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Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,255
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 13th June 2019
  • Maternity cover up to 1 year
  • V04988


Do you want to make a difference to lives of homeless and vulnerable adults in one of the UK’s most inspiring and best known faith-based organisations? Do you have the skills, motivation and experience to support these people to resettle into long term accommodation? If so this Assistant Support Worker role could be for you.

As Assistant Support Worker you will be responsible for delivering a high quality programme of support which promotes client choice and control. You will address clients’ support needs, enable them to make positive life choices and ultimately empower them to lead more sustainable lifestyles. You will complete day to day activities including administration tasks and reception duties to support the successful operation of the Lifehouse.

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of the benefits system, supported housing and the main support needs which are commonly faced by homeless and vulnerable clients
  • Knowledge of the local housing market and how to access accommodation for clients
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service and time management skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Proficiency in a range of IT packages including Microsoft
  • The ability to work within the Christian ethos of the Salvation Army

Working Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Across 7 days between 8am and 9pm. You will work a 3 week shift rota, including working 1 weekend in 3.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme, season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references and proof of right to work in the UK. Satisfactory PVG Scheme Membership required - please note candidates will be required to pay the PVG application (£59.00) or renewal (£18.00) fee.

Application notes

Closing date: 23 June 2019.

To find out more and to apply, please see the Salvation Army website.

CVs will not be accepted.

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