Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 28 September 2021
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Additional salary information: FUEL ALLOWANCE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 28 October 2021
Location: Moseley, Birmingham
Company: Midlands Housing
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Staff 1

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No experience necessary, full training provided. MUST HAVE OWN CAR

• To provide support to people on a one to one basis in their shared accommodation and in the local community, in accordance with the agreed support plan.
• To support service users to maintain a lifestyle which reflects their personal preferences. To support service users to access educational, sport and a variety of social opportunities.
• To ensure service users have maximum input with the implementation of their support plan.
• To work according to agreed support plans for the benefit of each individual.
• To safeguard service users from danger harm and abuse.
• To report and document any concerns you may have about service user’s health and well-being.
• To enable service users to be treated as valued individuals of society, empowering their human rights.
• To document and report all untoward occurrences to your immediate manager.
• To support service users to become active members of their local and wider community.
• To support service users to attend Medical Health Appointments.
• To support service users to build on and improve all aspects of their daily living skills.
• To assist service users in the management of their personal finances, including budgeting, making transactions and saving.
• To have a responsibility to your own and others health and safety whilst at work.
• Carrying out individual risk assessments to ensure any risks are identified and referrals to support agencies made if necessary
• Regular welfare checks to ensure safety and well-being of tenants.
• Assistance in sustaining all aspects of the tenancy
• Signposting and accessing support from other services e.g. budgeting support; assistance with debt management from voluntary agencies; accessing support to assist with alcohol/substance related matters.
• Assistance in claiming/managing housing benefit application
• Advice and assistance on using equipment within the property
• Advice and assistance regarding security of the tenants’ home
• Monitoring and signposting for social services care services
• Arranging repairs to communal areas, including fixtures and fittings
• Information and advice to tenants relating to use of communal areas.

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