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Hostel Support Worker Vacancy in Newport

Job Description

Do you have what it takes to support vulnerable adults?

New Directions are looking for Support Workers around the Newport area. The service aims to support adults with mental health and ensure they are not sleeping rough during the winter. Hostel workers will be responsible for managing activities during the night and would be lone working, so experience in a hostel setting is important.

You will:

  • Protect people from risks to their health, welfare and development
  • Able to remain focused during challenging situations
  • Undertake continuous assessments

You will need:

  • Experience of supporting adults
  • Awareness of mental health/substance misuse
  • A caring and creative approach to working
  • Experience of building positive relationships
  • A willingness to undertake and complete further learning and development

Your company benefits:

  • Accrued annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Casual dress
  • Working as part of a friendly, established team
  • 24 hours On Call Service
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive 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.

For further information or the be considered for the position please contact Charlotte on 02920 390 150 or at charlotte.chappell@new-directions.co.uk

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: 30th October 2020


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