Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £17,745 – £17,872
  • Oxgangs Project, 8 Oxgangs Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st January 2019


  • Advertised from 7th January 2019
  • HH19/003

Role

The Service

Oxgangs Project is a 24/7 temporary supported accommodation service located in Oxgangs Street, Edinburgh. Our 17 service users are male homeless individuals with a variety of support needs including substance misuse and mental health issues. The building consists of 7 service user shared flats and a staff resource.

The Job

Our main aim is to move service users on from the project and resettle them in the community in a permanent housing option suited to their needs. This is achieved by building supportive relationships with service users and assisting them to tackle the issues that led to their homelessness. The post involves working to a rota that involves backshifts and weekend working.

The Candidate

You should be confident in dealing with a homeless client group and have compassion and understanding for the issues homeless people face. You should also either hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or have the willingness to undertake study to achieve this.

All successful candidates will be required to obtain registration with the SSSC within 6 months of taking up the post. For more information about registration please visit sssc.uk.com/registration

Application notes

Application packs for this position can be obtained via one of the following: -

Telephone: 01382 564727 (quote the job reference)

Email: recruitment@hillcrestha.org.uk (quote the job reference)

Online: hillcrest.org.uk/gowrie-care/about-us/careers

Please note we do not accept CVs or approaches from Recruitment Agencies