Support/Relief Workers - Women’s Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £21,677
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th May 2021


  • Advertised from 9th April 2021
  • £18,525 - £21,677 SW1/SW2 (FTE based on a 37.5hr week) HOURS: Working on a rota basis including overnight (waking andsleepover) and weekend shifts

Role

People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Are you as passionate as we are about providing high quality, safe accommodation to women experiencing homelessness? If the answer is yes we are looking for you to join us and work within a fast-paced dedicated team who have a woman-centred approach that focuses on safety and recovery.

We have full and part-time vacancies for support workers based in our women’s housing support services in Glasgow. We also have opportunities to join our relief staff team. Relief hours are based on service delivery needs and offer an exciting chance to build your experience and skills in social care, these roles are ideally suited to students and those who can be flexible with their time and availability.

We will also consider applicants looking to work on a permanent night shift basis.

Job Purpose

The women who enter our housing support services, often have multiple experiences of abuse and disadvantage, including childhood abuse, domestic and sexual violence and exploitation through prostitution including coercion and control. They may have physical and mental health problems, criminal records and experience of street homelessness, any combination of which can lead to learned survival and coping strategies that can often be a barrier to accessing and benefiting from support services.

Our aim is to provide a safe place that accepts women as they are whilst supporting them to identify goals and find ways of moving forward and away from the harm they live with. You will report to the Head of Women’s Services and work in harmony with all other teams within the women’s service as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outwardly to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.

Application notes

An Job Description and Application Form are available to download below.

Applicants apply by completing the application and sending it to jobs@simonscotland.org

Closing date: 10th May


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