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Support Worker

Employer: Home Group

  • Reference: 162383
  • Published on: Wed 04/01/2017 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/02/2017 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £16,132 - £16,700
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Birmingham
Support Worker
Permanent 37.5 hrs
Salary starts at £16,132 to £16,700 per annum rising to £18,000,

 
Whose life have you changed today?
 
Home Group's Care and Support services change and save thousands of vulnerable people's lives every single day.  Within our inspirational Care and Support team, each individual colleague truly makes a real difference, working together to support our clients to make aspirational and life-long changes.  Join us and see what an amazing difference you can make at work every single day!
 
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring Family Support Worker like you (known internally by us as Support Worker – Level 2) to join our service, Birmingham mental health carers support service, we provide a wide range of information, advice, one to one and group/peer support to mental health carers throughout Birmingham. Carers can be of any age including young carers (those aged 4-17 years old) the role you are applying for will primarily working with young carers, young adults and families so it is imperative you have skills in this area or extensive knowledge working with young people. The cared for individual will need to be registered with a Birmingham GP (NHS Birmingham Cross City, Sandwell and West Birmingham and Birmingham South and Central).  
The service provides person-centred support based on needs identified by the carer. These may include health and wellbeing support: advice and support to engage with clinicians and services: information about mental health issues: support around social issues including employment, housing, finances and supported access to opportunities for social engagement.    

 
An experienced Support Worker or Assistant Project Worker, you’ll help change lives for the better by assisting in delivering identified tasks based upon clients’ individual needs and aspirations, as identified within their personal support plans.  You’ll liaise with external agencies and work closely with our Senior Support Workers too in assessing and engaging support for our clients.  Together you will really make a difference, empowering our clients to develop the independent living skills they need to successfully move on with a positive future.    
 
It’s really important to us that you have time to what you are really care about; changing clients lives for the better.  So to free up your time, you’ll be given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don’t have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go.  You’ll also be paid between clients visit and for your mileage too.  
 
A bit about us
 
We are one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services.  Through Stonham our Care and Support services, we make a real different to the lives of 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.  Join us and be part of an organisation that changes thousands of vulnerable peoples’ lives for the better every single day.
 
A bit about you
 
We want someone like you, with the passion and motivation for helping vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives.  To flourish in the role, you’ll have a practical understanding of safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality and support plans. You’ll be great at managing your own time, working on your own initiative, have strong communication skills and be able to positively influence people from all different backgrounds.  It’s important to us that you have the compassion and empathy to work with vulnerable people in a housing related social care setting and we do need you to also have good IT skills too.
 
We’ll be impressed if you have knowledge of this sector, our client group and experience of working with hard to reach clients, but don’t worry as we’ll also develop your skills in this too.   

 

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for. 
 
You’ll be impressed with our fantastic rewards and benefits package.  Click  here  and find out more…
 
Want to apply?
 
Great, all you need to do now is upload a covering letter and your CV. Please do include a covering letter with your CV as otherwise we won’t be able to review your application.  We really want to know more about what you will bring to the role, your experience and for you to tell us how you live our values every day.  To help, we’ve created a template for both which you can download in the careers section of our website and if you are viewing the vacancy on our current vacancies page by clicking here.
 
You can also view the full job description for the role by visiting our vacancies page or if you are already on our site by clicking here.

 
Make yourself at Home
 
We have a big role to play in tackling prejudice and discrimination.  We want you to be yourself at Home Group and we value everything that makes you unique.  We recognise and celebrate your differences and together we make Home Group a special and great place to live and to work.
Home Group’s values: Caring   |   commercial   |   accountable   |   energised

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