- Location: Cardiff - South Wales
- Job Type: Part Time, Temporary
- Sector: Homelessness, Substance Misuse, Support Work, Tenancy Support
- Job Ref: Matthew Cooke
- Salary: £8.00 - £9.00 per hour
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New Directions are currently recruiting support workers to work shifts in private homeless hostel in Cardiff.
This hostel caters for vulnerable people aged from 18 years and over who have often experienced issues with substance misuse, homelessness, domestic abuse and/or mental health.
The tenants have often experienced challenges that many people cannot comprehend, so New Directions are specifically recruiting candidates who have an empathetic and caring nature.
During shifts, you might come into contact with personal information so you must have a strong understanding of confidentiality and be confident in setting professional boundaries.
If you believe that you are right for this role or would like some further information, please contact Matthew Cooke to discuss it further on 02920 390150.
Please note that we require 6 months paid or 12 months voluntary experience within the social care sector to qualify for this role.
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.
- 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: 14th November 2018