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Support Worker (Floating Support)

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Closes: 12 Dec 2020
Braithwaite Road, GB £8.82 per hour.
Permanent & Full-time 2112821348

Support Worker (Floating Support)

Salary: £8.82 per hour.

Location: Braithwaite Road

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 23 November 2020

Job Reference: LHGYY563726

Our customers need your support.

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

Our Mental Health team in Birmingham is now looking for a Floating Support Worker to join their team as they improve lives each day. There are two roles available for you. These offer either a 30 hr or 37.5 working week across a 7 day rota.

In this role you will be travelling across Birmingham meeting a variety of customers meaning you will need to be comfortable with lone working and travelling across the city. You will be working with customers who have mental health support requirements.

When you join us we will provide you with the necessary training to be successful and personal protective equipment relevant to your role too.

Each day you will deliver individual support which reflects the different customer needs. You will be assessing, support planning and completing ongoing reviews. You'll be comfortable in providing practical and emotional support and understand how to tailor this to different customers. This role will also require domiciliary care to be undertaken.

You work will help improve lives by empowering our customers to take control of their lives and through helping them access opportunities for education, training and employment. You will also help these individuals to network at a challenging time.

About You

You will ideally possess a passion for working in the support sector or mental health sector and will have a genuine desire to further the life chances of individuals with mental health issues. Daily you will be helping individuals to live more independently and seeing their progress.

Working as our Floating Support Worker you will have a passion for helping people to complete tasks like paying bills, shopping and embedding themselves into their local communities. You'll be comfortable working with both male and female customers and helping support them where their needs may be complex.

You'll ideally have experience in providing structured support to customers and undertaking their risk assessments and using your excellent communication skills to build relationships with them. Managing your own case or workload is second nature and you can demonstrate you have a natural ability to do so.

If you do not have experience, then a hunger to learn will be needed and we will support you with all relevant training to be successful

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 23rd November
Interview date TBC - Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams

Longhurst Group

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