Support Worker

JOB SUMMARY

Browns Community Services focuses on breaking trans generational cycles and transforming the lives and wellbeing of socially excluded, disadvantaged and vulnerable people and families (18+) with multiple disadvantage

Our Intensive Support Service is working in conjunction with Windsor & Maidenhead Borough Council to provide 24- hour support to clients living in Stage 2.

You will support service users in a resettlement unit and in other locations across the borough; providing specialist support to clients with multiple disadvantages with a variety of support needs including substance use, mental health difficulties, rough sleeping, criminal justice contact and self-care issues. The service aims to deliver a high-quality accommodation-based support service. During their stay, residents are supported by an intensive support worker to address their support needs and work towards independence.

We are looking for a passionate, committed, and insightful individual, with demonstrable experience of outreach, working with clients who have complex needs. You will also be dynamic with a solution-focused approach to helping vulnerable people make positive changes in their lives.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Undertaking key-working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Manager.

· Providing structured (and unstructured) face-to-face contact with service users.

· Maintaining a state of awareness of the wellbeing and welfare of service users.

· Building supportive, trusting relationships with clients, and creating a positive atmosphere.

· Supporting service users with skills needed to work towards independent living; supporting them to learn and develop life skills such as undertaking domestic tasks, budgeting, cooking, dealing with correspondence, making phone calls, completing paperwork etc.

· Supporting service users with attending external appointments, attending court, probation etc.

· Develop and maintain links with all key agencies and service providers in the local community.

· Undertaking support work in partnership with external stakeholders to complement their interventions.

· Introducing clients to and support them to access appropriate services both within Browns Community Services and within existing provision elsewhere to unlock specific barriers to progression.

· Supporting service users to take the next steps in their progression journey and to sustain engagement with services.

· Completing initial assessments, creating, and updating action/support plans.

· Completing case notes, continuously assessing needs and potential risks, and recording service users’ progression using Outcome Stars tool model.

· Being aware of changing risk assessments and safeguarding concerns.

· Completing safeguarding and incident reporting forms and following company policies.

· Undertaking all administrative work and keeping accurate and comprehensive client records to professional standards.

· Adhering to Browns Community Services’ CIC Policies and Procedures.

· Engaging in learning and development activities to increase knowledge and skills relevant to the post.

· Attending team meeting, supervisions, and case reviews.

· Either previously have/had experience of administering it or be willing to undergo the training Naloxone

· Carrying out any other duties consistent with the grade and nature of the post as and when these are reasonably assigned.

REQUIRMENTS & SKILLS

· Applicants must have a NVQ2 qualification in Health Care or equivalent qualification/experience

· Minimum of 2 years’ experience of supporting clients with multiple needs

· A full driving license and use of a car (with Business cover insurance) is essential for this role.

· Able to work outside normal working hours i.e. attendance at occasional evening and week-end events. Able to work over public holidays.

HEALTH & SAFETY
Browns Community Services is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees and it will, so far as is reasonably practicable, establish procedures and systems necessary to implement this commitment and to comply with its statutory obligations on health and safety. It is the responsibility of each employee to familiarise themselves and comply with the organisation’s procedures and systems on health and safety.

Primary responsibilities are:

· To report all Health & Safety occurrences including potential hazards to the line manager.

· To comply with Browns Community Services Health & Safety Policy and Regulations.

· To adhere to the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures.

· To adhere to the Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy & Procedure.

· To report any safeguarding incidents or concerns immediately to your Designated Safeguarding Officer or Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer.

· To complete any Safeguarding Awareness training as required by Browns Community Services CIC

· If required for your post, undertake an enhanced DBS check, and maintain annual membership through the updating service.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIE
· Adhere to all the policies and procedures of the organisation.

· Commit to Continual Professional Development and undertake any training and development deemed necessary to fulfil criteria of post.

· Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post.

Reference ID: Maidenhead JWH ISS

Job Type: Contract

Salary: £19,500.00 to £22,000.00 /year

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Support Environment: 2 years (Required)

Location:

  • Maidenhead, Berkshire (Preferred)

Licence:

  • NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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