Support Worker - Merthyr Tydfil

Recruiter
Orange Recruitment
Location
Merthyr Tydfil
Salary
£19430 to £24174 per annum
Posted
05 May 2017
Expires
02 Jun 2017
Ref
OR/A/SW0517
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Support Worker Merthyr Tydfil
Salary £19430 to £24174 per annum

Our client has a temporary full-time vacancy for a Street Smarts Support Worker in Merthyr Tydfil. The post is based at Garth Villas Hostel and also Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. The post is initially for 6 months with a potential to making the position permanent on review.

Person Specification

Knowledge and understanding of:

Essential

  • Issues around homelessness

  • Supporting People Programme Grant and outcomes framework

  • Benefits System

  • Equal Opportunities

  • Personal development of vulnerable people

Desirable

  • Housing (Wales) Act 2014

  • Social Care and Well-being Act

Experience

Essential

  • Working with vulnerable people

  • Working with challenging people

  • Developing individual support plans

Desirable

  • Substance misuse issues

  • Mental Health Issues

  • Working with ex-offenders

Skills

Essential

  • Full driving licence and access to a car

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • How to work effectively with vulnerable people

  • Report and letter writing

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Good administration skills

Abilities

Essential

  • To work productively within a team

  • To work on own initiative

  • To work under supervision

  • To be able to motivate service users into positive lifestyles

  • To develop positive relationships with other agencies, colleagues, clients and partner organisations.

  • To work under pressure and meet set targets

Attitudes

Essential

  • Commitment to working with homeless and vulnerable people

  • To have a commitment to improving opportunities and options for their client group in relation to lifestyles and career options

  • To be creative and enthusiastic in the carrying out of the post

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

Closing Date: midday on 2nd of June 2017