Job description

Location:  Kings Ripton Court Lifehouse 

Working Hours: 38.5 hours per week

Contract:  Permanent

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

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Job Summary:

The role of the Support Worker with The Salvation Army is critical to providing a personalised support service for vulnerable, young adults. You will play an active part in planning and delivering a high-quality support service promoting client choice enabling residents to learn new skills, make positive life choices and achieve independent accommodation.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of Support Worker is an inspirational one and key to achieving successful outcomes for residents. You will provide one to one support for several residents agreeing together a support plan including a risk assessment designed to enable each young person to achieve their full potential and play an active part in the community. Part of your role is also participating in the delivery of a structured basic life skills programme enabling and empowering residents to live independently.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Good listening skills
  • Patience and understanding of young vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness
  • Understanding of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
  • Proactive and confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships with vulnerable residents whilst maintaining strict professional boundaries
  • A personal passion for working with young people, understanding the challenges this brings and embracing the positives
  • Willingness to work within the team, with a hands-on approach wherever needed
  • A passion to see lives transformed
  • I n order to complete your application please download and read the job profile attachment on the left.

    In the job profile you will find the criteria required for the role please make sure that you address this in your supporting statement.

    Appointment subject to Satisfactory References, Proof of right to work in the UK and Enhanced DBS with Barred List Check.

    As a disability confident scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

    Please note that we do not consider C.V’s. Promoting equality in the workplace.

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