Floating Support Worker

Redbridge, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS140921_1631630413
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-09-14
  • Location: Redbridge, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for two Floating Support Workers, to work in the Ilford area. The service provides flexible housing related support to vulnerable adults in order to enable service users to continue to live independently within their own home.

The aim of the service is to provide quick and responsive interventions that prevent tenancy breakdown, improves quality of life and promotes independence.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Cover is required initially on a temporary basis with the potential to become permanent.

In this position, you will be expected to;

  • Hold a flexible caseload of key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans with a focus on tenancy sustainment and homelessness prevention
  • Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
  • Arrange and carry out formal case reviews. Reviews are client led and should predominately take place in the community
  • Receive referrals to assess clients for their edibility for the service
  • Support individuals to work towards gaining greater independence through participation, at service and organisation level and within the wider community.
  • Work with clients to identify activities that they would like to take part in to prepare them for independence and move through & include in needs assessment and action plans
  • Take part in running activities or small groups in response to identified client needs or as part of a project wide programme of group work.
  • Support clients that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements.

To apply for this role, you must have;

  • Experience of working with those suffering from mental health issues, homelessness, substance misuse issues, offending and/or challenging behaviour
  • A working knowledge of being able to support clients into supported accommodation and/or other floating support services
  • An understanding of Housing and other related legislation
  • Ability to effectively liaise with a range of service providers and agencies in order to establish or improve services for clients
  • The ability to motivate people to move towards an appropriate level of independence and inclusion
  • Experience of supporting clients to carry out tasks such as budgeting, calculating benefit entitlements and understanding rent arrears
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people presenting significant levels of need and risk, with an ability to devise and deliver on action plans through high quality risk management and needs assessment, coupled with a current understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of lone working practices

**Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible**

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Floating Support Worker

Redbridge, London