aspire via the Trust and eligible for any resulting bonuses.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • To support and enable individuals to maintain their accommodation develop budgeting skills, cook nutritional meals and managing their home.
  • Signposting and sourcing appropriate services such as Health Care, Housing Associations, Case Workers, Addiction/Recovery Services.
  • To carry out assessments and reviews of support needs as and when necessary due to the changing needs and aspirations of individuals.
  • To carry out Risk Enablement Plans as and when necessary due to the changing needs and aspirations of individuals.
  • Working with individuals to achieve their desired Support & Development Goals through use of an Outcome Measurement Framework called Better Futures.
  • To support individuals to improve their quality of life.

Essential experience, knowledge and skills for this role include:

  • Excellent organisational and time management.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Good numeracy, literacy and verbal communication skills.
  • Clear understanding of Health & Social Care Standards.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team in a dynamic and fastpaced homeless accommodation setting.
  • At least 1 years’ personal or professional experience in a comparable role with transferable skills is preferred for this post.

Desirable qualities, qualifications and experience for this role include:

  • Ability to use your personal skills to help individuals develop.
  • SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertaking this qualification.
  • Registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered within six months of commencing role.

If you would like a rewarding career with a living wage employer and want to be part of a team creating better futures apply now to complete application part 1 and 2 today.

The closing date for applications is 12/04/2024

PVG checks will be required for the successful applicant, as are two references; one being from the most recent employer.

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