Support Worker

Housing First Walsall

Salary – £21,548.8 per annum

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Full Time 35 hours

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord now provides over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people, we deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year and have a geographical reach from Newcastle upon Tyne to Salisbury, Wiltshire. We have a staff team of approx. 4,000 people.

The GreenSquareAccord story is about building better lives. GreenSquareAccord is committed to building more homes and providing more care and support to more people, whilst still delivering the locally-focused services to the people who need them most.

Everything we do comes back to people – whether that`s providing a good quality, safe home, helping someone to live an independent life, addressing social injustice and equality and everything else in between.

Our vision for GreenSquareAccord is to be an organisation where people can enjoy happiness, health and prosperity.

About Housing First

Instead of providing homeless individuals with temporary or emergency accommodation and supporting them whilst they find a permanent home, the Housing First Model flips this around and aims to provide permanent accommodation first before creating an intensive personalised support plan to help individuals get back on their feet.

About the role

As a Support Worker you will provide person centred support to our service users to help them to retain their tenancy in line with the principles of the Housing First model. You will manage a caseload of up to 7 individuals who are likely to have a diverse range of support needs.

Your working days will vary depending on the needs of your service users. Your day might be spent accompanying someone to attend appointments, carrying out well-being checks or liaising with other agencies to facilitate access to support.

For more information about the responsibilities of this role, please read through the Job Description which you will find attached to the advert on GreenSquareAccord`s website.

This role is fixed term due to maternity cover.

About you

Ideally, you will have experience in housing, social care, criminal justice or a related field and knowledge of Housing First principles and philosophy. Above all, you will understand the importance of treating individuals with respect and be non-judgmental.

A Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role as you will be required to travel and work across all sites within the service delivery area.

We can offer you:

  • A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams
  • The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress with us
  • A generous package of terms and conditions, including:

    Guaranteed contracted hours
    Occupational sick pay
    Free DBS check
    A `refer a friend` £250 payment

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