Support Worker

Job Reference : NRD-CAS-006353
Location : Reading - RG1 2QT
Closing Date : 20/08/2017
Salary : £20,430
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Care and Support
Hours Per week : 37.5


Riverside are recruiting a Support Worker to join our scheme, Hamble Court, based in Reading. This is a full time, permanent opportunity. Hamble Court is a supported housing scheme. We offer secure accommodation and a safe environment for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, whilst working closely with each individual to provide them with a package of support to meet their needs.

As a support worker, you will deal empathetically with new and existing clients who have a variety of needs. You will work positively with the appropriate agencies and local support services to deliver a package tailored to cover both practical solutions and emotional support. Regular contact and reviews will ensure that we are meeting the needs of the individual, making adjustments where needed and ultimately assisting customers to secure permanent housing, live more independently and achieve some of their aspirations.

Ideally you will have previous experience within a similar role / environment, but your transferable skills are just as important. You will have a positive attitude, be proactive and enthusiastic, with the ability to work effectively with clients, including those who may display challenging behaviour. Administration duties are a key part of the role and how we record much of our daily activities, as such, applicants must have basic computer skills. Reception duties will also be required on an ad hoc basis.

Here at Riverside we invest in our employees offering training and support to enable you to further develop your skills within the organisation. We believe in rewarding our employees and offer exciting employee benefits, including 25 days holiday and much more. You will work a variety of shifts on a rota basis, covering 5 out of 7 days per week.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.