Support Worker

Salary starts at £16,132 to £16,700 per annum (pro rata) rising to £18,500 (pro rata) through perfor
13 Feb 2017
13 Mar 2017
Full Time
Organisation Type
Other Organisation Type

Support Worker
Temporary Maternity Cover, Part  Time (20 hours per week)
Salary starts at £16,132 to £16,700 per annum (pro rata) rising to £18,500 (pro rata) through performance plus Sleep In Shifts of £31.29.
Whose life have you changed today?
Home Group's Care and Support services change and save thousands of vulnerable people's lives every single day.  Within our inspirational Care and Support team, each individual colleague truly makes a real difference, working together to support our customers to make aspirational and life-long changes.  Join us and see what an amazing difference you can make at work every single day!
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring Support Worker like you (known internally by us as Support Worker – Level 2) to join our service which provides support to  compliment an established team in our Mental Health Supported Housing and Community-based Services across the East of Ipswich.
Our service delivers a range of high to low Supported Housing providing support for customers with severe and enduring mental ill health and those with a dual diagnosis. We have a Community Recovery Service which provides support to customers living independently in the community. We also have a Short Stay Service and a Respite Service based within one of our 24 hour services. We work in close partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust and other key stakeholders across Suffolk.

As an experienced Support Worker, you’ll help change lives for the better by assisting in delivering identified tasks based upon customers’ individual needs and aspirations, as identified within their personal support plans.  You’ll liaise with external agencies and work closely with our Support Co-ordinators too in assessing and engaging support for our customers.  Together you will really make a difference, empowering our customers to develop the independent living skills they need to successfully move on with a positive future.    
It’s really important to us that you have time to what you are really care about; changing customers lives for the better.  So to free up your time, you’ll be given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don’t have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go.  You’ll also be paid between customers visits and for your mileage too.  
A bit about us
We are one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services.  Through Stonham our Care and Support services, we make a real different to the lives of 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.  Join us and be part of an organisation that changes thousands of vulnerable peoples’ lives for the better every single day.
A bit about you
We want someone like you, with the passion and motivation for helping vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives.  To flourish in the role, you’ll have a practical understanding of safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality and support plans. You’ll be great at managing your own time, working on your own initiative, have strong communication skills and be able to positively influence people from all different backgrounds.  It’s important to us that you have the compassion and empathy to work with vulnerable people in a housing related social care setting and we do need you to also have good IT skills too.
We’ll be impressed if you have knowledge of this sector, our customer group and experience of working with hard to reach customers, but don’t worry as we’ll also develop your skills in this too.   
You will be required to work as part of a rolling rota including sleep-ins, evenings, weekends and public holidays.
We also provide an out of hours on call service (providing additional support to services for emergencies outside of normal office working hours).
You will get an additional payment for Sleep in and On Call duties. Shift times in the service can range between 7:00am to 11:00pm, colleagues sleep-in during 11pm to 7am. Day shifts are usually 9am-6pm or 12midday-9pm, depending upon the needs of customers and the service.
If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for. 
Want to apply?
Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include a covering letter with your CV as otherwise we won’t be able to review your application.  We really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day.  To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the careers section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current vacancies page by clicking here.
Make yourself at Home
We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value everything that makes you unique.  We recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a special and great place to live and to work.
Home Group’s values: Caring   |   commercial   |   accountable   |   energised