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Female Floating Support Worker – Bristol

  • Bristol, Bristol, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Gurmail Singh
  • £11 - £13

An excellent opportunity has been made available by an established Housing provider in Bristol for a Female Floating Support worker working with vulnerable women in a supported living setting.

The vacancy is initially for 3-4 months 37.5 hours a week on a 9-5 basis. The pay rate is £12.00 per hour on Umbrella.

The Role

  • As a Floating Support worker, you will need provide support to women so they can sustain their existing accommodation or to re settle into new accommodation.
  • You will need to provide support to women living in the housing providers flats in management to support them to develop independent living skills and to move on into longer term accommodation.
  • You will be required to provide outreach, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support enabling women in the community to safely maintain their current accommodation, access alternative housing, welfare benefits, legal advice and support services.
  • Part of your role will be to provide support as part of an integrated approach, by working closely with specialist statutory and/or voluntary agencies such as mental health, criminal justice, homelessness, drug or alcohol services to ensure access and engagement with other services is maximised, according to the agreed support package.

You will need to champion service user empowerment and involvement by ensuring the clients services:

  • Are accessible to all potential service users
  • Value and respect service users as the experts of their experience
  • Work in strength-based and solution-focused ways with clients
  • Facilitate agreed actions into practice and
  • Use service user feedback and involvement to improve our service
  • Have a Think Family approach.

You will be required to liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups to ensure the best access to services and meaningful community engagement for service users.

You will need to carry out a financial assessment for each service user assisting them to maximise their income, address debts and support them to make appropriate welfare benefit claims.

Part of your role will be to work closely and co-operatively with the Housing Workers to ensure that accommodation standards are maintained including reporting to the Housing Worker repairs, furniture and equipment replacement and health and safety concerns.

As an Floating Support Worker, you will need to carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible.

Part of your role will be, in conjunction with the service user/family complete the empowerment star and draw up a support plan.

Ensure your work with service users is recovery focused and strengths based, supporting women in a creative, consistent and assertive way to ensure positive outcomes are achieved.

Review the support plan regularly and record changes agreed.

You will need to sign up new licensees / tenants using the agreed occupancy agreement, advise residents on rights and obligations of the agreement including responsibilities around payment of rent and support women to settle into their accommodation.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be able to work 37.5 hours a week on a 9-5 basis
  • Have a driving license, access to a car and business insurance on their car
  • Be part of the on-call rota within Bristol every 8-12 weeks, for a week at a time
  • Enhanced DBS will be required.

This is an urgent requirement by the client, so therefore if you feel this is the perfect role for you to showcase your skill set then please get in touch right away.

*Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement)

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