Support Worker (Nightshift) – Housing Support Services - Ref:ATR054

  • Location: Belleisle Street & Queen Margaret Drive
  • Job Role: Support Worker – Housing Support Services
  • Service: Housing Support Services
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary Scale: £9.60 per hour
  • Contract Type: Permanent
Job Description

Are you looking for nightshift support work, within the South Side of Glasgow?

Aspire are looking for two Support Workers to work within our Housing Support Services.  You will be based in our emergency accommodation at Belleisle* Street. *Due to the nature of the service the Belleisle post is open to females only as being female is a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are acutely aware these are challenging and uncertain times for everyone. Aspire more than ever needs care workers to allow us to continue to offer the highest quality service to the people we support. 

Core purpose of the role:

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and enabling 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.
  • Carrying out assessments and reviews of support needs as and when necessary due to the changing needs and aspirations of individuals.
  • Delivering 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.
  • Supporting individuals to improve their quality of life.  

We want to reward our staff with employee benefits including:

  • 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 excellent paid holiday and
  • As an Employee Owned organisation eligible employees are owners of Aspire via the Trust and eligible for any resulting bonuses.

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 fast-paced 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 and want to be part of a team creating better futures 'APPLY' today.   

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

Please note - this role will require frequent Covid testing as part of our Covid Health and Safety guidelines.

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