- Location: Swansea
- Job Type: Full Time, Temporary
- Sector: Housing
- Category: Homeless Hostel Support Worker
- Job Ref: AM
- Salary: £9.00 - £9.75 per hour
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We are currently recruiting experienced floating support staff in Swansea and surrounding area on behalf of a well-established client. You will have first-hand knowledge & experience of managing a varied caseload that will be challenging yet rewarding.
You will provide support and advice to those on your caseload for issues that include mental health, housing related queries as well as dealing with substance misuse and alcohol dependency barriers.
Hours for this post are full time and have the potential to be varied throughout the week. With this in mind, you will have an open and flexible mindset to ensure your clients receive an exceptional service. This opportunity is available on an on-going basis for those who meet & demonstrate their abilities to meet the outlined criteria.
Candidates need to have a valid DBS on the update service or be willing to obtain a new DBS through New Directions.
Candidate will demonstrate the following:
- Experienced in caseload management (Essential)
- Experience at signposting to 3rd party agencies
- Confidently able to deal with challenging situations
- Knowledge of benefits system (Desirable)
- Tenancy Management (Desirable)
Please contact Adam on 01792 620 190 if you would like to be considered 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 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 25th September 2020