C&S Support Worker
Gloucester - GL1 3NE

Job reference: NRD-CAS-010781

Location: Gloucester - GL1 3NE

Closing date: 28/03/2019

Salary: £21,451

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Care and Support

Hours per week: 37.5

Riverside have a new opportunity for a Support Worker working full time on a permanent basis earning £21,451 rising to £22,459 after 18 months depending on performance.

Who you’ll be helping

Newton House provides a safe, enabling environment for homeless people in Gloucestershire with complex support needs such as mental health issues, substance misuse and offending behaviour.

We provide short term accommodation providing high level personalised support, encouraging customers to make the first step to independent living.

We provide more than housing, offering individual support based around the customer’s needs in order to build confidence and independence.

You can read more about the scheme here.

While Riverside does have roles for carers, this is a role perfect for those looking for support work.

What will you do?

As a trusted member of our team, you will act as a mentor, helping develop a personalised support plan with a number of young people. You will also take the lead in beneficial activities to develop the customer’s confidence and skills.

Day to day

Your usual responsibilities as a Newton House Support Worker will include:

• Keeping on target with the personalised support plan
• Assessing customers new to the scheme
• Covering reception
• Some administrative work and general support in running the scheme
• Signposting and working with external agencies.

For a deeper understanding of your responsibilities, take a look at the job description linked below.

Does this describe you?

You are flexible, empathetic, inclusive and resilient. Even better, you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills too. You will be people focussed and be passionate about changing people’s lives.

Though not essential by any means, you have preferably worked with vulnerable clients in a housing or support setting before.  

Click on the job description linked below to see a full list of our essential requirements.

What’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer you:

• Access to ongoing personal career development opportunities through Learning Zone
• 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
• Family friendly benefits providing enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption
• Childcare vouchers salary sacrifice through payroll
• Riverside Rewards scheme and app, providing valuable access to discounted benefits including high street and online savings

Who are Riverside?

We are one of the UK’s leading social housing and regeneration organisations. We are a group of not-for-profit and commercial companies with a charitable housing association at our core. Operating across 160 local authorities in England and Scotland and housing 100,000+ people, we are fully committed to improving the lives of thousands of individuals and families. We seek to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.

Is Riverside for you?

We want you to feel empowered and that your voice is truly heard. Being a company focused on people, we treat our customers with this same respect.

We trust you to protect our customers, our people and our business and we see outstanding worth in those with the courage to take responsibility, innovate and find solutions. 

Your focus on performance and ambition is rewarded with development opportunities. With Riverside, you can achieve. 

If you’re thinking of joining us as a Support Worker we’d love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.

 

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