Housing Support Worker – Part Time – Manchester

Charity

Ashberry Recruitment are currently looking for candidates to fulfil the role of a Support Worker for our well-respected client based in the Manchester area. The role is on an ongoing temporary basis, but could be permanent for the right candidate.

Our client’s aim is to provide practical, emotional, and social support to assist in young peoples’ move towards independence and personal development.

Responsibilities

* You will manage a caseload of clients, addressing their emotion, physical and social behavioural needs supporting them to progress towards independence.

* You will support our programme of meaningful activity by running group sessions and activities within the accommodation to support residents’ individual development and social engagement.

* You will ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients in the service at all times possible including using Safeguarding and emergency alert procedures as applicable.

* You will also take joint responsibility with your team members for the well being and day to day support of all clients in the services.

* You will lead on risk and needs assessment and support planning for your key clients and contribute to ongoing needs and risk assessment of other clients in the service.

* You will be responsible for cleaning tasks and domesticated duties within the hostel accommodation.

* You will develop and implement SMART outcomes-based support plans for your key clients.

* You will deliver one-to one and group support opportunities within their accommodation and in the local community aimed at increasing resilience in the clients we work with.

* You will proactively work in partnership with multiple agencies including statutory teams, to support the well-being of the clients

* You will involve clients in the decisions made about them and encourage participation in the wider community programme of activities.

* You will be responsible for the health and safety responsibilities of the building and ensuring regular checks are completed.

* You will support all clients to participate in Education, Training, Employment and Volunteering opportunities as appropriate to the development of their skills, assets and aspirations

* You will have responsibilities as part of the team for ensuring the health and safety of the environment for clients, staff, visitors and volunteers through regular checks and reporting.

* You will have responsibility as a member of the team for preparing the accommodation for new clients to move into and supporting the client to settle in.

* You will be responsible for sending daily occupancy lists to the council.

* You will demonstrate commitment to client involvement by advocating client involvement opportunities, for example by actively promoting the Voice of Depaul to clients and holding residents meetings

Requirements

* Experience of working with people or those who have experienced homelessness.

* An understanding of the needs of people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health, substance misuse.

* Able to demonstrate clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures.

* As a specialist recruiter for the Housing and Charities sector, Ashberry is committed to safeguarding adults, children and young people and in promoting the welfare of vulnerable people through safer recruitment processes. Due to the nature of the role an Enhanced DBS is required, which is on the update service or dated within the last 12 months.

Salary: £12.39 – £13.55/hour

Job Type: Contract, Temporary, Part Time

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.