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Floating Support Worker

Posted: 3 Nov 2020 Closes: 29 Nov 2020
Sleaford £9.49ph
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/562363

Sleaford Foyer needs you - Can you commute?

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

Our Sleaford Foyer is now looking for a floating support worker to join our team in improving lives. This role is offered on a 29.5 hour week basis. 

The Role 

Do you want to work for a company where you can make a difference?

Here at Longhurst Group we want to deliver excellent Support Services which are both individualised and customer-led, promoting wellbeing and support for service users. Sleaford Housing related support service offers accommodation and support for homeless people aged 18 and over. Many of the residents will have complex long term support needs and staff need to be resilient, creative and able to work with behaviour that may be challenging. Our staff provide support with, and access to specialist agencies, healthcare, benefits advice, employment, education, training and other support services.

As a Floating Support Worker you will help to improve lives by:


  • Ensuring the delivery of individual support, reflective of different customer needs through assessment, support planning and ongoing review.
  • Ensuring practical and emotional support when working with customers who may have complex needs is customer led, strength based and person-centred
  • Promoting choice and ensuring customers are fully involved in identifying their needs and planning their own support and development of the service provided. 
  • Providing a holistic service that supports independent living skills and accommodation tenancy sustainment. 
  • Advocating for the customers in a way which empowers them to take control of their lives. 
  • Establishing through customer involvement any opportunities for education, training and employment and ensure access to relevant external support services. .
  • Monitoring progress as customers move towards independence, keep relevant records, provide statistical information on progress and prepare written reports as required

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for working in the support sector and will have a genuine desire to further the life chances of young people. We are looking for a Floating Support Worker who will go that extra mile whilst working as part of a team.

As a Floating Support Worker you will:


  • Have experience and understanding of professional boundaries and be able to support vulnerable individuals from diverse backgrounds whose support needs are complex.
  • Be confident to deal sensitively with issues that may affect them and respect confidentiality
  • Have experience of delivering structured support to clients and undertaking risk assessments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have experience of managing anti-social behaviour and positive behaviour support. 
  • An ability to manage your own caseload and be comfortable with key working.

Our Offer

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.

If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…

How to apply

For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.

Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements (4000 characters!) to really show us your talents. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.

Vetting Requirements

(The important things – Naturally we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer) and an Enhanced DBS Check.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 29th November. 
Interview date TBC - Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams


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