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Would you like to work for a charity that puts patients and families first? Our support service offers emotional support, information and guidance to anyone affected in any way by a brain tumour diagnosis.
Brain Tumour Support is seeking 3 Support Professionals to cover the following three areas:
1. Oxford and the surrounding areas, within reasonable travel time of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
2. Devon and Cornwall, but post holder must be based within reasonable travel time of Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
3. Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and Somerset
Hours, salary and working base:
- Flexible working between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening work.
- To Cover the following areas:
- Oxford and surrounding areas – 28 hours (2 year fixed term contract); Salary: £16,871.20 (35hrs= £21,089)
- Devon and Cornwall – 28 hours; Salary: £16871.20 (35hrs= £21,089)
- Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and Somerset – 35 hours or 0.5 WTE job share; Salary: £21,089
- Working from home but within reasonable travelling distance of major hospitals where drop in support clinics may be held and for meeting clinical professionals. Once the COVID situation allows, travel to the Head Office in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire will be required from time to time.
- Providing support to clients via telephone, email, text, social media, zoom one to one sessions, zoom topical sessions and zoom support groups. Travel across the region will occasionally be necessary when face to face support resumes so a full driving licence is required.
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated, well-organised, efficient and resourceful
- Emotionally resilient, empathetic, kind and able to relate positively to people
- Someone who is comfortable talking to individuals experiencing difficult times
- Have the ability to build good working relationships with families, clinical professionals and stakeholders.
You will have experience of supporting someone with a life limiting or life threatening illness; an understanding of the impact of a brain tumour diagnosis; an understanding and experience of general supporting practices coupled with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills; experience of working as part of a team and on your own; experience of both group facilitation and offering one to one support. You will be working with vulnerable adults so boundaries and confidentiality are vitally important.
5pm Friday 14th January 2022
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 31st January 2022 via Zoom.
Queries? Who to contact:
If you have any queries regarding the post, please contact us and we will respond to your email from Tuesday 4th January 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to work within the Stepdown Housing Provision in Oxford City.
We are looking for a support worker who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people for a two week period on discharge from hospital – this includes people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.
Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.
- In house training package
- 30 days annual leave
- Pension contribution
- Access to our Employee Assistance programme
What you’ll be doing
The Stepdown Support Worker is responsible for managing a case load, providing support to help people gain suitable accommodation or return to their own properties. We work with a wide range of people who are homeless/vulnerably housed including people with mental health, drug and alcohol issues and offending behaviour.
Key Aspects of the service/responsibilities
- Supporting people temporarily placed within Connection Stepdown Housing provision
- Facilitating service users’ integration into their local community
- Preventing homeless people returning to the streets
- Supporting people who are vulnerably housed to return home
- Ensuring clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits
- Ensuring that mental health/addiction issues are addressed
- Building on service users’ resilience to maintain their tenancy or secure new housing
- Building on life skills to live independently.
Key outcomes for clients
We help clients to:
- Maintain dignity, independence, and control, and be treated as equal citizens
- Make a positive contribution and feel purposeful and empowered
- Source new accommodation or to return to their own properties
- Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being
- Cope effectively with difficult life events
- Access services including digital services and support when needed
What you’ll need
To be well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills, with the ability to remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have a good understanding of support planning processes. What’s more, you're contributing to monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.
The full Job Description and Person specification is available on our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Pact is a highly respected independent charity, working across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoner’s children and families, to prisoners and those who have resettled back into the community. Our work is founded on core values, the first of which is a belief in the innate dignity of every human being, and our work focusses on human relationships, family and community. We are committed to achieving high standards of quality in all that we do.
Position: Family Support Worker
Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part Time, 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £18,525 FTE per annum ( £9,262.50 per annum actual)
Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2022
Interview date: TBC
As Family Support Worker you will provide support to families visiting loved ones in the Visitor Centre, visitor centre services; play and children’s services; and a catering service.
To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable capacity to work in hours a broad service, as well as experience and understanding of working with families in a challenging multi-agency environment, ideally involving offenders and/or their families. You will also have excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a demanding work load. You will have the ability to contribute to planning and development of Pact’s family work and also have knowledge of safeguarding/child protection practice. Furthermore you will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in build partnerships with a range of agencies.
What Pact Offer:
Pact offer a wide range of employee benefits including free confidential advice and counselling service, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, eye care vouchers, generous annual leave plus more. You will have the opportunity to attend internal training events to further develop yourself as an effective support work and you will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the requirements of this post please complete an application form by clicking the `apply now` button.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Rehabilitation, Family Services, Advocacy, Mentor, Mentoring, Not for Profit, NFP, etc.
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Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in Oxford?
About the roles
We have some exciting opportunities for people to join the team in Oxford working with vulnerable adults with complex needs who are experiencing homelessness. Working within Housing First or Complex Needs you will work with a person centred approach to support clients in their own homes as well as in the community, you will build and maintain effective relationships with local partner agencies to support clients throughout their recovery.
The Housing First Service is an innovative approach to supporting the most, excluded and hard to reach clients. It focuses on finding housing first; and then addressing the issues that have contributed to an individual’s homelessness. In the role of Housing First Worker you will be responsible for a caseload of clients and deliver ongoing and intensive support to help your clients set up their home, with the overall goal of supporting them to sustain their tenancy and achieve individual goals and aspirations.
As a Complex Needs Worker you will alongside the Navigator and local services to support a caseload of clients in the community to achieve long term sustained outcomes around health, housing, employment and training. You will use specialist interventions and advice to support some of the most marginalised people in the community.
These roles will suit motivated, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives, as well as:
- The ability to work independently when required and to manage your own caseload with a proactive and innovative approach to your work and to work flexibly in order to provide ‘tailored support’ to meet clients individual needs and aspirations.
- An understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerable people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services.
- Good communication skills and the ability to work with others, the ability to manage complex behaviours and to deal with people who may be in a difficult personal or emotional situation.
- The ability to empower individuals to make positive changes and a willingness to develop these valuable skills.
- Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to rebuild their lives.
To view individual job descriptions please click on the ‘document available’ tab.
How to apply
Still not sure? Why not find out more about Oxford job opportunities by joining us for a virtual session between 7-8pm on 19 January 2022 where you can hear from St Mungo’s staff and get involved in our Q&A. Find out more about how to join our virtual session on the St Mungo's carees page
Closing date for applications: 10am on 24 January 2022
Interview and assessments on: 2-4 February 2022
When you’re ready to apply, you should review the 6 Application questions and start your online application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ Button on the advert page.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
- We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
- Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.
Pay and Other Benefits
- For these roles staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for unsocial hours worked as part of a day shift after 8pm or before 8am Monday to Friday as well as for all hours during day shifts worked on Saturday and Sunday.
- St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff. St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
Are you passionate about providing children with a safe and secure place to live?
Do you share our vision to offer the highest standard of care , every day ?
Barnardo's is seeking to recruit experienced, caring and committed Children 's Residential Care Workers to join our day time team at Summerfield Residential Children 's Home. Residential Care Workers provide direct care , support , guidance, and nurture to the children in our care .
Summerfield is a nurturing , caring , and safe home for six children aged between 5 and 18 years. The service is staffed 24 hours a day by a dedicated team working on a shift basis.
The children and young people living at Summerfield have different learning, physical and emotional needs, including health and social needs, and behaviours that can challenge . We support them to grow, learn, and to develop their skills, confidence , and independence . Our vision is to build happy and healthy childhoods and support every child to thrive. We know that providing a calm, caring and secure environment is essential to each child 's well-being and development .
The role: Our Children 's Residential Care Workers perform a critical role within Summerfield and are a vital part of the team . As a Children 's Residential Care Worker, you will work closely with shift leaders and managers to implement care plans and strategies around each child . You will work with the rest of the team to ensure the children are cared for and safe, and that Summerfield offers each child a nurturing and secure place to live.
To be successful in this role you will have a range of skills and abilities , and most importantly you will enjoy the challenges and rewards of working with children and young people with additional needs. You will share our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment , maintaining the highest standards of care .
Working arrangements : Various shifts are available . You will start and finish each shift with a handover with other day or night time staff and shift leaders. The service is managed by a Registered Manager and two Team Managers.
Qualification : You will ideally hold a level 3 qualification in health and social care , childcare, or similar. If you are looking to develop your skills, willingness to complete a level 3 qualification whilst working at Summerfield will be required.
Please contact Helen Boxall on 07584271541 or helen. [email protected] .org.uk if you would like an informal conversation .
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification , Job Description and Additional Information Sheet attached to this advert.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements .