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Retained On-Call Support Worker

Posted: 15 Sep 2020 Closes: 17 Dec 2020
Acorn /Grimsby £493.48 annual retention fee plus £9.49 per hour.
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/548728

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.

The Role

Here at Longhurst Group we want to deliver a range of much-needed homes and vital support services while focusing on our vision to improve the lives of our customers and communities. The main role of the on call support worker is to be able to provide support to the allocated member of staff on our emergency and out of hours, weekend service.

You’ll help to provide verbal reports and record where necessary, ensure effective communication and continuity of service and attend regular briefings equivalent to a minimum of one hour weekly to be updated on progress and issues within the homelessness project. For this role you will require a vehicle.


About You

You will ideally be able to demonstrate experience of working with homelessness with supported housing or social care settings being advantageous. You'll ideally hold a level 2  in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards this. Safeguarding knowledge would also be beneficial to your application.

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).

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 17th December
Interview date - Remote interviews will be held via Skype/ MS Teams or WhatsApp Video, tbc

Longhurst Group

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