Falmouth, Cornwall
£16,800 - £18,600 (£21,000 - £23,300 FTE pro rata) per annum
Job description
About The Role

Do you have experience or an interest in working in care and/or support? Are you a great communicator that takes pride in their work? If so, we really want to hear from you.
This is an exciting new opportunity to join our Support team in Cornwall as a part time Support Worker in our STAR (Short Term Accommodation & Resettlement) service based in Falmouth.
You will be working with people who have complex needs including substance misuse, mental ill-heath, fleeing domestic abuse and other challenging issues. Providing a holistic support service assisting with budgeting, benefits, health and wellbeing, housing, maintaining tenancies, sign-posting and emotional support. You will need to take a creative approach to support, adapting your style of communication and support planning with each individual to draw up a person centred support plan and help customers establish and work towards their goals and aspirations.

You will need to be able to effectively risk assess, have a good understanding of safeguarding and be able to develop strong links with other services and providers that support clients with complex needs.

You will be expected to work flexibly to ensure that the needs of the clients are met and this may include late shifts and some weekend working.

This role is being offered on a part time basis, working 29.6 hours per week, over 5 days, which may include weekend working.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About The Candidate

To be considered for the role of  Support Worker, you will/be: 

- Have an understanding of support needs and support planning.
- Have experience of risk assessing and risk management.
- Be a great communicator with the ability to build a rapport.
- Have accurate record keeping and computer skills.
- Confident in lone working and be a good team player.
- Have a flexible approach to work.
- Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Be resilient and adaptable.
- Have an open, friendly personality and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.

What we offer:
• Competitive salary • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9% • Death in Service benefit ( 3 x salary) •  26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days • Annual Leave purchase • Family Friendly policies • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover • Employee Assistance Programme • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs  •  Cycle to Work scheme •  Car Benefit scheme • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support • Volunteering days • Discretionary Bonus scheme.
You may have experience or an interest in the following: Care Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Senior Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Relief Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP or Flexible Working.

About The Company

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone.  We are a secure and growing business, and we own and manage over 38,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.
We take the time to listen to, understand and learn from our customers.  We focus on thriving as a business and employer, so we can deliver more homes and even better services.

As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please visit our website.
More about LiveWest

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone. 

We own and manage over 37,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Glo... Read more

Posted on: 05 October 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: 0870
Tags: Support Worker