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Supported Housing Support Worker

Employer
Home Group
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyneside Foyer)
Salary
Up to £30,000_£10,000 - £19,999
Closing date
19 Aug 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Workers
Newcastle
Permanent, Full & Part Time roles available
Salary starts from £18,576 per annum (pro rata)
Plus, Sleep in Shifts of £35.00 and Brilliant Benefits!
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home!

Do you want to use your life skills and experience to empower our vulnerable customers with mental health diagnosis or experiencing homelessness into reaching greater independence?

Have you just finished studying and looking for an opportunity to gain practical experience? Maybe, you fancy a career change being a hero key worker?

If this sounds like you then join our central resource team! We are looking forward to meeting you!

Central Resource Team  
You’ll be the “Swiss army knife” of support as we provide independent living skills to a wide range of customers across our different services in the Tyneside and Northumberland area.

This could be your foot in the door into the new market leaders of the Health and Social care sector, with a chance to grow your career! Our team is used as a pipeline for talent within our area. You can be sure that if career progression is what you have in mind, with the support of our management team, you could join the 82% of our colleagues who have secured their ideal position within a service and a role that feels like home.

You will be a mobile worker in supported services jumping day by day to a new service to cover annual leave. One day you could be working a day shift in one of our mental health services working collaboratively with our own clinicians delivering bespoke support to customers enabling them to grow skills such as; attending college or cooking up a storm in the kitchen or their chosen social activities. You could also be in our more complex needs services where our support workers might be spending the day helping our customer with accessing the correct benefits, supporting them to engage with external providers to overcome addictions. Allowing them to move on and live within the community and ensuring their aspirations are achieved.

About our teams
You’ll join our outgoing team, full of diverse characters, who are all friendly and helpful with newbies. The Central Services team is led by Stacey, who has worked for Home Group since 2010 when she started as a Support Worker and took full advantage of all the training and experience that the company has to offer. She is supported (and couldn’t do without) our brilliant Client Service Manager, Jodie who, as a former member of the CRT, brings a wealth of service knowledge to support the teams. The fabulous Nicole is our Resourcing Coordinator who will look after your shifts and rotas, she can be bribed with a good chocolate biscuit. And finally, Clare, our amazing Business Administrator, who keeps the wheels turning!

Working hours 
We need you to be super flexible as you could be working in anyone of our 20 services in the Tyneside and Northumberland area, don’t worry our excellent rewards scheme means that you can get a travel pass for the Metro and buses via our salary sacrifice scheme.

We aim to give you the time you need to spend doing the things that matter to you! You will be working days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Although you won’t have a fixed rota you will have a fixed 5 week rolling rest rota and you will be provided all shifts approximately a month in advance with every other weekend off.

About you
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our inhouse Clinicians including Phycologists informing how we best support our customers to be as independent as possible. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, their needs and aspirations. 

You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively. We help change our customer’s lives for the better! It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success.

We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here! Experience in providing physical assistance to help wash, (shower or bath) dress, toilet and other would be advantageous.

If you are successful for the role you will complete a 4 week induction which will include all necessary training for your role including Safeguarding and Positive Behaviour Support, we can also offer you to complete your Care Certificate, if you don’t already hold a qualification in health and Social Care.

If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high-tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However, we’re glad to support you, if you need help.   

When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Support Worker - Level 2 Job Description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) If you need help, we’ve also got some great templates available.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

During Covid
We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

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Company

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, as we build and sell over 10,000 new homes across the UK.  From affordable housing to our brilliant private sale brand Persona, we’re shaking up the new build market.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on everything from affordable homes to luxury apartments and build the career you want with us. 

As one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated health and social care housing.  We don’t just build houses, we build homes and develop vibrant communities where people want to live. 

What keeps us busy?

We’re building homes, independence and aspirations and according to our trophy cabinet we’re pretty good at it! 

We’re winners of the 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We’re constantly challenging the status quo, delivering unparalleled schemes and ground-breaking products.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Oh and did we mentioned that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work, and 17th in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019?    

We’re growing

As we’re building new homes, we’re growing our team too so there are lots of opportunities for you to join us across the UK.  So whether you’re acquiring land, designing places, delivering schemes, selling homes or regenerating neighbourhoods.  You’ll be working alongside brilliant people to unlock bold opportunities, exciting new partnerships and collaborative projects across the UK. 

Join us

You can find out more about us and our current vacancies on our website at www.homegroup.org.uk/careers or on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.    

High-flying career, work life balance, brilliant benefits and a cherry on top!  There are so many reasons you’ll love working at Home Group.  https://youtu.be/624xZO1nXqY

 

Find Us
Website:
Location
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
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