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Assistant Support Worker

Newbury, Berkshire (On-site)
£22,861 per year
Job description

Assistant Support Worker - Homelessness 


£22,861 per annum 


Full Time (You will work on a 7-week rotation, with a mixture of early and lates between the hours of 7am - 8pm) 


Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to empower people every day to develop their skills and move towards independence?  


Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next?  Then this could be the role for you.   


Our client’s homeless service provides support to adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness across two locations, each are tailored to meet the needs of the clients.   


They have an opportunity for an Assistant Support Worker to join their friendly team. You will love helping others and enjoy supporting individuals to achieve their goals and to become more independent. Your positive attitude towards your work and others will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.     


Some of your duties will include:   


  • Supporting clients by prompting and helping them to attend appointments   

  • Encouraging their involvement in personal progression in the form of education, training, employment activity or volunteering.   

  • Helping them develop their practical skills in areas such as budgeting, shopping, cooking and housework, laundry, health and hygiene  

  • Working with external partners (such as colleges) to maximise the opportunities available to clients so that they can resettle in the community.    

  • Empowering clients to achieve the outcomes they identify as desirable for independent living including involvement in practical tasks within the hostel such as basic maintenance/ room decoration  

  • Involving clients in the smooth running if the hostel environment  

  • Helping to maintain a welcoming, safe environment, identifying and minimising all potential risks to users of the premises and the organisation and property  

  • Maintaining client records using relevant systems to a good standard  

  • Work in accordance with the Health and Safety regulations and all policies and procedures  


What you will bring:   


Previous experience in this type of work is not essential but you will have a real passion for wanting to work with homeless people.  Your values will match theirs and you will be committed to helping others and enjoy the real job satisfaction that this brings.   


You will have: 


  • Clear verbal and written English  

  • Good IT and keyboard skills  

  • Polite, assertive manner, ability to self -motivate  

  • Passion for working in a client/customer facing role  

  • Knowledge of the benefits system and tenancy legislation  

  • An interest and genuine concern for homelessness and related issues  

  • Knowledge of voluntary and statutory agencies 


They reserve the right to close our adverts early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.   


Staff benefits, support and development   


Their benefits include:   


  • Pension with life cover   

  • Generous holiday allowance   

  • Extra mile awards for outstanding work   

  • Work offers including discounted shopping vouchers, days out and holidays   

  • Cycle to work scheme   

  • Confidential employee assistance programme including access to counselling   

  • Employee voice – their Staff Council   

  • Recruitment referral scheme   


They support and develop our staff by providing:   


  • A comprehensive induction and training programme   

  • Management training   

  • Trauma-informed care training   

  • Specialist training, coaching and development opportunities linked to personal development plans   

  • Access to accredited qualifications   

  • Mental Health First Aid training and provision   

  • Access to counselling psychologists via their Psychology Service   


If you love helping others and want to join their friendly team, they would love to hear from you!  



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IRIS -Networx Services View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 26 April 2024
Closed date: 10 May 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: TWO1000655
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work