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Homeless hostel support worker – Cardiff / Newport / Vale of Glamorgan

Job Description

Are you an experienced support worker within homeless hostels? Do you have a passion for helping people in need?

 

As a support worker you will provide homelessness/ pre-resettlement support to service users with mental health and complex support needs who are currently or who are at risk of being homeless. As a support worker you will conduct a needs and risk assessment and draw up an agreed outcome-based support plan with the service user to assist her with accessing appropriate housing and/or Resettlement Services.

Other responsibilities include –

  • Assessing clients’ needs
  • Advising clients of their rights
  • Collating and providing information on hostel vacancies and housing rights
  • Maintaining accurate records such as reports and meetings minutes
  • Making referrals to specialist organisations and services
  • Planning and delivering workshops Applicant Requirements:
  • Qualifications: N/A.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

If you feel  you would be the perfect candidate for the above role then please call New Directions on 02920390150 (option1) Alternatively send your CV across to keri.evans@new-directions.co.uk.

Not for you but know somebody suitable? We currently offer a £50 referral voucher so please send us their details and we can reward you with a £50 voucher if succesful

 

Additional Information

The role of a Hostel Worker

The role of a Hostel Worker is focused on support and enabling, rather than predominantly personal care, and involves providing advice and guidance as part of a range of support activities rather than a specialist service.

Hostel Workers work in teams with other professionals, including managers, social workers, other outreach and community support workers, drug action groups, youth offending services, and with the police, education authority and schools, health authorities and housing departments etc.

Furthermore this may also include individual support and counselling via such activities as shopping with people who need care and support, taking them to appointments, developing everyday skills such as how to make a cup of tea or prepare and cook a meal safely, or simply being with them in their home environment.

During the night, you will ensure the safety of the service users are met, ensuring that the noise level is kept low and some domestic tasks.

Hostel Workers usually work in temporary housing settings with long or short-term residents, others provide support within the local community for individuals who are in supported housing or living independently.

Benefits:
  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hour On Call Service in place
  • Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Award winning company
  • Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
  • Full booking confirmation before you start
  • Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
  • Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:
Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:
We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 27th April 2021


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