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Support Worker

Salary
£24,732 per annum pro rata
Location
Chichester
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Various  - 1 x 37 hours per week, 1 x 22.5 hours per week

We have two Support Worker vacancies
1 x 37 hours per week
1 x 22.5 hours per week

This Support Worker role is working within our Pathways Home service, which is a new and exciting service aimed at preventing homelessness and supporting those in our community who are vulnerable and at risk. Stonepillow is looking to recruit applicants with experience of supporting people with varying degrees of support needs. You will be working closely with Chichester District Council, and the Supported Accommodation Team within Stonepillow.

This role involves visiting clients in their own homes or at community locations within the Chichester District area covering from Petworth to Selsey. You will be responsible for coordinating interventions to ensure that the right support is provided at the right time or signposting on issues like housing options, tenancy issues (e.g. disrepair or dampness), housing benefits and welfare support, debt, setting up utilities, linking into community services or employment.

Your role is to support vulnerable single people and families who may be experiencing a number of complexities including mental health and/or substance misuse issues or who may be in some other way socially disadvantaged. This role centers on prevention before they face possible homelessness.

The aim of the role is to support and signpost clients into services that will improve their housing, health and wellbeing while improving the client’s quality of life. This is achieved through the provision of engagement and individualised support plans, targeted interventions, signposting and group work, working closely with other projects within Stonepillow to identify a move on pathway, as well as external agencies.

Stonepillow has a values framework and set of expected behaviours. Every employee is expected to work within this framework and participate in ensuring that these values are upheld in there day to day work.

These values are:

  • Client focused– Putting clients at the heart of what we do and engaging them to actively participate at all levels of the Charity
  • Collaborative - Working with clients, local communities, stakeholders, and partners to reduce homelessness and end rough sleeping.
  • Valuing diversity – Clients, staff, volunteers, trustees, and communities
  • Innovative and high quality – Delivering high quality services which evidence value for money and positive outcomes of Clients.
  • Professional, respectful, and kind always – When delivering services to our clients, working with communities and how behave towards each other on a day-to-day basis.

It is essential that you will have a non-judgmental and enabling approach to supporting single homeless and vulnerable adults and have experience and knowledge of Health, Housing and Work issues facing service users who are in recovery is desirable.

Due to the nature of the role, active and assertive outreach in the community, a full, clean UK driving license is essential.

 

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.