Housing Support Worker (Job Ref: 21414)

Position Categories: Complex Needs, Full Time, new, North West, Part Time

Location: Fleetwood

Salary: Up to £8.40 per hour

Closing Date: 02 August 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 21414JCP, 21414GWO, 21414RED

Short Job Description:

Creative Support is a non-profit provider of personalised care and support for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism spectrum conditions, and older people. This particular service supports people living in their own flats that have very complex needs and very unique abilities that require quite focussed support and a good understanding of the need to follow specific guidelines.

We are seeking a warm, professional individual to work in Fleetwood and supporting areas. Both in our supported housing services and in our community based support services. The successful candidate will provide housing related support to our more complex clients.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Delivering Tenancy Training
• Sourcing initial accommodation
• Supporting tenancy sign up
• Supporting service users to maintain their tenancy.
• Identifying and accessing opportunities for social inclusion with service users
• Liaising with housing officers, landlords and other housing and benefits related services, ensuring income is maximised.
• Supporting service users with additional needs such as mental health and potential contributing factors such as substance misuse and addictions by collaborating with the multi-disciplinary team.
• Providing personal care when necessary as well as practical and emotional support to people with complex needs.
• Administer prescribed medication in accordance with the Medication Policy and Procedures.
• Collaborating with service users, families where appropriate, and involved professionals to provide a consistent and coordinated service that meets the needs of service users.
• Assisting the line manager with the day-to-day running of the service.

Your role will include visiting residents in their own homes or in other settings. A car driver would be preferential. The service operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year and you will be expected to work on a rota system. Evening and weekend may be required on occasion expected. A comprehensive range of company benefits is included.

Experience of working with people with support needs, Mental Health issues, substance addiction and misuse, or learning disability is desirable. The position is open to graduates, experienced practitioners, and people looking to start their career in social care

Full and part time roles are available. You will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service which may include evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

This position offers the opportunity to work in an environment that challenges and encourages personal and professional development. Creative Support has obtained Investors in People Silver status and you will receive ongoing training regarding the service user group you work with and training regarding changes to the law governing social care.

Application Instructions:

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.