Witney, Oxfordshire

£19,004 - £22,773 per year

Contract, Part-time, Temporary

About the organisation

What we do to change lives

Connection Support provides a breadth of specialist support services to a range of people... Read more

Job Description

Role:

Homeless Pathway Support Worker

Hours:

Part-time 26.25 hours p.w. (0.7 FTE)

Location:

All Oxford Offices, although this vacancy is mainly based in West Oxon. Ongoing flexibility is needed

Salary:

£19,004 - £22,773 pro rata Salary Scale points 19-25

Contract Duration:

Fixed term initially until 31st May 2020

Annual Leave

30 days plus Bank Holidays pro rata per annum

Accountable to:

Team Manager

Background

Connection Support provides a breadth of specialist support services to a range of people facing complex life challenges. Our specialist support is tailored around the person and makes a difference to their life now but also provides building blocks to help them help themselves in the future.

We provide flexible and tailored support and advice to a range of adults (young and old) and families in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The support covers housing support, homelessness, isolation, money management, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Often service users have multiple issues which means our work with them is all encompassing.

The Homeless Pathway Support Worker is responsible for providing individual 9-12 month programmes of planned support for up to 12 people (for full time) with a wide variety of support needs who have experienced homelessness. The aim is to help the individuals to become ready and able to find, take on and manage their own tenancy and live independently when they move on from their current supported accommodation.

The aims of the service are to:

  • Receive referrals from agencies for individuals who are supported within the Oxfordshire Homeless Pathway

  • Work with them to resolve issues such as rent arrears, debts, budgeting, social isolation, lack of basic essentials such as food & utilities in order to progress and move off the Homeless Pathway

  • Develop the service users’ skills and knowledge in order to prevent the risk of homelessness arising again.