Support Assistant - Merthyr Tydfil Hostel

7 days left

Recruiter
Orange Recruitment
Location
Merthyr Tydfil
Salary
£15,807 to £17,072 per annum
Posted
05 May 2017
Expires
02 Jun 2017
Ref
OR/A/SA0517
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Support Assistant - Merthyr Tydfil Hostel
Salary £15,807 to £17,072 per annum.

Our client is offering a full-time temporary post for a Support Assistant for a period of 6 months potentially leading to a permanent post on review. The post will initially be based in Garth Villas, but you could be potentially required to work in either of their other hostels in Pontypridd or Merthyr.

Person Specification

Knowledge and understanding of:
Essential

  • Issues around homelessness
  • Equal Opportunities

Desirable

  • Benefits system

Experience
Essential

  • Working with vulnerable people

Desirable

  • Substance misuse issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Working with ex-offenders
  • Working in a supported housing setting

Skills
Essential

  • Full driving licence and access to a car
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good standard of literacy
  • Ability to use Outlook email, calendar, internet services and good standard of IT skills.
  • Good administration skills

Desirable

  • How to work effectively with vulnerable people

Abilities
Essential

  • To work productively within a team
  • To work on own initiative
  • To be able to be pro-active and encourage activity involvement.
  • Ability to cope with volatile situations
  • Excellent communication skills and confident to pass on good advice and skills.

Attitudes
Essential

  • Commitment to working with homeless and vulnerable people
  • To have a commitment to improving opportunities and options for the client group in relation to lifestyles and career options
  • To have a commitment to the forwarding of Equal Opportunities
  • To have a can-do-attitude to encourage and motivate others
  • To be creative and enthusiastic in the carrying out of the post

Applications should be by attaching a CV and covering letter.
Your letter should detail how you meet the person specification for the post.

 

The post requires a full driving licence, access to a car and appropriate business insurance.

Please return your completed applications by midday on the 2nd June 2017.