We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service in Hamilton to assist and support vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project and/or in the community. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The project is part of a 3 site service. The Blantyre site provides supported accommodation for individuals aged 16+ who are homeless young people/adults and care experienced young people. It consists of 11 beds (6 x 1 bed self-contained flats and 5 x bedsits).
The post will involve 2 rota shifts per week and every 4th week there will be a 3rd shift.
Typical shift pattern is a mixture of early, mid and late shifts.
You will have an HNC or SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.