Relief Night Support Worker - Wrexham

Contract:
Contract
Category:
Part Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
North Wales
Location:
Wrexham
Salary description:
£8.29 per hour
Posted:
09/12/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
Relief_NWrexham

Relief Night Support Worker

Reports To: Project Manager

Term: Relief

Based At: Wrexham

Salary: £8.29  per annum, pro rata

Hours of work: 12 hour shifts, as and when required

Closing Date: 11 Dec 2019 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity delivering innovative housing and support services to homeless and vulnerably housed people. The Organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff and now supports around 8000 people a year across Wales. Our work falls into four principal areas:

1. Residential supported housing projects, including direct access hostels, emergency night shelters and accommodation for people with specific issues such as substance misuse, youth services etc.

2. Floating (Tenancy) support projects in which we support people who have tenancy difficulties, sometimes with a contributing health or other need, and are in danger of losing their homes.

3. Prevention or intervention projects supplied through Homelessness Prevention Grant funding which are a broad range of services that prevent homelessness or make life better for homeless people.

4. Participation and Progression services, which are embedded in all our projects enhancing support through providing opportunities for Service Users to take an active part in their community. These services include those designed to enable people to move into meaningful activities including employment and training opportunities.

The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The projects are located in Wrexham and work with Service Users, some of whom have complex needs. The service provides residential support with the aim of meeting individual's needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on. The projects also provide housing related support within people's homes or in the community. The projects are funded through the Support People Programme Grant and are required to meet the Welsh Government's National Outcomes Framework. The Framework's four main aims are:

- Promoting Personal and Community Safety

- Promoting Independence and Control

- Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control

- Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To provide a proactive night time presence across the projects and to promote quiet and peaceful occupation of its residents/visitors. To respond to disturbances, emergencies and other housing management functions according to procedure and provide ad-hoc support to residents in response to demand. To assist with the organisations lone working and arrangement of out of hours resources.

The role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of Homelessness Law, the Criminal Justice System and the DWP Benefits.
  • Basic knowledge of substance misusse and its effects on people, their families and their communities.
  • Basic knowledge of how complex needs including mental health can affect individuals and their vulnerability.

Experience

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a persona perspective).
  • Experience of delivery support is desirable.
  • Experience of recording your work in paper or digital systems is desirable.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle not essential.
  • Ability to communication in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

There are no set interview dates at this time.

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Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
11/12/2019

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