Support Worker

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st August 2021

  • Advertised from 15th July 2021
  • 39 hours per week. Rate of pay: £9.50 per hour. Contract terms: Permanent
  • HH21/095


The Service:

Our Services provide care and support twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, within our three temporary supported accommodation services located across Edinburgh.

We support both male and female individuals who are homeless, and have a variety of support needs, including substance misuse and mental health.

The Role:

As a Support Worker you will:

· Move individuals on from the projects and resettle them in the community in a permanent housing option suited to their needs;

· Build supportive relationships with individuals and external parties to tackle the issues that led to homelessness and support them to live an independent life in a new home;

· Provide support to individuals to enable them to achieve their goals and work on the areas of their lives that they want to change and, or learn or re-learn skills.

You Will:

· Be confident in dealing with a homeless client group and have compassion and understanding for the issues homeless people face;

· Have good timekeeping, time-management and organisational skills;

· Work to a rota that involves backshifts and weekend working;

· Hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or have the ability and willingness to undertake study to achieve this;

· Be required to obtain registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within six months of taking up the post.

Application notes

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