- Location: Swansea - West Wales
- Job Type: Temporary
- Sector: Homelessness
- Job Ref: OS
- Salary: From £7.83 per hour
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We are looking for a full time support worker who is available to do shift work including days, nights and sleep-ins at a Swansea based Homeless Hostel.
Our client provides short-to-medium term licensed accommodation for vulnerable, single homeless people age 18 and over in the Swansea area. They support people to meet their goals so that they can access appropriate accommodation in the community. The hostel operates a shift rota which includes evening and sleepover work and weekends.
We are looking for individuals who are committed to working as part of a dynamic, resilient team dedicated to alleviating the pressures of social exclusion for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
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 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 21st November 2018