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Date Added: Wed 15/11/2023

Support Worker -Nights/FT

Guildford, GU1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Temporary, Full Time

Salary: £12.22/hour

Support Worker - Nights (Full Time)

Location: Guildford

Reporting to: Service Manager

Salary: £12.22

Contract: Temp on going

Hours: 22:00-08:00 / 4 on 4 off rota

Waking night support assistants required, working on a 4 on 4 off rota within central Guildford. The service is emergency accommodation with 11 beds and a safe space for rough sleepers.

Key responsibilities:

* To deliver housing related support to adults with a range of needs, to understand their strengths and build on these to help clients meet their aspirations in a range of areas of interest and value to the individual.

* Improve each client's quality of life; prevent homelessness through promoting or maintaining independent living skills and appropriate move on.

* Provide relevant support in accordance with the client's range of needs via support and safety planning and aspirations assessments and through one-to one keywork sessions.

* Assist service users to attend educational, leisure and health related activities, accompanying as appropriate

* To maintain accurate service users' records and all other records relating to the upkeep and maintenance of the service. This includes electronic based records on our organisational system.

* To carry our Housing Management functions including the collection and management of rent, reporting of repairs, and managing the beginning and end of tenancies/licences at the schemes.

* Encourage and promote effective multi-agency working to ensure that the risks of services users are mitigated and that the needs and aspirations of service users are met to a high standard, including establishing close contacts with various communities, statutory and voluntary organisations.

* To assist with domestic tasks, when appropriate

* Have knowledge of and follow relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.

* To take part in regular supervisions and annual appraisals and seek out and take up opportunities for continuous professional development within the service, organisation and externally.

Key Skills:

* Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Creative Problem-Solving skills including Conflict Resolution.

* Organisation and Planning skill to deliver multiple priorities to tight deadlines

* Creativity in engaging residents to co-produce initiatives to engage individuals via activity and event planning

* Ability to maximise independence by motivating and supporting service users towards their goals.

* Ability to travel and work across the services when required.

* Basic awareness of health and safety issues

* Willingness to cook and clean with the service users (where appropriate)

* Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.


DBS or willing to do a new one for a fee.

Updated training or be willing to do online training with us
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