Support Worker (Housing First)

  • Full time
  • £20,164 – £20,970
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 25th November 2020


  • Advertised from 11th November 2020
  • Fixed Term - Two Year Contract. 35 hours per week.

Role

Transform Forth Valley is offering this post in conjunction with Falkirk’s Housing First Service which is a test of change and will initially be targeting single people who are rough sleeping, homeless or at imminent risk of rough sleeping; they may present as challenging and difficult, and are likely to have multiple and complex needs which make finding, securing and maintaining accommodation impossible or extremely difficult.

The Housing First Support Worker will work alongside the Project Worker acting as the key worker for a small group of Housing First tenants providing a co-ordinated approach to support service users that have had multiple exclusions to sustain their housing first tenancy. The Support Worker will assist the service user with their person-centred care plan to address and resolve issues that have contributed to their chaotic lifestyles.

Staff will work to engage service users who have a history of disengaging from services, using a variety of techniques and approaches to build a relationship and develop a person-centred support plan. Staff will meet the service users’ needs first in supporting them to reach their identified goals, make informed decisions, and achieve a greater level of stability and independence. The successful applicant will work alongside multi-disciplinary partner agencies who will be there to provide additional advice and support to service users as agreed in their person-centred support plan.

Further details of the role can be found within the Job Description and Person Specification document, which can be found at the end of the Job Advert.

Organisational Profile

Transform Forth Valley is a Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC 033772).

Transform Forth Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed, and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Senior Management Team consisting of a Chief Executive and a Head of Service.

Transform Forth Valley offer a wide range of services to support individuals and families who are impacted by substance misuse and/or societal, financial or health inequalities.

Transform Forth Valley is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live a more fulfilled life. We work with partners to actively challenge inequalities and to achieve sustainable change.

You can find out more about Transform Forth Valley here: transformfv.org.uk

Application notes

Application Closing Date: 12pm – 25/11/2020

Interview Date: 04/12/2020 – please note that this will be via Microsoft Teams video call

Please send completed Application, Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Criminal Convictions Declaration Forms to hr@transformfv.org.uk

If, however you wish to return your Application, Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Criminal Convictions Declaration Forms by post, please send to: HR, Transform Forth Valley, Unit 2, Block 7, Cooperage Business Village, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP.

For an informal chat about the post please contact, Claire Hughes, Service Manager on 07309 780 912.


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