New Directions Social Care

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Support Worker

Job Description

Are you an experienced support worker within homeless hostels? Do you have a passion for helping people in need? We currently have ongoing shifts available at various homeless hostels around the Newport area.

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 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 minute meetings
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.

We offer competitive pay rates of up to £11 per hour, depending on experience. In addition to this, we also offer incredible benefits including:

A dedicated consultant to help and guide you through the booking process
Flexible working hours. Whether it’s weekends, evenings, nights or long days, choose what shifts you want to work!
24 hour on call service
Ongoing and free CPD & Training relevant to your workload
Accrued holiday pay – a savings pot you can take out at any time to allow you a break from work

If you feel  you would be the perfect candidate for the above role then please call Jemma Pritchard at New Directions on 02920390150 (option 1) Alternatively send your CV across to [email protected].

If this is not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job, we offer £150 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.


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