Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 28 October 2020
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 27 November 2020
Location: County Durham, North East England
Company: James Andrews Recruitment Solutions
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 34398

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Our client, based in County Durham is currently recruiting for a Support Worker on a temporary contract for one month. The position is due to start immediately on a part time basis of 18 hours a week from Monday - Wednesday. The hourly rate is negotiable based on experience for this position.

Duties will include (but not limited to):
• Provide support and assistance to vulnerable people in a supported housing setting or via floating support services to ensure they are safe and can develop independent living skills or retain independence
• Ensure regular contact with clients to deliver day to day support which contributes to achieving the goals set out in the support plan
• Develop and update client risk assessments as set out within the service requirements
• Carry out regular health and safety inspections of communal areas and clients home
• Liaise with customer services and technical services to ensure all repairs are reported and completed satisfactorily
• Assist tenants to understand their rights and obligations with respect to their tenancy
• Assess suitability of referrals and maintain waiting lists for services in partnership with the local authority or the principal funder of the service
• Be responsible for housing management functions in relation to letting properties, managing voids, arrears and ASB, delivering against the organisations KPI’s

Experience required:
• Must of supported vulnerable service users
• It is desirable to of worked with elderly residents
• Minimum of one years’ experience within the sector

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:
• Completed support plans and risk assessments to a high level
• Provided housing management advice to tenants
• Dealt with tenancy agreements

Working hours:
• 18 hours per week over three days
• Monday – Wednesday, however this could be flexible

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

For further information on the position, please contact Rachel Birbeck or Beth Hodson on 0113-816 0098 or please email enquiries to

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

KEYWORDS: Scheme Manager; Extra Care Coordinator; Support Coordinator; Supported Housing; Sheltered Housing Officer; Sheltered Housing; Support Worker

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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